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VMware: How to check HBA firmware version without rebooting ESX host

February 25th, 2011 4 comments

I need to find out witch firmware version is running on my HBA without rebooting the ESX host.. I thought this was possible by GUI but couldn’t find it, so I decided to check this by console. Give the following commands:

Navigate to:

– cd proc/scsi/qla or lpfc820
– ls –lia

To view the HBA information:

– cat 6
– cat 7

Result:

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It wasn’t so difficult!

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VMware: vStorage API – VAAI check status

January 21st, 2011 4 comments

To determine if VAAI is enabled service console in ESX or the RCLI in ESXi, run the commands and ensure that the value is 1:

# esxcfg-advcfg -g /DataMover/HardwareAcceleratedMove
# esxcfg-advcfg -g /DataMover/HardwareAcceleratedInit
# esxcfg-advcfg -g /VMFS3/HardwareAcceleratedLocking

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Can I check the VAAI status from the command line?

esxcfg-scsidevs -l | egrep "Display Name:|VAAI Status:"

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More interesting information: yellow-bricks.com

Source: VMware KB

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VMware: VMware ESX 4.1, Patch Release ESX410-201010001

November 16th, 2010 No comments

VMware released the first patches for ESX en ESXi 4.1, more information:

ESX:

ESX410-201010401-SG Security                            -                            KB 1027013

ESX410-201010402-SG Security                            -                            KB 1027014

ESX410-201010404-SG Security                            -                            KB 1027016

ESX410-201010405-BG Critical                              -                            KB 1027017

ESX410-201010409-SG Security                            -                            KB 1027019

ESX410-201010410-SG Security                            -                            KB 1027020

ESX410-201010412-SG Security                            -                            KB 1027022

ESX410-201010413-SG Security                            -                            KB 1027023

ESX410-201010414-SG Security                            -                            KB 1027024

ESX410-201010415-BG Critical                              -                            KB 1027025

ESX410-201010419-SG Security                            -                            KB 1027026

 

ESXi:

 

ESXi410-201010401-SG Security                            -                            KB 1027021

ESXi410-201010402-BG Critical                              -                            KB 1027028

 

Download patches: VMware

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VMware: Windows 2008 disks are offline after upgrading hardware 4 to 7

September 21st, 2010 4 comments

Today I did some maintenance in the datacenter. I upgraded last month to vCenter 4.1 and the ESX hosts from 4.0 to 4.1. Today was planned to update some virtual hardware from 4 to 7 but after I upgraded and started some Windows 2008 SP2 VM’s I can’t connect mappings and receiving some errors from the loginscript. After some troubleshooting I saw that some local disks (.VMDK) are offline!

Solution:

Goto Disk Management > Right click on the offline disk, select: Online 

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Okay, the disk is online.. my data is back without any dataloss but my shares are gone. You only need to restart the VM again to resolve this issue.

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VMware: Change MAC address in .VMX with “Virtual Mac Tool”

September 8th, 2010 2 comments

After installing a new VMXNET3 network card my HP MAC based license server didn’t function anymore. To change the MAC address in the VMX file I used a very nice tool, called: Virtual MAC Tool created by Richard Garsthagen.

How to:

– Turn off your VM;
– Open Virtual MAC Tool;
– Connect your ESX host or VC;

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– Select the VM and vNIC/Network you want to change the MAC address

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VMware: vSphere 4.0 “Hardware monitoring service not responding, the host is not powered on”

August 10th, 2010 2 comments

After receiving some emails from vCenter that my heartbeat is incorrect I decided to troubleshooting this issue, but after some time but didn’t found a good answer to solve this issue so I called VMware..

[VMware vCenter – Alarm Host error] Error detected on esx51 in [clustername]: Agent can’t send heartbeats.msg size: 1014, sendto() returned: Operation not permitted

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Solution:

– Upgrade your ESX Host firmware;

– You need to reset the default sensors once, goto:

ESX Host > Hardware Status > Select: “System event” log and click Reset Sensor. This will clear the sensor status and recheck the hardware sensors again. If there still some errors please check your hardware, if not.. your fake/hanging warning disappears.

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VMware: ESX 4.1 Active Directory Integration

July 24th, 2010 No comments

Since vSphere 4.1 there’s a possibility to connect your ESX server into Microsoft Active Directory, how do you configure this:

– Connect directly to your ESX host

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– Make sure your DNS servers are correct configured on the host + add the host by FQDN in your DNS server in your domain;

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VMware: How to revert root user role from "Read-only" to "Administrator"

July 24th, 2010 15 comments

Today on the Dutch VMug forum somebody got some trouble to connect a ESX host after changing the “root” permissions from Administrator to Read-only. Nice problem to find a solution, I created the same situation in my test environment.

Situation:

User: Root – Role: Read-Only

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Solution:

… but you can still login at the console or putty session.. so what to do:

Edit the authorization.xml file: nano /etc/vmware/hostd/authorization.xml

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VMware: Warning: /vmfs/devices/char/wmkdriver/usbpasstrough not found

July 16th, 2010 3 comments

After installing VMware ESX 4.1 with a connected USB (for USB passtrough in one of my VM’s) disk in my VMware Workstation 7.1 I received this error:

0:00:00:56.791 cpu0:4096)Warning: /vmfs/devices/char/vmkdriver/usbpassthrough not found

 

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