Category: esx

  • Some Reality for us Infrastructure Peeps or Apps are cool too

    Don’t’ you just love double titles? For many years I have been an infrastructure guy. I really liked how the cables, and processors and Memory and blinking lights worked. Applications were often the necessary evil tolerated so that I can play with cool technology. During my own journey toward learning about the cloud it becomes […]

  • ESX Commands: esxcfg-vmknic

    You need to have VMkernel ports to do VMotion, Software iSCSI and Fault Tolerance. These ports can be easy to create and manage from the command line. I generally can be found adding them for vSphere iSCSI. I especially use the cli for tasks that are repeated over and over. Creating multiple ports per ESX […]

  • ESX Commands: esxcfg-pciid,rescan,resgrp,swiscsi,upgrade, vmhbadevs

    I have been writing on ESX command line stuff for far too long now. I just need to finish it before ESX 5 comes out with no command line support and my year long series is rendered obsolete before it is finished. Here is a few more commands from ESX 3.5u4. They are pretty short […]

  • ESX Commands – esxcfg-module

    After the last two entries being somewhat boring and not useful at least in my opinion. I am glad this command has a little more to it. [root@esx1 root]# esxcfg-module -hUsage: esxcfg-module -g–get-options Get the options for a given module and whether it is loaded on boot. -s–set-options Set the options for a given module. […]

  • Free Stuff from the Ghost of VMworld’s Past

    Why haven’t you looked into all of these free VMworld Sessions?So greatly collected all in one place at the best one stop shop for all VMware related material on the web Eric Siebert’s vSphere-land. This will be great distraction from me renewing my CCNA and getting MCITP in Exchange 2007. My best excuse for not […]

  • ESX Commands – esxcfg-linuxnet

    The guide from VMware.com says esxcfg-linuxnetConverts vswif to eth when booting ESX Server into service-console-only mode rather than into ESX mode. This command is used for the bootstrap process and is intended for VMware Technical Support use only. You should not issue this command unless instructed to do so by a VMware Technical Support representative.There […]

  • ESX Commands – esxcfg-init

    Wow, this was a good one eh?check out the help. [root@esx1 root]# esxcfg-init -hUsage: esxcfg-initThis program is used to initialize device names and advanced configuration options for the VMkernel on system boot.It is NOT intended for use outside of initialization scripts.[root@esx1 root]# I decided to google the command to see if anyone had insight. Not […]

  • ESX Commands – esxcfg-info

    This is a great command to give you a whole bunch of information. Sort of like trying to drink from a fire hose. Go ahead and type esxcfg-info as root from your console. Wasn’t that fun? You can follow this article and redirect the output to a file to make it a little easier. If […]

  • ESX Commands – esxcfg-hwiscsi

    Next in the order of commands is esxcfg-hwiscsi. This command according to the iSCSI SAN configuration guide will let you set certain settings as required by your SAN on your hardware iSCSI HBA. esxcfg-hwiscsi -h – this is the help. Not a ton there but enough. esxcfg-hwiscsi -l – lists the current settings. esxcfg-hwiscsi -a […]

  • ESX Commands – esxcfg-firewall

    I have really forgot to keep up on my VCDX study path. So today a quick tidbit on the esxcfg-firewall command.Many of us today will use the vCenter Client to change firewall ports on the ESX. One instance where I exclusively mess with the firewall from the command line using esxcfg-firewall is when I install […]