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VMware: Configure OpenFiler iSCSI targets for VMware ESX

May 25th, 2010 1 comment

Last weekend I downloaded the OpenFiler v.2.3 iso to configure the Central Storage solution in my homelab. After installing the software in a new VM I figured out how to configure iSCSI targets and present them to my ESX servers…

I’m running both VMware ESX 4.0 and ESXi 4.0 in my lab and both provide iSCSI functionality by default to connect through to an iSCSI target.

After I installed OpenFiler in a VM I connected to https://ip:446, you can manage your service account with the created root account and you can manage the OpenFiler with the following credentials Username: Openfiler Password: password

My configuration staps…

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Configure OpenFiler:

Create a new volume group:

 

1. Physical Volume – Assigning space on a physical disk for use in a Volume Group.

2. Volume Group – Contains Physical Volumes from which a Logical Volume will be created.

3. Logical Volume (LUN) – This is what is presented through to a server

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– Select volume and give a volume group name (in my case VMpros)

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VMware: Performance Troubleshooting for VMware vSphere 4 and ESX 4.0

September 22nd, 2009 No comments

Performance problems can arise in any computing environment. In a virtualized computing environment performance problems can arise due to new and often subtle interactions occurring in the shared infrastructure. Uncovering the causes of those problems requires an understanding of the available performance metrics and their relationship to underlying configuration issues.

A new guide covering performance troubleshooting for VMware vSphere 4, including ESX 4.0 hosts, is now available. This document uses a guided approach to lead the reader through the observable manifestations of complex hardware/software interactions in order to identify specific performance problems. For each problem covered, it includes a discussion of the possible root-causes and solutions. Topics covered include performance problems arising from issues in the CPU, memory, storage, and network subsystems, as well as in the VM and ESX host configuration.

The document is available on the VMware Performance Community.

Source: Performance Community
  vsphere4-performance-troubleshooting.pdf

VMware: Host Upgrade Utility 4.0, ESX 3.01 to ESX 4.0.0

August 13th, 2009 2 comments

On my test-lan I upgraded my DL380G4 from ESX 3.01 to ESX 4.0.0 build 171294.

Upgrade:

The upgrade process is is very easy:

For upgrading the ESX host you can use the “vSphere Host Update Utility 4.0

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The old version:

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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Lead (Sr.) Consultant by UNICA ICT Solutions. Sander has over 15 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization and modern worksplace.

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VMware: vSphere Webcast 21/04/2009

April 22nd, 2009 No comments

Bekijk de afbeelding op ware grootte  Gisteren heeft Paul Maritz een presentatie gedaan over VMware vSphere 4. De live webcast was 21/04/2009 18:00 uur Nederlandse tijd online te bekijken.

 

Op de deze pagina kan je de 40 minuten durende webcast sessie bekijken:

 

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VMware: vSphere 4

April 21st, 2009 No comments

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De naam staat prominent op vmware.com: vandaag wordt VMware vSphere 4 officieel gelanceerd. vSphere 4 is de volgende generatie van VMware’s Virtual Infrastructure (ESX server en vCenter (a.k.a. Virtual Center Server). Je hebt vanavond de kans op aan te schuiven in een webcast van Paul Maritz, CEO van VMware.

Om de webcast te volgen, kun je je hier inschijrven:

http://www.vmware.com/landing_pages/nextgen.html

 

De webcast begint 18:00 Nederlandse tijd.

 

Het VMUG forum is inmiddels aangepast, zodat er vragen gesteld kunnen worden over vSphere. Er is een aparte categorie voor dit onderwerp ingericht. Check het forum voor meer info.

Voor de rest, allemaal kijken vanavond!

 

Source: www.vmug.nl

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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Lead (Sr.) Consultant by UNICA ICT Solutions. Sander has over 15 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization and modern worksplace.

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