VMware – vscsiStats

vscsiStats can be used to perform storage performance analyses. vscsiStats collects and reports counters on storage activity. Its data is collected at the virtual SCSI device level in the kernel. This means that results are reported per VMDK (or RDM) irrespective of the underlying storage protocol. How to start it …

VMware – Powershell

How te get started with Powershell. Download and install Powershell from https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/  Powershell 1.0: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926139 Powershell 2.0: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968930 Add Registry key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\PowerShell\1\ShellIds\Microsoft.PowerShell\ExecutionPolicy and set to “RemoteSigned” (REG_SZ) Download and install VMware PowerCLI from http://www.vmware.com/go/powershell Download and install vEcoshell from http://thevesi.org/ Download and install VMWare community Powerpack from http://powergui.org/entry.jspa?externalID=2551&categoryID=290 References: Powershell …

VMware – esxtop

A very good article about ESXTOP can be found at http://www.yellow-bricks.com/esxtop/ Reference card: http://www.vreference.com/public/vReference-esxtop1.2.pdf Read also the VMware article http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-9279

VKernel: Product Offering

VKernel’s award winning Capacity Management products help system administrators reduce the costs of virtualization and ensure application performance. VKernel’s suite of Capacity Optimization products reduce the cost of virtualization by optimizing server and storage resource utilization. The Performance Optimization products ensure application performance by identifying and resolving capacity bottlenecks. The …

VMware 3.5 upgrade to vSphere (Video)

  Upgrading your Virtual Infrastructure Management Components http://download3.vmware.com/vsphere/vsphere-migration-part1.html ESX Host Migration Methods http://download3.vmware.com/vsphere/vsphere-migration-part2.html Virtual Machine Upgrades http://download3.vmware.com/vsphere/vsphere-migration-part3.html Implementing vSphere Licensing http://download3.vmware.com/vsphere/vsphere-migration-part4.html

VKernel: SnapshotMyVM

VKernel’s free SnapshotMyVM is a quick–to–install and easy–to–use standalone documentation tool for VMware ESX environments. Within minutes, SnapshotMyVM completely automates the time–consuming process of documenting all virtual machines (VMs). You can download it from VKernels website or here   httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fBIarxXq0Q   httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIqW6fY2_Ko

VMware vCenter Orchestrator

VMware vCenter Orchestrator is a powerful workflow solution designed to automate tasks for VMware vSphere and allows orchestration between multiple solutions. Through an easy drag-and-drop interface, administrators can automate tasks through pre-designed or customized workflows. Orchestrator can also be used as a workflow development platform for creating advanced workflow or “powered” applications …