ESX 4

Console-Setup, it’s menu driven!

Troubleshooting Service Console issues has always been a little bit annoying (well, at least to me 🙂 ). However, since ESX4 Update 2, there is a new command that will make your life a little bit easier. Login to your ESX server and take a look at #console-setup command. As you can see, it is menu driven and extremely easy to use. Pressing 1, 2 or 3 will display information about vswif, NIC’s and vSwitch/DVS. Press […]

ESX 4

Boot ESX 4 from SAN on IBM HS22 Blade Server.

Wow, it has been a while since my last blog! I’ve been working on a large virtualization project at one of our customers lately, which involved diskless IBM HS22 blade servers with two QLogic QMI2582 Fiber Channel adapters. We configured the ESX host to boot from SAN, which was an IBM DS5300. The procedure below describes how to configure boot from SAN of an ESX 4.0.0 U2 server. It does not cover installing ESX itself. First, login to the IBM BladeCenter with […]