ESX /tmp filling up due to ql_ima.log

Problem: VMware reports: A general system error occurred: cannot read the host cache configuration because some other process is modifying it at this time Operation failed, diagnostics report: Cannot read the host cache configuration because some other process is modifying it at this time. ls -alh /tmp shows the tmp folder as being full with ql_ima.log […]

Increase disk space in a windows VM – VMWare vSphere

Adding more disk space to a Windows virtual machine in VMWare is very easy. All you have to do is the following: Power down your virtual machine In your VMWare manager (vSphere, etc.) edit the VM’s settings Increase the provisioned size of the disk and click OK Power on the virtual machine Verify in Disk […]

VMWare Cookbook

Here’s another new book just out about VMware VMware ESX and ESXi. According to Amazon.com, you’ll not only learn the basics — how to pool resources from hardware servers, computer clusters, networks, and storage, and then distribute them among virtual machines — but also the stumbling blocks you’ll encounter when you monitor systems, troubleshoot problems, […]

The top 25 ESX commands and ESXi commands

The top Linux commands The ESX service console is based on Red Hat Linux and therefore many Linux commands can be used inside it. Here are common Linux commands and some VMware-specific versions of them. Find/cat/grep commands find, display and search for files. Find locates specific files, cat displays the contents of files and joins […]

You receive the “vSphere client could not connect with the vCenter Server” error message when you attempt to connect to the Virtual Center using a remote VMware vSphere Client

I received this error message after a system restart to complete the installation of the some Windows updates. Fortunately it was nothing major – just 2 services that had failed to start. Just ensure that the VMware VirtualCenter Management Webservices and VMware VirtualCenter Server services are both ‘Started’

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Half Of VMware Customers Virtualise

Half of VMware’s customer base is virtualising Microsoft Exchange and 65 per cent virtualise SQL Server, but the majority of VMware customers are not virtualising SAP and Oracle applications, according to survey data released by VMware. VMware, which makes the most widely used x86 server virtualisation software, revealed the data to illustrate that virtualisation is […]