Tag Archives: virtualization

MONITOR PANIC: Unable to decompress PPN from swap slot for VM

VMWARE ESXi 5.1U1 My VM would power off without apparent reason. Looking in to the logs this error appears. MONITOR PANIC: Unable to decompress PPN from swap slot for VM I believe the underlying storage (a single SATA disk in …

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VMware ESXi 5.1 on USB stick won’t boot Proliant DL380 G5

Installation using the cdrom was succesful but after restarting the server won’t boot from the USB stick. Make sure you set the correct BIOS options to allow to boot from USB. If still doesn’t boot than it probably has to …

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Delete or show hidden no longer active or present network adapters Device Manager

Open a command prompt. Start: RUN -> CMD (OK) At the prompt type: set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 At the prompt type: start devmgmt.msc In the menu view, click on “Show hidden devices”. Now go to network adapters and uninstall the ones that …

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VMWARE DR backup destination not mounted on reboot

Concerns VDR 1.2 Solution: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1029746 To resolve this issue: Open an SSH session to the VDR appliance. Open the /etc/fstab file using a text editor. Add this line at the end of the file: /dev/sdX# /SCSI-0:1 ext3 defaults 0 0 …

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Install HP offline bundle on VMWARE ESXi v5

EDIT: You can always just download HP’s ready made install ISO for Vpshere 5. When using the VMWARE iso image on HP Proliant you should install the HP offline bundle for hardware status and event log viewing in the Vsphere …

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Enable software iSCSI adaptor on ESXi v5

Through SSH or on local console: esxcli iscsi software set –enabled=true

HP ESXi 5.0 image license problem

The vmware.lic file is read only with a free ESXi key inside. Execute on the command line of the particular ESX host: esxcli software vib remove -n hp-esx-license –no-live-install Connect with the VI client directly as root to the host …

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Upgrade ESXi (free) 4.0 to 4.1.0 U1 (Update 1)

Are you upgrading from 4.0 to 4.1U1 ? Then read on or you will end up like me browsing trough the ZIP file and the XML files inside to find out the correct bulletin name. It’s not pleasant to do …

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GhettoVCB ESX(i) VM’s backup: E-mail logfile

UPDATE: GhettoVCB now has it’s own function to send a report mail. It only works on ESXi > 4.1. I’m using an excellent script to backup my virtual machines called GhettoVCB. This script works perfect. I wanted to get the …

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Installed ESXi 4 (with FTP & SSH enabled) & migrated VM’s from workstation

UDATE: This is an outdated article, since ESXi 4.1 you can enable SSH (remote & local) from the VI client through “security features” in “configuration”. After my XenServer5.5 experience i decided to use VMWare ESXi, let’s be honest, the leader …

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