Posts from ‘March, 2010’

How sure is your backup?

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Everybody backups their environment, but how many do actually test if the backup can be restored? When you do, you know how time consuming this process is and even when you do a test restore, you are actually only testing that particular backup. You can’t possibly test every backup in your environment.
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Unattended upgrade of HP mgmt agents – Part 3

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In my post Unattended upgrade of HP mgmt agents – Part 2 you could read about my script for an unattended installation of the HP Management agents on ESX3.5. In this part I’ll share my next version of the script for installing the HP Management agents on ESX4.0 and ESX4.0 U1.
In the ESX4 installation, the location of [...]

Moving your Virtual Center SQL database – Beware!

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I ran into an issue with a vCenter database recently, where I couldn’t see historical performance data anymore in the past week-, month- and year-view. When investigating it, it turned out that I couldn’t see any performance statistics older than 24hrs. I also took a look at the database and it turned out that the [...]

Unattended upgrade of HP mgmt agents – Part 2

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It’s been a year since I blogged about my script to perform an unattended upgrade of the HP management agents 8.1.1 on ESX 3.5 U3. After HP upgraded their management agents to version 8.2.0 some things changed. The installation procedure is now a 2 step process. First there’s a PreInstall_Setup.sh script which modifies some startup [...]