Posts Tagged ‘ VMware ESX ’

VMware converting RAW disk to VMDK

January 27, 2014
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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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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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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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