Tag ESXi

VMware ESX is an enterprise-level computer virtualization product offered by VMware, Inc. ESX is a component of VMware’s larger offering, VMware Infrastructure, which adds management and reliability services to the core server product. VMware is replacing the original ESX with ESXi

3-2-1 Backup Strategy

If you’re looking into data protection solutions you’re probably have heard the phrase “3-2-1 backup”. You’ll hear it from most IT consultants, professionals as well as many backup vendors and admins. Every admin should have backups. This 3-2-1 principle works…

Resizing your VMFS

I’ve been developing an automation scripts to provision and expand VMFS Datastore. Expand not Extent… I increased the storage volume size and need to increase the size of VMFS datastore without affording the downtime Here is the VIjava / YAVI Java code for…

VMware ESXi Logs Location and use cases

This is reference article for VMware ESXi 5.x logs, their locations and use-cases. Log File Location Description Troubleshooting /var/log/auth.log ESXi Shell authentication success and failure Security /var/log/dhclient.log DHCP client service, including discovery, address lease requests and renewals Networking /var/log/esxupdate.log ESXi…