Contents

vSphere

General

Changes in Configuration Maximums from vSphere 4.0 to 4.1

– My VMware VCAP-DCA Exam Experience

Hardware

Recommended BIOS Settings on HP ProLiant DL580 G7 for VMware vSphere

Update Emulex HBA Firmware on VMware ESX

Ultimate vSphere Lab

– Building the Ultimate vSphere Lab – Part 1: The Story 

Building the Ultimate vSphere Lab – Part 2: The Hardware

vMA

Change the Keyboard Layout of VMware Management Assistant (vMA)

PowerCLI

– Add license to a vSphere host

Check HP Management Agents with PowerCLI

Convert PortWorldWideName or NodeWorldWideName to hexadecimal format

Create an ‘Internal’ vSwitch with PowerCLI

Enable RSS in Guest OS with PowerCLI

– Find VMs with Mismatched OS using PowerCLI

Get all VMs with Fixed MAC Addresses using PowerCLI

Get the FQDN of your host with PowerShell

Get the trend of VM CPU Usage over a 1 year period

How many Powered On VMs are running on my host + Speed up your PowerCLI cmdlets!

How to check if PowerCLI libraries are loaded in PowerShell/PowerGUI

– How to use Try – Catch in PowerCLI the easy way

List HA Runtime States with PowerCLI

Supressing VMware VIX Warnings when running Invoke-VMScript cmdlets

Virtual Machines

Hot Add Memory on vSphere 4.1.  Is it useful?

Hot Remove a hard disk from a Virtual Machine on vSphere 4.1

Shutdown Guest does not work on Citrix Servers with an M: drive

– Unable to clone disk *.vmdk when converting a VM with Paravirtual disk with VMware Converter

Network

Enable RSS (Receive Side Scaling) on Windows 2008 (R2) Virtual Machines

Storage

Use Windows 2008 R2 as an NFS Server for vSphere

Virtual Infrastructure

General

Get ESX version numbers

Networking

Reorder NICs on ESX 3.5

Troubleshooting

Enable Serial-Line Logging on ESX 3.5 through HP iLO

Gather information from a PSOD on ESX 3.5

Set verbose logging on Emulex Driver in ESX 3.5

PowerShell

Suppress “Supply values for the following parameters: Credential” when using Get-Credential in PowerShell

Various

Get NumLock working in PuTTY

Microsoft Exchange

Load Balance your Exchange Mailbox Databases over one or multiple servers

  1. long_lanh
    March 30, 2012 at 21:20

    thanks for the info it very nice. I have a question: i never try but will try to see how it go. according to your setup I wonder on the real world windows template remove the update foler and shrink the disk down it will work….

    • April 2, 2012 at 09:19

      If you do this in the real world then it’s indeed best to clean up the Base VM/Template as much as possible. But always make sure that you are running a supported VM (if you delete a bunch of system protected folders, it might work perfectly for your VM, but if you ever need Microsoft Support Services they will probably not like it that you messed around in the system folders)…

  2. ravinder singh
    October 21, 2013 at 12:03

    Sir , I want to Vmware certification .Can you guide me

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