Posts Tagged ‘esx’

Setup on CentOS

April 27th, 2011 No comments

Setup VMWare-CLI Perl Kit on CentOS 5.5 x64 (RedHat)
Older Post with Simillar Information

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monitor esx with nagios

May 6th, 2010 2 comments

Its a system administrator duty to be sure the ESX servers health and performance are OK.
I monitor:

ESX Monitoring

ESX Monitoring

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Setup HP Insight Manager on VMWare ESX 4

March 28th, 2010 No comments
Setup HP Insight Manager on VMWare ESX 4

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refused smux peer: oid SNMPv2

March 10th, 2010 3 comments

Open Manager Bug with SNMP-SMUX

I had this problem on ESX4 with Open Manager 6.10

The error:

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reset esx 4 password

February 25th, 2010 No comments

How to reset ESX password 1. Power on the ESX server. At the Grub boot loader, select the “VMware ESX 4.0” entry and press a to modify the kernel arguments. 2. Add a space and the word single to the end of the list of arguments and press Enter. (Note that the first few arguments will scroll off the left hand side of the console.) 3. At the prompt, type the command passwd and press Enter. 4. Enter the command reboot and press Enter. ESX will boot normally.

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January 29th, 2010 No comments

VLAN testing in ESX 4, So I need to test lots of VLANs and make sure connectivity is OK.

Well here is quick and easy way to do it?
1. Create a port group on the vSwitch with ID 4095. This will allow the VM
to connect to all available VLANs available to the host.

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ESX Loses Connection to VC

January 28th, 2010 No comments

warning ‘Heartbeat’] Failed to bind heartbeat socket (-1). Using any IP.

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Howto backup ESX

July 16th, 2009 1 comment

HOW TO backup ESX 3.0.1 with

This nice perl script allows online backup of Virtual Machines to a remote FTP/SMB/NFS
It was written by Massimiliano Daneri, and many other authors contributed
it can be downloaded from here

How to install it:

Download and copy to a the ESX server using WinSCP, copy to /etc/vmbk
Login via SSH into the ESX server:
# cd /etc/vmbk
# bash
Runing the script from /etc/vmbk/ it will work, since the dependencies are in these folders.

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Can't locate VMware/

June 2nd, 2009 No comments

Reinstall Perl in ESX

Error: Can’t locate VMware/
#vmare-cmd stop working along with all scripts that depend on module.
For some reason my perl VMWare::Perl stoped working, so I reinstall perl 5.8.0 version from scratch
first download it, then do:
#sh Configure -Dusethreads -Duseithreads -Dusemultiplicity -Duselargefiles -Dotherlibdirs=/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.0
#make test
#make install
i was Still getting an error like:

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ESX monitoring

February 4th, 2009 3 comments

So I got a hard mission, monitor a VMWare ESX 3 Server. I thought it would be easy but I was wrong.
Of course I did with Nagios/Centreon, at first I tried SNMP without much success. So I found out that a smart guy somewhere had gone thru the pain of delevoping some quite amazing script that would do just what I needed.
This guy is Steve Shipway and his site/forum has much information
I will focus in monitoring the Server ESX, not its VM hosts.
Well here are the stpes I did in order to have it “almost” working they way I wanted:

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