Identify VMDK sharing

Some times we may need to find out whether VMDK files are shared with some other vms. Using below script we an easily find that. We just need to give the vm name & it  will check for all the vmdk paths in all the VMS   connect-viserver vcentername $vmname=read-host -Prompt “Enter the VM Name”Continue reading “Identify VMDK sharing”

Some useful commands for ESXi

We can use df -h command to get the file system usage. When can we use it-Most of the time I had to use it to check the file system usage on vCenter appliance. We can use find command to find files in the ESXi or vCenter file system In my below example I haveContinue reading “Some useful commands for ESXi”

How to configure iSCSI on vSAN

iSCCI is one of the best option where we can use our vSAN datastore from outside. We an configure our vSAN enabled ESXi hosts as iSCSI target.This help us to configure guest level clustering also. Login to vCenter Select the cluster Select Configure Click on edit button which in line with vSAN iSCSI Target ServerContinue reading “How to configure iSCSI on vSAN”

Configure backup & restore vCenter 6.7

This is a very useful feature when its working with changes.This is the easiest way to restore our vCenter. As a destination backup media we need to have http,https,ftp or ftps server. Since I had windows server. Just I add web roles with ffp feature sfrom server manager. Once I completed that process. I haveContinue reading “Configure backup & restore vCenter 6.7”

vSphere 6.7 Quick boot

vSphere 6.7 quick boot is new feature which is integrated with update manager. When we performing patching activities with earlier versions of vSphere most of the time we need to reboot the ESX hosts. This is very painful because normayy it will take more than 5 minutes to reboot hardware server. Also sometimes we mayContinue reading “vSphere 6.7 Quick boot”

Migrate vCenter 5.5 windows implementation to vCener 6.5 appliance

First of all we need to run Migration Assistance tool from vCenter 5.5 server. To do this we can mount the vCenter 6.7 installation media to the computer. Inside the ISO file we can locate migration assistance in the folder migration-assistant This exe will prompt for sso admin password