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ESX 5.5 – OVA Error “The operation is not supported on the object”

Export VMs OVA from v5.5.0 (3248547), and Deploying OVA into v5.5.0 (3000241) but fails with “Failed to Deploy OVF/OVA package: The operation is not supported on the object”, the root cause is due to the video card settings, funny! Reference … Continue reading

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ESX Affinity Rules – Notes

Somehow need back to ESXi 5.5 for AD upgrade and to understand some advanced features, i.e Affinity Rules How to Configure VMware Affinity Rules for DRS and Storage DRS https://www.pluralsight.com/blog/tutorials/vmware-storage-drs-rules Goal 1: VM-VM Affinity Goal 2: VM-VM Anti-Affinity rule Goal … Continue reading

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ESXi 5.5 – Extending Performance Data to 36 hours

It is noted that the standalone ESXi can only keep 1 hours’ perf data, and looks no way to change it? here is the solution. By default a standalone ESXi host will keep 1 hours worth of performance data. vCenter … Continue reading

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ESX “I moved it” or “I copied it” ?

What’s the difference between these 2 actions?  quite interesting & very detail… http://techhead.co/vmware-esx-i-moved-it-or-i-copied-it-whats-the-difference/

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EV10 Notes: 3-node MSCS Cluster-across-Boxes on ESX 4.1

need to build up a 3-node MSCS W2K8 R2 Cluster across 3 ESX v4.1 host. some points to be taken as belew: a. Virtual SCSI adapter:  LSI Logic SAS for Windows Server 2008 b. Set I/O timeout > 60s   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Disk\TimeOutValue. … Continue reading

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RDM vs VMFS

planning to run EV10 and E2K10 on ESXi, but now relalise more and more challenge…. one is how to support huge data (~30TB) for EV10. http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1004230 An ESX/ESXi host is limited to a maximum LUN size of 2047GB. This applies … Continue reading

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NIC teaming for ESX, HP Blade, VC & Cisco

Reading   Nov 04 2009 Understanding HP Flex-10 Mappings with VMware ESX/vSphere http://kennethvanditmarsch.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/understanding-hp-flex-10-mappings-with-vmware/ [Jonson] an excellent article with detail diagrams   May 26, 2009 – NIC teaming + load balancing with HP Blades, VirtualConnect, and Ciscohttp://communities.vmware.com/thread/211823 Dec 04, 2006 – … Continue reading

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