My Fun with the VMware Enterprise Administration and Design Exams

Sorry I have been missing for a few weeks. I know many were quite worried why I hadn’t blogged for a couple weeks (not really). Back in February I sat for the Enterprise Administration Exam at PEX in Las Vegas. It was scheduled the day after the Super Bowl, what a bunch of distractions. Thankfully […]

ESX Commands: esxcfg-vswif

The esxcfg-vswif command allows you to create and modify Service Console ports and their IP information. Many times I have to change stuff after the install process is complete and the only place is via the direct service console because network communication is not possible. This usually happens when the network team changes a vlan […]

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-nas

esxcfg-nas Standard use of this command is to add or list your NFS mounts. List: esxcfg-nas –l Add: esxcfg-nas –a –o <host> -s <share> <name> Not much more I can say. A little more detail here: http://b2v.co.uk/b2vguide2vmware3.htm A thread in the communities about a problem someone had where the nfsclient wasn’t loaded: http://communities.vmware.com/message/864559 So go […]

ESX Commands – esxcfg-mpath

It has been almost 1 year since I started looking at the esxcfg-* commands. It initially came as a look at the first part of the Enterprise Administration Exam’s Blueprint very first bullet point. In that post I talked about using esxcfg-mpath to identify which luns are fiber, iSCSI, NFS or local. Today lets look […]

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. […]