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What hypervisors are you seeing in the general public?

Scott’s post on multiple hypervisor’s got me thinking… Regardless of workload (server, VDI, DR, Test/Dev) I myself only really see one hypervisor out there…¬†VMware. I think so many companies have built their operational policies, processes and procedures around ESX that it is going to be an incredibly difficult migration to something else. I know of […]

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Posted in Citrix XenDesktop, Cloud, Desktop Virtualization, Hyper-V, Linux, View, Virtualization, vmware, Windows Server 2012, XenServer | 2 Comments »

ESXi bug causes Cisco VPC’s to not function correctly

After hours and hours and hours of troubleshooting, we’ve finally figured out why our brand new C260 ESX hosts that we’re installed in a VPC were not functioning correctly. At the most, only 3 interfaces were ever able to come online, bringing the fourth would take the entire host down. The problem? The C260 uses […]

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Posted in Cisco, Networking, vmware | 2 Comments »

Configure Syslog on ESXi using PowerShell and PowerCLI

Using powershell, I was able to configure all the hosts in my vCenter instance First, I needed to configure the syslog host get-vmhost| Set-VMHostAdvancedConfiguration -NameValue @{‘Config.HostAgent.log.level’=’info’;’Vpx.Vpxa.config.log.level’=’info’;’’=’udp://IPADDDR:514′} I then needed to open the appropriate firewall ports for the traffic to get through get-vmhost| Get-VMHostFirewallException |?{$_.Name -eq ‘syslog’} | Set-VMHostFirewallException -Enabled:$true On the C220 M3’s, we had […]

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Posted in PowerCLI, Powershell, vmware | 1 Comment »