ESXi Partition

ESXi 5.0, the system creates at least five partitions whose size and layout the user cannot control. Bootpartition (4 MB): This partition is needed for booting Bootbank (250 MB): The compressed boot image is saved on this FAT partition. It will be extracted during the boot process and loaded into the system memory. At the…

Disabling VAAI using the vSphere Client

Disabling VAAI using the vSphere Client To disable VAAI using the vSphere Client: Open the VMware vSphere Client. In the Inventory pane, select the ESXi/ESX host. Click the Configuration tab. Under Software, click Advanced Settings. Click DataMover. Change the DataMover.HardwareAcceleratedMove setting to 0. Change the DataMover.HardwareAcceleratedInit setting to 0. Click VMFS3. Change the VMFS3.HardwareAcceleratedLocking setting…

Difference between ESX and ESXi

  Capability ESX ESXi ServiceConsole Present Removed Troubleshootingperformed via Service Console ESXi Shell ActiveDirector Authentication Enabled Enabled SecureSyslog Not Supported Supported ManagementNetwork Service Console Interface VMkernel Interface JumboFrames Supported Supported HardwareMontioring 3 rd Party agents installed inService console Via CIM Providers Bootfrom SAN Supported in ESX Supported in ESXi Softwarepatches and updates Needed as similar…

Virtual Center Default roles

  Roles Description NoAccess Cannot view orchange the assigned object.vSphere Client tabs associated with an object appear without content.Can be used to revoke permissions that would otherwise be propagated to anobject from a parent object.Available in ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server. ReadOnly View the stateand details about the object.View all the tab panels in the vSphere…

VMware Index

Index: 1.What is VM, VM files and Key Properties. 2. ESXi Architecture 3. Minimum H/W Requirements and Partition table 4. Pre and Post Installation steps for ESX 5. Vsphere – Managing of ESX 6. Virtual Center and It’s Features Features: a. Snapshot b. Template and clone C. VMotion and SV Motion d. HA and DRS…

WSUS Windows Server Update Services

WSUS (Windows Server Update Services): Purpose and Scope Effective patch management is a crucial factor in any IT organization’s change control and security practices.  This document serves as a procedural guide to standardize how patches are managed and applied to all servers managed using WSUS software.The procedures documented below not only provide the benefit of…

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a standardized network protocol used on Internet Protocol (IP) networks for dynamically distributing network configuration parameters, such as IP addresses for interfaces and services. With DHCP, computers request IP addresses and networking parameters automatically from a DHCP server, reducing the need for a network administrator or a user…

Domain Naming service(DNS)

DNS (Domain Naming service): It resolves hostname to IP address and IP address to hostname (Vice versa). Zones: Zones are categorized in one of 2 categories. Forward lookup zone — DNS servers maps FQDNs to IP address ii.Reverse lookup zone — DNS Servers maps IP address to FQDNs. (FQDN- Fully Qualified Domain name) Zone types:…

Password Recovery

Windows Password Recovery Download the Offline Windows Password and Registry Editor at http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html . In the download section download the zipped file that contains the bootable CD image in ISO format. Copy the ISO image to one of the datastores on the host that the VM is on. In Vcenter right click on your VM,…