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Official VMware PowerPoint Icons and Images

If you’re creating documentation for your virtual infrastructure and want to give it an enterprise look and feel, then make sure you check out these official VMware PowerPoint Icons and Images; VMW_PPT_LIBRARY_Icons-Diagrams_2Q12_1_of_3 VMW_PPT_LIBRARY_Icons-Diagrams_2Q12_2_of_3 VMW_PPT_LIBRARY_Icons-Diagrams_2Q12_3_of_3 As always, there are some legal notices which need to be observed when using this material. If Viso is your tool … Continue reading “Official VMware PowerPoint Icons and Images”

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BUG : HP ESXi 5.0 Complete Bundle Update 1.6

There is a bug in the latest HP ESXi 5.0 bundle update 1.6 (released Jan/Feb 2013) which reports a hardware status warning with your HP Smart Array P410 controller. Once you install the latest VIB’s you will see this warning on the hardware status tab; To fix this; Remove the VIB’s for HP ESXi 5.0 … Continue reading “BUG : HP ESXi 5.0 Complete Bundle Update 1.6”

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VMware vSphere 5.x and 6.x Configuration Maximums

Here are the original PDF configuration maximums for vSphere 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 and now 6.0; vSphere 5.x VMware® vSphere 5.0 Configuration Maximums VMware® vSphere 5.1 Configuration Maximums VMware® vSphere 5.5 Configuration Maximums vSphere 6.x VMware® vSphere 6.0 Configuration Maximums And if you’re only interested in the differences, these tables summarise them below; 36,776 total views, 1 views … Continue reading “VMware vSphere 5.x and 6.x Configuration Maximums”

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Are all your guest OS partitions correctly aligned?

Guest OS partition alignment isn’t a new topic, but it is important that you deal with any misaliged disks to ensure that you are getting the best out of your storage. This post will cover how to identify which of your windows VM’s are affected using PowerShell and WMI. Firstly, to put the performance differences … Continue reading “Are all your guest OS partitions correctly aligned?”

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Update Manager : Online depot for HP and Dell extensions

If you use Update Manager and have either HP or Dell hosts then this simple VUM configuration will save you from manually downloading VIB’s and importing them into your patch repository. Switch to admin view, select configuration, download settings and add these two vendor URL’s into your list of download sources; http://vibsdepot.hpe.com/index.xml             ➡ New URL, effective … Continue reading “Update Manager : Online depot for HP and Dell extensions”

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Take advantage of Windows PowerShell 3.0 to manage your VMware environment

If you meet the system requirements for Windows Management Framework 3.0, then make sure you take advantage of Windows PowerShell 3.0 to manage your VMware environment. You will still use the same vSphere PowerCLI cmdlets that you’re used to, but run them from the Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE). To achieve this, you need … Continue reading “Take advantage of Windows PowerShell 3.0 to manage your VMware environment”

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