VMware Security Hardening Guides

Security Hardening Guides provide prescriptive guidance for customers on how to deploy and operate VMware products in a secure manner. Guides for vSphere are provided in an easy to consume spreadsheet format, with rich metadata to allow for guideline classification and risk assessment. They also include script examples for enabling security automation. Comparison documents are … Continue reading “VMware Security Hardening Guides”

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vMotion operation fails with the error, “The VM failed to resume on the destination during early power on”.

I had an interesting issue to resolve today, one that I haven’t seen before and one that took a bit of digging to resolve. The problem related to migrating some Exchange mailbox servers from a legacy ESXi 4.1 host onto new ESXi 5.1 host. This should have been a simple vMotion operation, but the task … Continue reading “vMotion operation fails with the error, “The VM failed to resume on the destination during early power on”.”

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PSOD : LINT1 motherboard interrupt

I had a Dell R815 host crash yesterday, with the following PSOD error message; The system has found a problem on your machine and cannot continue. LINT1 motherboard interrupt. This is a hardware problem; please contact your hardware vendor. When I checked the system logs on the iDRAC, I could see a bus fatal error … Continue reading “PSOD : LINT1 motherboard interrupt”

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Dell VC Plugin – iDRAC Queued Jobs

I’ve been doing some standard maintenance on my Dell R815 hosts (upgrading BIOS, firmware, drivers etc.) and ran into some difficulty with one particular server. I use the Dell Management Plugin for VMware vCenter to carry out these operations, and besides being slow it works well. I simply run the firmware upgrade wizard which stages … Continue reading “Dell VC Plugin – iDRAC Queued Jobs”

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Why are my new servers so much slower than the old ones?

I had a support call today where I was asked to have a look at some servers to find out why they seemed so much slower than the existing ones. With not much detail to go on I first looked at some basic metrics; The first thing that stands out is that the new server … Continue reading “Why are my new servers so much slower than the old ones?”

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