i’ve moved a linux router from 9yo physical box to a vm running under esxi 6.5. it’s a designated master in pair of master / slave managed by ucarp. it took me a while to figure out why it was not working – why didn’t the slave ‘see’ the master machine? as it turned out ... Read More
i’m taking backups of vmware esxi vms weekly using ghettovcb. it has been working greatly for many years. once in a while i need to recover a particular file from particular backup. there’s quicker way than just restoring the whole vm!
i’ve upgraded from esxi 5.5 to 6.0 a couple of servers. soon after i’ve discovered that ghettoVCB would fail on some of VMs while it worked fine on the others. i’ve started poking around and found out that for those VMs where backup failed i creation of snapshot would fail with the following error: while ... Read More
i have esxi 5.5 running on top of dell r620. since few months server has raid1 based on 2x intel s3500 800GB drives. but vmware [or maybe rather the raid controller – dell’s h710p] has seen it as a non-ssd drive: i’ve found a solution here and here: log in to the vmware server via ... Read More
i had to move hard disks containing installed esxi 5.1 from one server to another. after i booted up a new server there was an unexpected surprise for me… vmware ‘kept’ the mac address assigned to the management interface from the old machine. so for a while i had duplicate mac address: legitimately on the ... Read More