I've been using Microsoft Azure for around eight months now and have passed both the 70-533 and 70-534 exams. In that time I've had a chance to figure out some of the 'peculiarities' shall we say, compared to Amazon Web Services which I have used for the past three years.
After copying my vCenter server using ovftool, I watched it boot up and could see it said there was no configuration for eth1. When the MAC address changes, it will not update the config file automatically. Here's what to do: First of all go into the vSphere Client and connect
So, I needed to copy my vCenter Server Appliance over to another host. Obviously can't do that while it's switched on, and it takes care of the migrations in vSphere Client so what can we do? Download ovftool (I downloaded the Windows version) from http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/
I found a problem when upgrading to ESXi 5.1 that Veeam won't back the servers up giving a "Error: Host with uuid '12345678-1a23-1b23-1234-123456789101' was not found" message. Having found http://tsmith.co/2012/veeam-job-fails-after-upgrade-to-vsphere-5-1/ (thanks Tim) he tells you how to sort it in an older version,
Well I say easy, but it's not that easy. Total time was around eight hours including server firmware updates. Upgrade vCenter Server (I used the appliance, so download the appropriate files from the VMware site) - this is done by booting both, new one has DHCP, copying keys in the
As I said in my last post about this, vCenter Converter 5.0 didn't work with ESXi 5.1. VMware released the new version, 5.0.1 on 25 October 2012. It's not fully verified with vCenter 5.1, but should work much better than the previous version. My SSL
This was from about a year ago, when we were transitioning internet connections. We had two default gateways and obviously traffic can only go out one/come in one. This was for one of our web servers. The solution is to tag packets: echo "10 special" >> /etc/iproute2/