Category Archives: VMware

Ignoring VSAN health for the lab

In the Lab we probably don’t run production level hardware on the VMware HCL. So rather than have errors pop up all the time about factors we cannot control you can add a list of health checks to ignore in the RVC (Ruby VMware Console).

First log onto your VMware VCenter Appliance and execute a shell:
ssh 192.168.0.10
shell

Then login to RVC with your administrator login for your vCenter:
rvc administrator@vsphere.local@localhost
password: *********

Then select your vSAN cluster – in my case TSEW is the datacenter:
mark vsan localhost/TSEW/Computers/vSAN\ Cluster/

Then you can run the commands to disable the health checks:
> vsan.health.silent_health_check_configure -a largeping ~vsan
Successfully update silent health check list for vSAN Cluster
> vsan.health.silent_health_check_configure -a controllerdiskmode ~vsan
Successfully update silent health check list for vSAN Cluster
> vsan.health.silent_health_check_configure -a controllerfirmware ~vsan
Successfully update silent health check list for vSAN Cluster
> vsan.health.silent_health_check_configure -a controlleronhcl ~vsan
Successfully update silent health check list for vSAN Cluster
> vsan.health.silent_health_check_configure -a controllerreleasesupport ~vsan
Successfully update silent health check list for vSAN Cluster
> vsan.health.silent_health_check_configure -a controllerdriver ~vsan
Successfully update silent health check list for vSAN Cluster

Finally run the following command to get a list of all the health checks:
> vsan.health.silent_health_check_status

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Installing OpenSource Storage QuadStor

No need to describe it – google Quadstor to find out more.  Here is a simple way to install on Debian 7 Net Install (64 bit of course):

apt-get install uuid-runtime build-essential sg3-utils apache2 psmisc linux-headers-`uname -r` ntp git sudo vi /etc/ntp.conf service ntp restart cd /root git clone --branch opensource https://github.com/quadstor/quadstorvirt.git quadstor cd quadstor ./installworld debian7

Installing VMware Tools From Their REPO

First browse to:

http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/latest/repos

And pick your repo

In linux wget and then rpm –Uvh the item

Then you can use the package manager to install vmware-tools-esx-nox or whichever package you want.

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