Month: March 2014

Identify storage performance issues

Configuring monitoring using esxtop

 To monitor storage performance per HBA:

  1. Start esxtop by typing esxtop at the command line.
  2. Press d to switch to disk view (HBA mode).
  3. To view the entire Device name, press SHIFT + L and enter 36 in Change the name field size.
  4. Press f to modify the fields that are displayed.
  5. Press bcdeh, and j to toggle the fields and press Enter.
  6. Press s and then to alter the update time to every 2 seconds and press Enter.
  7. See Analyzing esxtop columns for a description of relevant columns.

Note: These options are available only in VMware ESX 3.5 and later.
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vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5

vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5 launched.

The VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5 includes the following new functionality:

  • Support for virtual machine hardware version 10 (62TB disks, virtual SATA controllers, etc.)
  • Support for RedHat KVM virtual machines as a source
  • A new option for selecting the network adapter for the target virtual machine
  • Support for additional guest operating systems
  • Parallel disk conversions

Supported Guest Operating Systems

Converter Standalone 5.5 supports the following guest operating systems:

Supported Operating Systems

Converter Standalone Support

Source for Powered On Machine Conversions

Source for Virtua Machine Conversions

Configuration Source

Windows XP Professional (32-bit and 64-bit) SP3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit and 64-bit) SP2 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) SP2 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit) SP2 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2012 (64-bit) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.x (32-bit and 64-bit) No Yes Yes No
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.x (32- bit and 64-bit) No Yes Yes No
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x (32-bit and 64-bit) No Yes Yes No
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x (32-bit and 64-bit) No Yes Yes No
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9.x (32-bit and 64-bit) No Yes Yes No
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.x (32-bit and 64-bit) No Yes Yes No
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.x (32-bit and 64-bit) No Yes Yes No
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (32-bit and 64-bit) No Yes Yes No
Ubuntu 12.x (32-bit and 64-bit) No Yes Yes No
Ubuntu 13.04 (32-bit and 64-bit) No Yes Yes No

vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1 Released

VMware 5.5 Baseline updated with new features.

  • vCloud® Hybrid Service™ vSphere® Client Plug-in, is now available in vSphere Web Client. 
  • ·         vCenter Server is now supported on Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • Resolved Issues – This release delivers a number of bug fixes
    • Upgrade and Installation
    • vCenter Server, vSphere Client, and vSphere Web Client
    • vCenter Single Sign-On
    • Virtual Machine Management
    • VMware High Availability and Fault Tolerance
    • Virtual SAN
    • Security
    • vMotion and Storage vMotion

Still have some issue, so don’t forget to see the readme