Nexus 1000v – A kinder gentler approach

One of the issues skeptical Server Administrators have with the 1000v is that they don’t like the management interface being subject to a virtual machine.  Even though the 1000v can be configured so that if the VSM gets disconnected/powered-off/blownup the system ports can still be forwarded.  But that is voodoo.  Most say:  Give me a […]

ImageX Windows 2008 with vCenter Server

With xCAT I used the imagex capabilities to clone a machine (virtual machine) with vCenter on it and now I’m installing that captured image to another virtual machine.  One reason I do it this way as opposed to creating a VM Template is that now I’m able to deploy to physical and virtual servers.  In […]

VMware API code to mount NFS Datastore on ESX host.

Since I posted this to the VMware user group today I figured I might as well post this to my blog as well: Lets say you have a datastore that has a mount point /install/vm directory. You want to mount that datastore onto host vhost04 so you can start creating VMs. Here is how […]