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RHEL 2.1 P2V Fails at 99%

RHEL 2.1 P2V Fails at 99%

I have a physical RHEL 2.1 box that I am trying to P2V to an ESXi host using the VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.3 app and it is failing at 98% and 99%. The log is showing the following errors: [#2] [2011-02-11 16:45:39.209 07840 info ‘task-1’] Worker CloneTask updates, state: 1, percentage: 98, xfer rate (Bps): 8817664[#2] [2011-02-11 16:46:04.379 05412 info ‘task-2’] Remote Helper VM is reconfiguring, data clone is finished[#2] [2011-02-11 16:46:04.379 05412 info ‘task-2’] Volume-based cloning dlinux5.XX.XXX–> dlinux5…

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VMware HA

VMware HA

You will need this if you have environments with both ESXi and ESX. http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1006541

Collecting from ESX/ESXi with VMware vCM 5.4

Collecting from ESX/ESXi with VMware vCM 5.4

If you have VMware vCM (Configuresoft ECM, EMC Ionix SCM) and want to collect from ESX/ESXi you have to create a local user on the ESXi host and give that user Administrator permissions. That can be quite a daunting task if you have more than a handful of machines so I wrote the below powershell program that allows interactive use or automated use with a .CSV file. —Start ScriptFunction NextUser { if ($newUser) { Write-host “Do you want to specify…

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Bad ESX Network Driver on BL490c G6

Bad ESX Network Driver on BL490c G6

Ok, so here is the scenario: HP Blade (BL490c G6) has a bad stick of RAM, pull blade from cabinet, swap RAM, re-insert blade, power on blade and receive the following ESX error: “networking-drivers …No compatible network adapter found. Please consult the product’s Hardware Compatibility Guide (HCG) for a list of supported adapters.” At first we were sure that the issue was firmware related however it appears that it just might be a bad VMware driver. Here’s why: I went…

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