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[21 Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

I finished my Chef Recipes and obviously next step is to create and bootstrap VMware virtual machines directly from scripts. I started to test 2 knife plugins knife-esx and knife-vsphere. Quickly I dropped knife-esx solution, because was based on ssh access to the ESX host and we, “the common people”, don’t have rights on that machine. A little bit about my ESX environment: Is an environment with multiple datacenters, multiple clusters, hundreds of virtual machines. On this environment I don’t have full access and requesting one, it takes weeks/months …

Bugs, Featured, Headline, Recovery, vmware »

[22 Oct 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

After successfully install of ESXi 3.5 server, my datastore1 disappeared unexpectedly after first or second reboot. Is possible to be because of my “hacks” in “Advanced Settings”, but I’m not very sure about that. Looking in /var/log/messages I spotted some very strange errors:

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Debian, Featured, How-to, Linux, Shell, vmware, Webservice »

[26 Jun 2009 | 10 Comments | ]

For me one of the most annoying thing from VMware is the VMware Infrastructure Client, because it doesn’t support Linux. Every-time when I want to manage some machines, or I want to see the IP/Status/etc of some machines, I need to log on on some Windows Server and run the VMware Infrastructure Client from there. Because I’m running exclusively on Linux (Debian 5.0.1 Lenny) on my workstation, this can be very annoying. Anyway, VMware VirtualCenter is exposing to us a set of web services who can control your VMware ESX …

Bugs, Kernel, Linux, Ubuntu, vmware »

[2 Dec 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 9.04 with kernel 2.6.27-10-generic. After upgrade I wanted to reconfigure my old VMware player 2.4.x but no success because the kernel was changed a lot from version 2.6.18 to 2.6.27, so I was “forced” to switch to VMWare Player 2.5.1.

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