Creating Raw Device Mappings

Posted on Sun 08 January 2017 in Virtualization • Tagged with virtualization, Esxi, Guides

What is an RDM?

A Raw Device Mapping, can be thought of as a proxy for a physical disk. With ESXI, an RDM is a .vmdk file on a vmfs volume, that points to the physical disk.

Often you'll use RDM's where performance is needed. The VM, database or whatever …


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Creating a Virtual Machine

Posted on Sun 21 August 2016 in Virtualization • Tagged with virtualization, Esxi, Guides

Step by Step how to create a VM

 From the vSphere console click, 
  File > New > Virtual Machine

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Select TypicalName your VMSelect a datastore, this is where the .vmdk will resideSelect the operating system that will be installedModify network settings as needed or click nextChoose a …

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Creating a Hypervisor

Posted on Sat 20 August 2016 in Virtualization • Tagged with virtualization, Esxi, Guides

Choose your hardware carefully. Search online for ESXi whiteboxes or HCL's. Some drivers for hardware will have been included with a particular version of ESXi, other versions will have dropped it.

Google for other people's whitebox setups. When I first started this, it was a lot harder to piece things …


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What is virtuilization?

Posted on Fri 19 August 2016 in Virtualization • Tagged with virtualization, Esxi, Guides

What the hell is virtualization, why should I care and how can I use it?

There's a joke: "Try explaining virtualization to your grandma"

Virtualization, or virtual infrastructures are accepted, as a basic requirement in the work place. Many know how to successfully implement and maintain it, few, including myself …


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