Written by: Stephen Withers | Published in: EnterpriseHitachi Data Systems is getting firmly behind Windows Server 2012 with the announcement that Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP), Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS), and Hitachi Compute Blade are now fully certified with full support for Windows Server 2012.
For one of my Server2k8 VMs on an ESXi host, I accidentally set all vSphere users/groups to read-only so all vSphere management options are disabled. We can log into the ESXi host as root and manage the VM but it does not show us the vSphere users so we can't change them from read-only back to administrator.
Are there any vSphere CLI options or other work arounds to fix this?
VMware vSphere 4
SAN storage with multiple data-stores
I shut-down a virtual machine and using the data-store browser did a copy/paste to copy the VM to a new datastore with additional space. The file copy performance was very poor, and due to time constraints I decided to cancel the copy task.
I want to protect individual VMs on a vSphere/ESXi host with firewalls rules using a solution that works directely on the hypervisor. By default vSPhere does not allow that, right? It has to support a clustered setup of course.
I am looking at turning my old Dell 2650 and 2950 servers into Vmware vSphere Servers, however vSphere is very very expensive.
Is there an open source alternative that provides the same performance as vSphere in a Ubuntu or Debian distro? I dont actually mean "Virtual box" or "Vmware player" but rather a server hypervisor that is easy to set up and host virtual machines on my network?