While attempting to add an existing VMFS datastore to a newly built ESXi host, the host wanted to reformat the datastore instead of detecting the existing signature.
In the process of migrating to new storage due to stability issues with the ageing OpenFiler platform, I ran into two of the DeStephen domain controllers having the error listed below. This seemed to be created after the storage appliance crashed hard. Below is the steps taken to correct the systems.
After rebooting an ESXi guest, sometimes my NFS storage will no longer be visible to the system. Upon trying to re-add the storage to the ESXi host, it will error. To easily fix this issue, we will need to access the ESXi hosts CLI.
Reclaiming disk space in VMware can be quite helpful when you are oversubscribing
lab data stores. I had a Cacti database that had grown quite large and after exporting the data, I wanted to reclaim the disk space.
While installing VMware View Composer 6, I received the error:
Error 1920. Service VMware Horizon View Composer (svid) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services.
Ran into an issue this morning while changing some network switch ports around where all of a sudden vMotion was no longer working. I did not change the VMware configuration, only the ports in which they were plugged into.
The storage that is running blog.destephen.com is a product of several iterations of lab Network Attached Storage (NAS) setups. What it developed into today allows storage and playback of 1080i home videos, bulk storage of personal files, as well as running 30+ VM’s on a daily basis. This post, while long, walks through the some features and through processes along the way of designing the 21 disk, 25 TB system.
These are the steps that can be used to install VMware Tools on Ubuntu 12.04.
First, add the media to the Virtual Machine through the VMware console.