Offline VM Migration auto convert RDM to VMDK format

Posted on April 10th, 2009 in Tips, Virtualization | 2 Comments »

Due to some reconfiguration work we performed on our Virtual Infrastructure, we had required to relocate some of the VM to a different datastore. These VMs which required to be moved had been attached with Raw Device Mapping (RDM). Previously I thought the offline storage migration will not move the RDM over to the datastore as RDM is referring to the raw device from the SAN storage.Actually I was planned to convert the RDM to VMDK which I planned to manual transfer the files I need from RDM to the new virtual disk I created.

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Windows 7 on vSphere

Posted on March 23rd, 2009 in Virtualization, vSphere | No Comments »

Previously I had my windows 7 running on ESX 3.5, Workstation and VMware Server 2.0, and now I have my windows 7 on VMware vSphere, the next generation of ESX server from VMware. Notice that the operating system option will not provide windows 7 for your selection, which I believe VMware will include this on the final release of vSphere when windows 7 become officially launch to public. Anyway, you can still install it on your ESX or vSphere by choosing Windows Vista as an option.

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A success installation of windows 7 on vSphere. I had able to installed the VMtools properly on the Virtual Machine.

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Virtual CPU Increase on Demand in vSphere

Posted on March 20th, 2009 in Virtualization | 1 Comment »

vSphere will match with the competitor hypervisor to deliver up to 8 vCpu per VM. This will increase the CPU resources to VM guest which may require more than 4 vcpu previously. At the same time, it also provide the flexibility to support multiple vcpu from 1 to 8.

Configure 5 Vcpu for the VM

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Memory Hot Add for Virtual Machine

Posted on March 20th, 2009 in Operating Systems, vCenter, vSphere | 1 Comment »

The next version of ESX vSphere or ESX 4 new features – Memory “Hot Add” for virtual machine is not a secret anymore. The most important is Microsoft announced the drop of hot-add support from its roadmap, postponed to an unannounced date, reported by Virtualization.Info which is totally not make sense and it’s confirmed worked on next version of ESX/vCenter.

I would like to share how to configure memory “hot add” for Windows 2003 virtual machine.

Memory hot add
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Maximum Configuration allow in Virtual Center ESX VM

Posted on February 28th, 2009 in Virtualization | No Comments »

As many of the users are trying to search around the latest details of maximum configuration supported in Virtual Center, ESX and VM, you can refer to the latest version of the documentation released by VMware here.

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