Category Archives: Daily

Change of the Guard

sam.aaron/ August 3, 2014/ Daily/ 0 comments

I’m excited to post this. As of May 27, 2014, I am now an official employee of VMware!! I know…. why has it taken me this long to post about it. Well, for one, I’ve been really busy. Between transitioning from the old job to all of the things you have to learn/do for the new one, plus going on

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ESXi BIOS Power Settings Best Practice

sam.aaron/ February 5, 2014/ Daily, ESX, ESXi, VMware/ 1 comments

There is a movement to change the best practice regarding the bios power settings on an ESXi host. In the past, you would set the power settings in the BIOS to max and be done with it. You did this because previous versions of vSphere did not work well with the various C-States of the processor (ie., When the workload

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Disable Flow Control

sam.aaron/ November 25, 2013/ Daily, ESX, HowTo, VMware/ 0 comments

I was onsite this past weekend doing a vSphere 5.1 turnkey install. The turnkey consisted of a C7000 Blade Chassis, and two ESXi 5.1U3 hosts. With this new installation, the customer was adding to a new 10Gbe environment to his network. There were also a few settings that needed to be made, specifically, disabling Flow Control on the ESXi Hosts

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PernixData – First Impressions

sam.aaron/ October 24, 2013/ Daily, ESX, Projects, VMware/ 0 comments

As you’ve probably guessed, I got a new toy in the lab at work. I’m talking PernixData v1.0. For my initial review, I will say that the install, setup, and configuration was very simple — just a few steps actually. This was probably the easiest installation that I’ve done in the last year.

vusb seen as an available network adapter?

sam.aaron/ July 23, 2013/ Daily, ESXi, HowTo, VMware/ 0 comments

Recently, I had to install ESXi 4.1 on an IBM x3850 X5. Once the install was completed and I started configuring the host, I noticed something odd. I had a new vswitch and a network adapter that was defined as vusb0. WTF? At first, I thought I was imagining things. I opened the network adapters view, and sure enough there

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