ESXi 5.1

VMs on nested ESXi 5.x host will not start after upgrade to ESXi 5.1

Recently I upgraded my physical server to ESXi 5.1 and I have been running different VMs on it without any issues. Unfortunately, when I powered on my whole vCenter Site Recovery Manager infrastructure and tried to power on some x64-bit VMs, I received the following error message.  Checking all the settings didn’t reveal any misconfiguration or what so ever so this has to do with upgrade of my home lab server to ESXi 5.1. I […]

News

Veeam is giving away prizes to Virtualization Lovers!

Hi all! I’ve got some great news for you from our friends at Veeam. Veeam is now featuring a monthly prize drawings with some very exciting prizes. Entering is easy, just one entry is all that’s required for a chance to win every month until August 2013. Among the prizes, there are Microsoft Surface tablets, Apple iPads, and FREE passes to TechEd and VMworld! Pretty awesome huh? 🙂 You can enter the prizes carnival here and you […]

News

Veeam releases Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5!

Veeam just announced the new Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5 at VMworld 2012 in Barcelona which is as you all probably know a powerful, easy to use and affordable backup solution for VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. The software will be available in Q4 of 2012. The new release includes new restore capabilities for Microsoft Exchange, and HP StoreVirtual VSA and LeftHand snapshots. Another significant addition is support for VMware vSphere  5.1 and Windows Server 2012 […]

vCenter

Tweaking Java.exe memory usage on vCenter Server 5.1

During the upgrade of my home lab from vSphere 5.0 to vSphere 5.1 I have noticed that there is more memory consumption on my vCenter Server than before the upgrade. According to the vSphere Installation and Setup Guide, this happens because vCenter Server includes several Java services in the installation (VirtualCenter Management Webservices, Inventory Service, Profile-Driven Storage Service and Single Sign On) and when you install vCenter Server, you have an option to select the […]

Dump Collector

Configure vSphere ESXi Dump Collector

Here is a quick post about configuring the vSphere Dump Collector for your ESXi hosts. I’m not going to cover the installation process because it is really simple and straightforward. You can install the Dump Collector as stand-alone instance or integrated with vCenter Server. If you choose the last option you will have to provide the IP address, port and log in credentials for the vCenter Server. After the installation, you can configure the Dump […]

ESXi 5

Upgrading from ESXi 5.x to ESXi 5.1 using VMware Update Manager

In-place upgrade of ESXi hosts is quick and simple and well suitable for small environments. However, if you want to upgrade a large number of ESXi hosts without any downtime, you can simply use VMware Update Manager to do the job which is provided with the vCenter Server installation ISO. Before you can upgrade your ESXi hosts make sure that you upgrade the vCenter Server and VMware Update Manager to version 5.1 first. Also, make […]

vCenter

Install or upgrade the vSphere Web Client

The vSphere Web Client lets you connect to a vCenter Server system to manage your vSphere infrastructure and ESXi hosts through a browser. The vSphere Web Client requires a connection to the vCenter Single Sign On server so make sure you install it before installing vSphere Web Client. Also, make sure that the Inventory Services and the vCenter Server are upgraded to version 5.1. Currently the following web browsers are supported in version 5.1 of […]