A List of VMware Employee Tweeps (people on Twitter)

Following on from the PSO NEMEA twitter list, I decided to go further and produce this list of VMware employees that are on Twitter, sorted alphabetically by Twitter ID as of 29/06/2011. Let me know if I have missed you out or you follow someone that works for VMware. Twitter ID Name Blog Follow @ady189Continue reading “A List of VMware Employee Tweeps (people on Twitter)”

VMware PSO NEMEA Twitter List

A list of VMware PSO consultants covering NEMEA that are on Twitter, sorted alphabetically by Twitter ID. Follow us for tweets from the real world. Twitter ID Name Blog Follow @ady189 Adrian Roberts Follow @avlieshout Arnim van Lieshout http://www.van-lieshout.com Follow @dpironet Didier Pironet deinoscloud.wordpress.com Follow @frankdenneman Frank Denneman http://www.frankdenneman.nl Follow @hugo_strydom Hugo Strydom http://www.vroem.co.za FollowContinue reading “VMware PSO NEMEA Twitter List”

How to update your Openfiler USB installation for better performance

Previously I wrote an article on How to install and run Openfiler on a USB key. I thought that everything was working fine but eventually found that NFS and CIFS performance was too slow. Upon reading a few forums and stumbling across this thread in particular, the reason was down to Openfiler requiring an update.Continue reading “How to update your Openfiler USB installation for better performance”

How to setup Active Directory authentication on Openfiler

Setup Active Directory Authentication The steps must be performed in this order, otherwise you’ll get a headache trying to work out why you cannot see any Groups listed. Go to Services | Enable SMB/CIFS server. Click on SMB/CIFS Setup. Change the NetBIOS name to just the hostname of the server (do not include the domain).Continue reading “How to setup Active Directory authentication on Openfiler”

How to install and run Openfiler on a USB key

Install Openfiler onto the USB Key Disconnect all hard disks from the server. Boot from the Openfiler CD and install Openfiler by invoking the linux expert command and installing as normal onto your USB key, taking into account your partitioning to fit onto your USB key and also making a record of which partitions areContinue reading “How to install and run Openfiler on a USB key”

New Openfiler for the VMwire lab

Openfiler is a very cool NAS/SAN product that is completely free. I just purchased some brand new SATA III controllers and disks so I’ve decided to migrate my storage from Freenas running on my HP Microserver to my old Dell PE SC440. Doing so will free up the HP Microserver to run vSphere and allowContinue reading “New Openfiler for the VMwire lab”

VMware Tools RPM Installation with PXEBOOT and Kickstart

Purpose This article explains how to use the Operating System Specific Packages (OSPs) to install VMware Tools during the PXEBOOT and Kickstart of a Linux guest OS running on vSphere 4.1 and above. Background As of vSphere 4.1, the VMware Tools RPMs are no longer available on the CD image linux.iso. To install you mustContinue reading “VMware Tools RPM Installation with PXEBOOT and Kickstart”

Enabling VMXNET 3 for PXEBOOT and KICKSTART of RHEL Virtual Machines

Purpose This guide shows you how to create a new initrd.img with integration for the VMXNET3 driver to allow guest RHEL virtual machines equipped with the VMXNET 3 driver to Kickstart build RHEL using PXEBOOT. Background VMware’s VMXNET 3 network adapter supports PXE booting but RHEL 5 does not have a driver that supports networkContinue reading “Enabling VMXNET 3 for PXEBOOT and KICKSTART of RHEL Virtual Machines”