René vd Linden is in the Information Technology field for more than 12 years, starting out with helpdesk/desktop/server support at Polygram/Universal Music and ending up as a system administrator at Connexxion, a public transport organisation. At a customer with three Virtual Centers (VC), he needed a way to document the security roles and their permissions, and a easy/consistent way to apply these role/permissions to the other VC’s. So he created an Excel sheet to generate SQL files per role (incl. permissions), which can be imported directly in the VC (MS-SQL) Database to create the roles.
Thursday, January 3. 2008
You can download the new VCP Logos for use on your business card, stationery, marketing materials, or Web site at the VMware Certified Professional Program Web site. Besides that VCP On VMware ESX Server 3.5 and Virtual Center 2.5 are available from March 1st, 2008. Current holders of the VCP for VMware Infrastructure 3 will not be required to refresh their certification for VMware ESX Server 3.5 and VMware VirtualCenter 2.5. Candidates who have taken one of the qualifying courses for the VCP on Virtual Infrastructure 3.0 and have not taken the test are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Beginning March 1st, 2008 questions on VMware ESX Server 3.5 and VMware Virtual Center 2.5 may appear on the exam. Candidates who have taken VMware ESX Server 3.0 and VMware Virtual Center 2.0 classes and DO NOT take the test prior to March 1st, 2008 will have the following options to learn about the new software versions. 1. Self study and hands on experience. 2. What’s New e-learning offerings from VMware What’s New classes will not be required for those attempting the exam, but are recommended as an information source.
Wednesday, January 2. 2008
Book Description : This book will detail the default and custom installation of VMwares ESX server as well as basic and advanced virtual machine configurations. It will then walk the reader through post installation configurations including installation and configuration of VirtualCenter. From here, readers will learn to efficiently create and deploy virtual machine templates. Best practices for securing and backing up your virtual environment are also provided. The book concludes with a series of handy, time-saving command and configuration for: bash shell keystrokes, Linux commands, configuration files, common/proc files, VMware ESX commands, and troubleshooting.
Tuesday, January 1. 2008
Storage VMotion simplifies array migration and upgrade tasks and reduces I/O bottlenecks by moving running virtual machines to the best available storage resource in your environment. But There was one downside to it. Migrations using Storage VMotion had to be administered through the Remote Command Line Interface (Remote CLI). Asp24 created a webpage that does the following: Log in to VirtualCenter (2.5) and get the storage/config file paths for all registered VM's (like this: iscsi1_1 vm/vm.vmx) Put the list into a dropdown menu and have an input field for the target storage location. And a move-button to start svmotion. You can read all about it in this community thread.
Due to a virtualization restriction with the 32-bit VT it’s not possible to start a VM in a virtualized ESX 3.5 environment. There are a lot of people searching for the right ESX 3.5 tweak but after numerous attempts I’m beginning to doubt if it’s possible at all. The answer to this question will eventually depend on a patch from VMware that addresses the implementation of the Intel Vanderpool Technology and it’s VMX mode the right way. When you want to know more about Vanderpool and VM’s running on it, this document is very interesting.