Monthly Archives: October 2006

couple of things to look at for AD auth in ESX 3

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx_authentication_AD.pdf You should additionally check for: 1) Firewall /usr/sbin/esxcfg-firewall –allowoutgoing –openport 389,tcp,out,in,LDAP We need to allow outgoing and outgoing for port 389. 2) Time. It’s probably best to sync time with the AD server with NTP. Just configure the /etc/ntp.conf … Continue reading

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use cat /dev/null instead of rm

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How to update ESX 3 with yum

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Postfix SASL w/ Cyrus / LDAP

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How to get tcpdump from Virtual Switches in ESX 3

1) Install VMware-esx-supptools-3.0.0-1.i386.rpm from the ESX 3 cd. 2) You can then run “/usr/lib/vmware/support/esxnet-support man” and learn how to use the tool, but … 3) To get a trace from the portgroup, you’ll need to run: /usr/lib/vmware/support/esxnet-support trace -z -p … Continue reading

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