Category: VMware

SLES File System(s) turns Read-Only

A VM with SLES 11.4 (64bit) was installed a while ago,  and is used as application server. Everything has been working properly for a while (~1 month), but as of a few days back, some filesystems (/  and /opt)  have turned to read-only (!?). Pretty much every task fails, be it starting vi or even

PowerCli – Check and change Advanced VM settings – disk.enableUUID

Added menu stuff: +++++++++++++ POWERCLI SCRIPT +++++++++++++++ # Autor: AA # Datum: 05.10.15 get-cluster | select Name | sort $CLName = Read-Host “Type the exact name of the Cluster to be checked/set for disk.enableUUID” $vms=get-cluster $CLName | get-vm | where {$_.Guest.OSFullName -match “Linux*” } | sort name $vmscount=($vms).count echo ” ====================================================

▶ Using PowerCLI to get the IP address of a VM (vSphere)

Here is a simple but handy PowerCLI one liner which can output the VM name and it’s IP address. Connect-VIServer  <name> <credentials> Get-VM $VM | Select Name, @{N="IP Address";E={@($_.guest.IPAddress[0])}} or get-vmguest $VM | select VM,IPADDRESS VM                IPAddress --                  --------- vmname      {, <ipv6 address>}

▶ VMware KB: Configuring disks to use VMware Paravirtual SCSI (PVSCSI) adapters

This article includes supplemental information about configuring and using VMware Paravirtual SCSI (PVSCSI) adapters. PVSCSI adapters are high-performance storage adapters that can result in greater throughput and lower CPU utilization. PVSCSI adapters are best suited for environments, especially SAN environments, where hardware or applications drive a very high amount of I/O throughput.The VMware PVSCSI adapter