Posts Tagged ‘ VMware ESX ’

Add new disk to Red Hat Linux server, create new filesystem without reboot.

January 27, 2014
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If you are running a VMware virtual Red Hat Linux server then it is very easy to add a new disk. For physical servers with hot add capability this is also possible. I am going to show you how to add a new disk to Red Hat Linux complete with a new filesystem, without...
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VMware converting RAW disk to VMDK

August 28, 2013
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Convert a Vmware RDM disk to VMDK while guest VM is powered off Power down the guest VM Clone the VM, under select virtual disk format – select Advanced – change the disk format to Thick provisioned. You only need to do this step for the RDM disk. Completed the steps to create the...
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Expanding VMware virtual IDE disk for Windows XP

November 30, 2012
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In VMware ESX 4.x the default disk type for Windows XP 32bit virtual machine is IDE. If you did not size your drive correctly, you will be unable to expand this virtual disk later using the VMware management client. But if you had selected SCSI adapter instead of IDE, then expanding the disk after...
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How to extend the filesystem on a Vmware ESX guest Red Hat Linux server

May 26, 2011
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Being the administrator of a large Linux shop, I have had to extend the filesystems on the Red Hat Linux server a few times. Each time I had the opportunity to extend the filesystem, I found that I struggled to remember the commands and steps. This is because Linx is a very command line...
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How to map to a remote NFS directory from a VMware ESX 4 server.

November 16, 2010
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I ran into this error while trying to mount a NFS directory on a remote server from my Vmware ESX4 server. My Vmware esx server is called esx4-server and the remote NFS server is called remote-server. I executed the mount commant and got the below error. # mount -t nfs remote-server:/home/andrew/mnt mount.nfs: Input/output...
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Creating RDM to LUN (SAN) mapping on VMware ESX 4, Vcenter.

August 6, 2010
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In the past I have written articles about how to create a RDM to LUN disk mapping for VMware ESX 3. http://www.gamescheat.ca/2009/10/scripts-to-automate-the-process-of-identifying-and-compiling-an-rdm-to-lun-mapping-list-for-vmware-esx-30/ and http://www.gamescheat.ca/2009/10/how-to-identify-and-compile-an-rdm-to-lun-mapping-list-for-vmware-esx-30/ The procedure to identify the path for the RDM (raw disk mapping) to LUN (disk on SAN) on Vmware ESX 4 is different from Vmware Esx 3. There are a...
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Scripts to automate the process of identifying and compiling an RDM to LUN mapping list for VMware ESX 3.0

October 16, 2009
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In an earlier posting I listed a copy of the article explaining how to manually create a RDM to LUN mapping for VMware ESX. I have created scripts to completly automate this process, ftp the result and email the result file. Save the below commands in a file and make it executable. Name the...
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How to identify and compile a RDM to LUN mapping list for VMware ESX 3.0

October 16, 2009
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Below is a copy of the article from VMware knowledge base. It explains the steps to create the Raw Decive Mapping to Logical Unit Number. But is you have a VMserver with many virtual clients and LUNs attached, then this manual procedure can take hours. I have created scripts to automate this procedure and...
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Enable outbound FTP ports on VMware ESX server.

August 26, 2009
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The operating system on VMware ESX 3 is a striped down version of linux. It has only the bare necessities for VMware to function. I wanted to configure a cron job to email the log file, but because sendmail is not installed the mailto command did not work. I decided to write a script...
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