VMWare ESX Hardware Health monitor for Labtech

On August 22, 2016, in Projects, Raves, Scripting, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

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Plugins4LabTech has created a new plugin that will monitor the CIM data announced by the hardware running VMWare ESX software. We can report on any hardware that follows CIM standards and makes it’s hardware statuses known to VMWare. This simple to use plugin deploys in just minutes and can be setup by anyone with little or no  knowledge of LabTech… Continue reading

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Labtech VMWare vSphere Client Redirector

Wouldn’t it be really cool if you could somehow safely access any VMWare vSphere ESX 5 host directly just using the local vSphere 5 Client installed on your workstation without porting and NATing traffic through your customers firewalls? With Labtech that is no problem,  by setting up a Application Redirector you can create a new proxy that will pass all your traffic to any ESX… Continue reading

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[Solved] ESX VM shutdown stopped at 95% – VM fails to restart

On February 13, 2013, in How-to, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

We have several customers on sketchy hardware and on occasion the VM crash due to a SCSI card issue with the mother board used, that aside we have from time to time a need to force a hard reboot of the server running in a VM. Some times it works great and sometimes we have a lockup at 95% and have to force a kill of process that runs the VM… Continue reading

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XYMON – ESX Hardware Health Monitor

On November 13, 2012, in Projects, Scripting, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

Grab the Hardware Health of your VMware vSphere ESXi Host

Here is RC1 of my ESX Health Script for the XYmon monitoring server, not to be compared to the ESXi script going around for VM and Snapshot Health.  ESXHealth monitors the physical health of the hardware running the ESX hyper-visor  This script uses the xymoncgimsg.cgi to send status reports from a remote network to your XYmon Display Server thus allowing you to… Continue reading

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VMware vSphere vCenter Server 5.1 now uses a new SSO (Single Sign On) service to authenticate with Microsoft Active Directory when deploying vCenter. If you do not install this services and configure it for AD then you will not be able to use your domain accounts with vCenter 5.1  During the initial install you may get errors when installing SSO.  KB 2034374 reports that a error of  ” Error 29155 Identity source discovery… Continue reading

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VMware ESX 4 -> Failed to update disk partition information.

After creating a new LUN on a Dell MD3000i, I wanted to add the new iSCSI LUN to my ESXi server. Everything went fine, the LUN was presented and the Add storage wizard has found the new LUN. But when i wanted to complete the wizard, the following error came up:

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