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Saw this post on xtravirt, I will signup and see

http://www.prweb.com/releases/cloudservices/cloudstorage/prweb5254404.htm

Checkout new flings from VMware Labs

http://labs.vmware.com/flings

Thin apped vCenter Client and VCMA

Unable to type (cat) the VMX file

Make sure you SSH into the host that the VM is running.

I miss the “old” esxcfg-mpath

I know many of you may have the same feeling. It was
difficult for me to find the device for a new LUN allocated, as it
had some partition and I had to remove it before I can format as
VMFS. I found some KB articles, but not as easy as the good old
esxcfg-mpath. I will post some detail here later. 1. SSH and type
the esxcfg-mpath command as below to find the naa, where 90 is the
LUN#

[root@abcd]# esxcfg-mpath -b | grep 90
-B 5

naa.60060e80056e350000006e35
: HITACHI Fibre Channel Disk
(naa.60060e80056e350000006e35)


vmhba1:C0:T0:L90 LUN:90 state:active fc Adapter: WWNN:
20:00:00:00:c9:89:55:e0 WWPN: 10:00:00:00:c9:89:55:e0 Target: WWNN:
50:06:0e:80:05:6e:35:0d WWPN:
50:06:0e:80:05:6e:35:0d


vmhba2:C0:T0:L90 LUN:90 state:active fc Adapter: WWNN:
20:00:00:00:c9:89:56:da WWPN: 10:00:00:00:c9:89:56:da Target: WWNN:
50:06:0e:80:05:6e:35:1b WWPN:
50:06:0e:80:05:6e:35:1b

2. Once you
have the naa, use the following command to find the console
device.

[root@abcd]# esxcfg-scsidevs -l | grep
naa.60060e80056e350000006e -A
8

naa.60060e80056e


Device Type: Direct-Access

Size: 61441
MB

Display Name: HITACHI Fibre
Channel Disk
(naa.60060e80056e)

Plugin:
NMP

Console Device:
/dev/sdcf

Devfs Path:
/vmfs/devices/disks/naa.60060e80056e


Vendor: HITACHI Model: OPEN-V*6 Revis: 5001

SCSI
Level: 2 Is Pseudo: false Status: on

Is RDM
Capable: true Is Removable: false

Is Local:
false

Other
Names:


vml.02005a000060060e80056e35

naa.60060e80056e35

3. run
fdisk against the device and create the
partition.

[root@abcd]# fdisk
/dev/sdcf

Select option o to create a DOS partition and then w
to write the changes. And you are set.

4. Go to VC and define the VMFS volume

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1014953

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1001489

Unable to start 64 bit VM in VMware workstation?

Wondering why you can’t start a 64bit VM in VMware workstation even after you have enavled VT in BIOS? Make sure you edit the VM and set the CPU Virtualization Engine as noted below.

Adding AD groups to ESX/i 4.1

http://communities.vmware.com/message/1661592