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Updates to vSphere vSphere 4.1 5 - III

Posted by jl on March 15 2013th

Hello everyone

We continue with the post in which we are counting step updating a virtual infrastructure in production version to 4.1 5.

So far we have already updated vCenter and the next step is to update the vSphere client.

Here are the previous post:

Updates to vSphere vSphere 4.1 5

Updates to vSphere vSphere 4.1 5 - II

In this article we are going to teachUpdated vSphere Client

Mount the iso with VMware software on the computer where you want to update / install the vSphere client and run autorun.exe

We can see the screen and select vSphere Client and click install Megacrack read »

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Upgrade to vSphere vSphere 4.1 5 - II

Posted by jl on March 14 2013th

Hello everyone

In this article we will continue with the upgrade to vSphere vSphere 4.1 5, and specifically will address the vCenter upgrade part step by step.

VCenter Update

1.- Backup database

First we make a backup of the database for what first stop vCenter services

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Megacrack read »

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Updates to vSphere vSphere 4.1 5

Posted by jl on March 13 2013th

Hello everyone

In this and subsequent articles I will describe the steps we have taken to upgrade to vSphere vSphere 4.1 5 in a production environment.

The virtual infrastructure that we set is composed of a cluster 3 4.1 ESX servers and virtualized vCenter Server database having an external SQL server 2005. Besides the three ESX servers, two are migrated from previous versions and you have a new installation of version 4

The steps that we have divided the upgrade process were as follows:

Upgrade licenses

Pre requirements

updating vCenter

Reload vSphere client

Update update manager

Reload esx host

Reload vmtools

Virtual hardware upgrade

Reload datastores

We will develop each of the parties Megacrack read »

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Mount CD / DVD on an ESXi 5

Posted by jl on February 27 2013th

Hello everyone

A few days ago we came the need to mount the CD / DVD in an ESXi 5 to install an agent, and one thing that we thought it would be like in a UNIX / LINUX not work. In the VMware support page not found anything about how to do it, but in the next blog if you find how to do it, so we leave the link in case you ever comes this need.

http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2011/04/how-to-mount-cdrom-using-vsish-on-esxi.html

We hope you find it useful

regards

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Cleanup ESX servers 4.1

Posted by jl on February 8 2013th

Hello everyone

In this article we will see how free space on servers ESX 4.1 or seeing an actual example above has happened to us.

In all servers ESX they are in the 4.1 version and are not new installations, but come from upgrades from previous version, such as 3.5 or 4, we may find that when we go to apply patches us a bug that the task could not be completed , which can be of this style "Did not succeed for remediation hostesx.local, esxupdate operation 1.30 15 version Error"

One of the causes of this this error may be we have no enough space on the / boot partition as in older versions of vmware hosts ESX only had 100MB. To check this we open an ssh session against the host ESX and we run the command df -h we can see the size of the partitions team

[[Email protected] vmware] # df -h

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on

/ Dev / sde5 4.9G 2.8G 1.8G 61% /

/ Dev / sde2 2.0G 377M 1.5G 21% / var / log

/ Dev / sdc1 99M 98M 1M 79% / boot

/ Dev / sdc2 4.9G 2.7G 1.9G 59% / esx3-installation

/ Dev / sdc1 99M 74M 21M 79% / esx3-installation / boot

/ Dev / sdc6 2.0G 176M 1.7G 10% / esx3-installation / var / log

Here we can see that we only have a free 1MB in the / boot partition so we have not enough space to install new patches. To see that is what is occupying the space we go to the directory / boot and run the command ls-la

[[Email protected] boot] # ls -la

Total 50320

drwxr-xr-x root root 5 1024 17 12 Jan: 01.

drwxr-xr-x root root 27 4096 17 11 Jan: 59 ..

rw-r-r- root root 1 37760 28 2012 June config-2.6.18-274.ESX

drwxr-xr-x root root 2 1024 17 12 Jan: 01 grub

rw-r-r- root root 1 24317271 17 11 Jan: 01 2.6.18-initrd-238.ESX.img

rw-r-r- root root 1 24237624 17 12 Jan: 01 2.6.18-initrd-274.ESX.img

lrwxrwxrwx root root 1 25 17 11 Jan: 37 initrd.img -> initrd-2.6.18-274.ESX.img

drwx-- root root 2 12288 11 2009 Mar lost + found

rw-r-r- root root 1 1034077 28 2012 June System.map-2.6.18-274.ESX

drwxr-xr-x root root 2 1024 20 2010 Sep trouble

lrwxrwxrwx root root 1 22 17 11 Jan: 37 vmlinuz -> vmlinuz-2.6.18-274.ESX

rw-r-r- root root 1 1672284 28 2012 June vmlinuz-2.6.18-274.ESX

We see similar files to initrd-xxxx-xxx.img that are old images and can be removed with rm initrd-xxxx-xxx.img command and free up some space.

We checked with the command df -h

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on

/ Dev / sde5 4.9G 2.8G 1.8G 61% /

/ Dev / sde2 2.0G 378M 1.5G 21% / var / log

/ Dev / sdc1 99M 74M 21M 79% / boot

/ Dev / sdc2 4.9G 2.7G 1.9G 59% / esx3-installation

/ Dev / sdc1 99M 74M 21M 79% / esx3-installation / boot

/ Dev / sdc6 2.0G 176M 1.7G 10% / esx3-installation / var / log

Already it freed some space and we can proceed to install the patches.

regards

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