Using a few different articles I managed to add a security banner at the request of a customer recently. The first article discusses which files to customise, the second article is the Message of the Day editor tool how to and finally Jase McCarty’s post that covered the whole process from start to finish.
Duncan Epping of yellowbricks has written many excellent articles in his time, but I have recently needed to check the free disk space of VMFS volumes at regular intervals and Duncan came to the rescue.
Check this article for a script that will check the disk space of all VMFS volumes and format the results into [...]
The Desktop Virtualization blog have posted a handy article on how to change the root password if you have forgotten/lost/mislaid it.
Check it out here.
Following a request on a previous post, I have written this post about how to change the timezone of an ESX host from the command line.
* – None of the below requires an ESX host reboot.
Check the current timezone using the following command:
One of the great new bits of functionality in ESX 3.5 Update is the ability to hot extend non-boot virtual disks without shutting down the VM.
I decided to give it a go with a Windows 2003 Standard VM and thought I”d provide a How To for anyone that might need/want it.
You can download the pdf [...]
VMware have recently announced an update to 3.5 & ESXi. Normally VMware slip a few cool features into interim releases, but nothing as major as the inclusions in Update 2. Here’s an overview of some of the major functionality additions.
VSS quiescing support – Windows 2003 VMs now have application & file system level [...]