Yearly archives: 2013

Minimal Ubuntu VM

A great article on how to build a minimal Ubuntu VM:

A moment of reflection

I was passed this article yesterday and it really it home, so I thought I would share. This video is linked within, and it is really worth a watch.

vCenter Server Appliance(vCSA) as TFTP Server

One way to minimize the configuration of servers needed for the Auto Deploy infrastructure is to use the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) as the TFTP server.  Since Auto Deploy is built into the vCSA it has all the building blocks you need. Deploy your new vCSA Login and make sure all services are stopped (https://x.x.x.x:5480):…

Red Hat/CentOS TFTP Server Setup

There are many options for setting up a TFTP server. It can be Linux, Windows, or even ran right off of the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA). Here are the steps I used to setup TFTP on CentOS:

Add the -c to this line:

Check to see if…

Auto Deploy 5.1 with standalone vCSA as Auto Deploy server

While trying to setup a pair of vCenter Server Appliances (vCSA) I noticed that the documentation was confusing and incorrect. My goal was to have one vCSA as the vCenter Server, and another as the Auto Deploy Server. You need to make sure that the Auto Deploy service is not running on the vCSA that you…

PowerCLI 5.1 Release1 Move-VM Bug

While trying to write a script to move our VMs to a newly created datastore cluster I discovered a bug in PowerCLI.  The issue only comes into play when trying to convert to thin provisioning. I am using PowerCLI 5.1 Release 1 build 793510. If you run this command you get a giant trace stack:…