VMKFSTOOLS Examples – Working With Virtual Disks

July 26, 2012

VMFSTOOLS is something I perhaps don’t use as regularly as I’d like and as a result find myself having to refer to the documentation pretty much anytime I do anything with it. With that in mind I thought I’d document some examples of what vmkfstools can do here, so I’ll have something to refer back […]

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A Look at ESXCLI – Part 1

July 25, 2012

I’m fairly used to working with the esxcfg/vicfg commands through working with ESX and vMA, but since vSphere 5 came along I’m increasingly aware of esxcli as a tool for troubleshooting ESX hosts. Esxcli has been around since before vSphere 5, but with the release of the new platform it got quite a revamp – […]

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Recreating A Missing VMDK Descriptor File

July 13, 2012

I recently came up against a problem with a VM that had been restored from backup. It appeared that the xxxxx.vmdk file had become corrupt.This meant that the ESX host couldn’t start the virtual machine as it didn’t know what to do with the xxxxx-flat.vmdk file (which is the actual virtual disk). In order to […]

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