Troubleshoot: VMware VirtualCenter Server service cannot start automatically and manually

Problem An user forgot the domain user password for SQL and Vcenter server; reset the password of the domain users. Unable to login to vcenter server with vsphere client, vsphere client said connection fail despite correct domain user credential was used to login. Finding the clues to the cause 1. From vcenter server (vc.cyruslab.local), two … Continue reading Troubleshoot: VMware VirtualCenter Server service cannot start automatically and manually

VMware: Enable fault tolerance on nested VM

Reference: http://boerlowie.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/building-the-ultimate-vsphere-lab-part-11-vmotion-fault-tolerance/ Introduction I have built a vmware lab environment entirely with vmware workstation 9.0, this post document the process on enabling fault tolerance (FT) in nested VM. The nested VM was created with vcenter which is another vm created by vmware workstation. Limitation of fault tolerance 1. The VM has to remove CD/DVD, because … Continue reading VMware: Enable fault tolerance on nested VM

vmware: Binding iscsi initiator ports to iscsi software adapter

Vmware lab building reference: http://boerlowie.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/building-the-ultimate-vsphere-lab-part-10-storage/ The blog was written based on vmware esxi5, I am using vmware esx 4.1 to build a lab. Part 10 - Storage has a user interface to bind the iscsi ports to the iscsi adapter however in vmware esx 4.1 I could not find the tab which says Network Configuration, … Continue reading vmware: Binding iscsi initiator ports to iscsi software adapter