Author: Jon Owings

  • VCDX – Nugget — Identify iSCSI, Fibre Channel

    Storage – Create and Administer VMFS Datastores using advanced Techniques Describe how to identify iSCSI, Fibre Channel, SATA and NFS configurations using CLI commands and log entries. First, there are several commands relating to storage. Two of which I have discovered give me very useful information. First is esxcfg-vmhbadevs [root@esxvdi01 log]# esxcfg-vmhbadevs -hesxcfg-vmhbadevsPrint the mappings […]

  • A Mention from VMTN Blog

    It is nice to find out someone actually found this website. When I started the site my goal was to share the bits I know about VMware and other technology. With the flood of Virtualization related blogs out there it is increasingly difficult to share something that I would find valuable and unique. I am […]

  • My Bluebear Kodiak Beta

    Here is my Bluebear Kodiak 0.02 beta screenshot. I used Ubuntu because of Windows having problems with the certificates. The UI is very slick. I am going to test various applications and tasks and see how it goes. I just thought I would post something now so I can be cool.

  • The Missing VMDK

    This week I had a weird thing happen. A already problematic VM in the OS and never really a problem in ESX. The machine shutdown because it is convinced there is another Windows 2003 SBS server on the domain, which there is not. This time it turned off and could not be powered back on. […]

  • So Google says…

    Looking at the analytics a few people reach my site because I simply posted a link to a VMware video showing the comparison of installing Hyper-v and ESXi. Funny to me is my link to the video shows up higher than the VMware version. All good. Maybe someday people will start to check my own […]

  • Hyper-V vs ESXi

    Great video I would even argue that the installation of ESX 3.5 can be done nearly as easy. ESX setup puts any Microsoft product to shame. Now don’t get me wrong, I benefit from the fact that most people find all IT operations confusing. It keeps me working everyday.

  • Virtual Switch Script

    So I wanted to put a new script up every week. Hopefully I can be more persistent. I wanted a quick way to deploy network settings to a number of ESX hosts I would build for a client.

  • Moving Some Files

    So I was backing up some data from my desktop. Hope this finishes before I have to go home.

  • VMware ESX is the Industry’s First Hypervisor to be Validated by Microsoft, Offers Customers Expanded Support Options for Microsoft Applications – VMw

    VMware ESX is the Industry’s First Hypervisor to be Validated by Microsoft, Offers Customers Expanded Support Options for Microsoft Applications – VMware Good news.

  • The First Post: The Origin of 2VCP’s and a Truck

    Two VCP’s and a Truck was a joke that I used with a co-worker one day for a non-existing Virtualization Consulting Company that played off the name for the moving company 2 Men and a Truck. Since I do not like the thought of being fired, my family has got used to living in a […]