Monthly Archives: October 2008

Acura vs. Lexus … just to get a quote …

I ask the acura guy … how much for the car he writes back … Special Financing available for all 2008 Acura TL’s in stock for .9% for 36 months and 2.9% for 60 months on approval of credit. 2008 … Continue reading

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HOWTO set debug logging for QLogic

esxcfg-module –s “extended_error_logging=2” <qladriver> http://communities.vmware.com/message/782916 modinfo /usr/lib/vmware/vmkmod/qla4022.o

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HOW TO register all VMs through command line

find /vmfs/volumes/ -name ‘*.vmx’ -exec vmware-cmd -s register {} \;

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HOW TO move ESX hosts between clusters without maintenance mode

I’ve done this a number of times and never had a problem, but this may not be a good idea. The steps are to: 1. Right click and disconnect the ESX host from vCenter. 2. Right click and remove the host you … Continue reading

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HOW TO force VirtualCenter to load after SQL Server on the same system

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/193888 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\<Service name> <Service name> = vpxd for VirtualCenter modify the DependOnService key and add MSSQLSERVER

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ESX 3.x – HOW TO enable hostd debug logging

<log> <directory>/var/log/vmware/</directory> <name>hostd</name> <outputToConsole>false</outputToConsole> <level>info</level> <maxFileSize>5242880</maxFileSize> <maxFileNum>5</maxFileNum> </log>

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HOWTO set ESX advanced settings through commandline

esxcfg-advcfg –set 5 /Mem/VMOverheadGrowthLimit /proc/vmware/config/Mem/VMOverheadGrowthLimit

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HOW TO PSOD an ESX host

This can be done using vsish: ‘set /reliability/crashMe/Panic’. ls -l /scripts/support/bin/vsish*

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HOW TO manually create VMFS volume

vmkfstools -C vmfs3 -S “storage” /vmfs/devices/disks/vmhba0:0:0:9

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HOW TO enable verbose logging on ESX

/proc/vmware/config/Misc/ProcVerbose

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