Posts from ‘January, 2009’

Get your Twitter shirt now!

Brent Ozar published a new website where you can order your own personal Twitter T-Shirt.
This is a very funny, but clear way of showing who you are when you are in a team meet.
I like this great idea. Order your shirt now!
There’s a $4.40 cut off when you order before januari 20, 2009.
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Unable to login to your ESX server

Ivo Beerens posted this article last week on the defunct cimservera processes that render an ESX Host unmanageable.
See also this VMWare KB Article.
Symptoms include:

Unable to log in through SSH to the ESX host.
Unable to log in on the local service console.
HA errors.

I ran into this problem a while ago too.
The reason why you cannot login [...]

Are you a VMware vExpert?

VMware is very proud to introduce the VMware vExpert Awards. The VMware vExpert Awards will be given to individuals who have significantly contributed to the overall community of VMware users over the past year, either online or offline. You might be contributing online to blogs, forums, wikis, or other online sites. You might be organizing [...]

Monitor ESX datastores using Hostmonitor

A lot of customers I worked with use Advanced Hostmonitor from KS-Soft to monitor their Windows environment. So is the customer I  am currently working at. Advanced Hostmonitor is a simple and cheap monitoring solution for Windows, but also supports other UNIX/Linux operating systems using Remote Monitoring Agents (RMA).
My current >customer has 50+ ESX servers [...]

New version of the Powershell Healthcheck script released

Ivo Beerens published a new version of his Powershell Healthcheck script.
- VMware ESX server Hardware and version         
- VMware vCenter version    
- Cluster information (Updated)    
- VMware statistics (New)
- Active Snapshots    
- CDROMs connected to VMs   
- Floppy drives connected to VMs  
- Datastores Information such as free space
- RDM information  (New)
- VM information such as VMware tools version,  [...]