Category Archives: vSphere

DRS Cluster Management with Reservation and Shares

Reservation and shares are important resource management settings in a vSphere DRS cluster. They can be set on cluster objects like VMs and resource pools to isolate resources, prioritize, and/or guarantee their availability. To know when to set them for … Continue reading

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Yet another, Perfect vSphere 6 Home Lab

The time has come once again to update my home lab. I’m currently running Shuttle DS81 units and a Synology DS1515+. I plan to keep the NAS unit and upgrade my hosts. I have decided to move back to Intel … Continue reading

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Virtual Machine Troubleshooting Scenario – Content ID Mismatch

One of the most frustrating issues that comes up with VMs can be snapshots. In fact, our first few virtual machine troubleshooting scenarios will be focused on snapshots. Occasionally you will receive errors that return a content ID mismatch error … Continue reading

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Performance Best Practices: VMware vSphere 6.0

I’m continuously asked if there are any performance tips for vSphere 6. VMware has a great whitepaper here which encompasses a great deal of information! Excellent bedtime reading here, folks! Some of my favorite highlights: Make sure your hardware satisfies … Continue reading

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Virtual Machine Troubleshooting Scenario – Orphaned Virtual Machines

When a virtual machine is orphaned, you should begin by trying to determine if a vCenter reboot has occurred. Occasionally if you try to move a machine through a vMotion migration to another host and the vCenter is rebooted it … Continue reading

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Free Stencils for VMware and Hyper-V

Veeam Software provides a free collection of VMware and Hyper-V virtualization Visio stencils that can be used by ESX administrators, system integrators and datacenter managers to create their own diagrams in Microsoft Visio 2003, 2007, 2010 or 2013 as part … Continue reading

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