Posts Tagged ‘vCenter’

Reconnect ESX hosts using PowerShell

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This week I ran into problems with vCenter server and almost all of my VMs were orphaned in vCenter. To resolve this issue I needed to disconnect/connect each ESX host. Because I hate doing repetitive tasks I created a little PowerShell script that I wanted to share with you.

# Variables
$VCServer = “vcserver.yourdomain.local”
$password = “rootPassword”

#Connect to [...]

HOW-TO: Recover from failed Storage VMotion

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A while ago I received a request from the storage department to move a whole ESX cluster to another storage I/O-Group. This would be a disruptive action.
I was wondering if storage VMotion would help me out here if they assigned me some new storage on the other I/O-Group instead of moving the current LUNs.
If you [...]

VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat

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VMware just released the VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat product which was first publicly announced at VMworld Europe 2009.
VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat is an addon which creates high availability for your vCenter Server. vCenter Server becomes more and more important today as new products and addons are being connected to vCenter Server. vCenter Server is the [...]

VMware vCenter Data Recovery

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When taking the VMware vCenter Data Recovery lab on VMworld Europe 2009 I was totally surprised about this new product. The product, which will be part of the new vSphere line of products, is a complete disk based backup and restore solution. In my opinion it’s mainly aimed at SMB organizations however.
The product is build [...]

VMotion does not check vSwitch port availability

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When I was reshuffling some VMs from one cluster to the other, I had a VM that was cut off from the network. When I did some investigation I found that the network adapter was disconnected in the VM Settings. Hmmmm strange.
How could that happen?