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  • Building My Own VMware vSphere Hypervisor Host – Majornetwork
    your disks LUNs NFS disks or whatever as datastores in vSphere One datastore is like one partition if you are using local disks If you want you can create several datastores on one disk I didn t see any need for that so I just allocated the whole disk as one big datastore The datastores are automatically formatted in VMFS The existing partitions the factory installed Windows 7 NTFS partitions were automatically deleted from the disk I didn t find any way in the vSphere Client to explicitly delete the NTFS partitions it just happened in the datastore addition process If there had been some unpartitioned space on the disk maybe it would have been possible to allocate it for datastore and leave other partitions alone I don t know as I didn t have that situation I had previously read an article about the scratch partition in systems started from USB http kb vmware com kb 1033696 Basically it is about the situation that system logs and other files are saved on a volatile ramdisk because tmp scratch is there and that is not good for practical reasons like when your system powers off the logs are all lost So I went to the Datastore Browser by right clicking on the datastore and created a scratch folder in the datastore and then configured the Advanced Settings as described in the article ScratchConfig ConfiguredScratchLocation vmfs volumes WD500G scratch the path is automatically expanded to a more precise technical format In this screenshot there are also two other folders in the datastore Debian1 It was created automatically when I created a virtual machine called Debian1 on this datastore It seems to contain all of the settings and virtual disks of the virtual machine ISO CDs DVDs I created this folder and used the Upload button in the toolbar to transfer some DVD images into the host Later I can use the images to install operating systems for the virtual machines I don t want to play with physical DVDs unless I really have to Networking The networking settings look like this at the moment As shown I only have one physical NIC detected and it seems to be called vmnic1 My VMs and the host management connections are using the same network for connectivity The management connection with vSphere Client seems to work fine with IPv6 as well Let s Call This a Success I can only come to one main conclusion The host implementation is successful I haven t really test driven the platform yet since one small 256 MB Debian VM does not cause any kind of load by itself but it is some start anyway Other steps to possibly follow later Add at least one NIC or maybe even dual quad port NIC to get more possibilities for network implementations Send me your extra Intel NICs Add more RAM Just because I can Create a Linux VM for my own SSL CA and then deploy the certificates for

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  • Building My Own VMware vSphere Hypervisor Host – Majornetwork
    your disks LUNs NFS disks or whatever as datastores in vSphere One datastore is like one partition if you are using local disks If you want you can create several datastores on one disk I didn t see any need for that so I just allocated the whole disk as one big datastore The datastores are automatically formatted in VMFS The existing partitions the factory installed Windows 7 NTFS partitions were automatically deleted from the disk I didn t find any way in the vSphere Client to explicitly delete the NTFS partitions it just happened in the datastore addition process If there had been some unpartitioned space on the disk maybe it would have been possible to allocate it for datastore and leave other partitions alone I don t know as I didn t have that situation I had previously read an article about the scratch partition in systems started from USB http kb vmware com kb 1033696 Basically it is about the situation that system logs and other files are saved on a volatile ramdisk because tmp scratch is there and that is not good for practical reasons like when your system powers off the logs are all lost So I went to the Datastore Browser by right clicking on the datastore and created a scratch folder in the datastore and then configured the Advanced Settings as described in the article ScratchConfig ConfiguredScratchLocation vmfs volumes WD500G scratch the path is automatically expanded to a more precise technical format In this screenshot there are also two other folders in the datastore Debian1 It was created automatically when I created a virtual machine called Debian1 on this datastore It seems to contain all of the settings and virtual disks of the virtual machine ISO CDs DVDs I created this folder and used the Upload button in the toolbar to transfer some DVD images into the host Later I can use the images to install operating systems for the virtual machines I don t want to play with physical DVDs unless I really have to Networking The networking settings look like this at the moment As shown I only have one physical NIC detected and it seems to be called vmnic1 My VMs and the host management connections are using the same network for connectivity The management connection with vSphere Client seems to work fine with IPv6 as well Let s Call This a Success I can only come to one main conclusion The host implementation is successful I haven t really test driven the platform yet since one small 256 MB Debian VM does not cause any kind of load by itself but it is some start anyway Other steps to possibly follow later Add at least one NIC or maybe even dual quad port NIC to get more possibilities for network implementations Send me your extra Intel NICs Add more RAM Just because I can Create a Linux VM for my own SSL CA and then deploy the certificates for

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  • player – Majornetwork
    VMware Player on the laptop but I want to play with the free VMware vSphere Hypervisor as well Apparently vSphere Hypervisor is the engine that has been known as ESXi Read Post Search for Markku Leiniö Senior Network Architect Senior Technology Consultant and CCIE 26438 Routing Switching in Finland Majornetwork on Twitter Markku Leiniö on Google Your IPv4 IPv6 Status You are using IPv4 address 81 198 240 36 Recent Posts majornetwork net Is Now TLS Enabled IPsec VPN Tunnel between F5 BIG IP and Juniper SRX SoftEther VPN with a VPN Address Pool Juniper SRX IPsec LAN to LAN VPN Part 2 Juniper SRX IPsec LAN to LAN VPN Part 1 Tags 15 0SY 15 1SY ba bridge assurance cat6500 catalyst 6500 cisco cli cmp console cygwin dual homed esxi fabric extender fabricpath fast hello fex hypervisor ios ipsec ipv6 issu juniper junos lacp linux nexus 5000 nexus 5500 nexus 7000 nx os private vlan pvlan qsfp srx srx100 sup2t sup32 sup720 switch profile sxi sxj vmware vpc vpn vsphere Archives October 2015 July 2015 May 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 August 2014 June 2014 May 2014 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013

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  • Installing VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.x on a USB Stick – Majornetwork
    for the actual install will be the USB stick On the next screen you can accept the default settings for the disk size 40GB and to split the virtual disk into multiple files again we will delete the disk with the virtual machine later Finally in the Ready to Create Virtual Machine screen you can see the settings for the virtual machine The default settings work just fine two CPUs two gigs of RAM When clicking Finish the virtual machine will be started automatically with the ISO image acting as the boot CD drive On my laptop I receive an error message Virtualized Intel VT x EPT is not supported on this platform Continue without virtualized Intel VT X EPT I just say Yes there The installer image is now started in the virtual machine Note that you have to click on the virtual machine window to set the keyboard focus in the virtual machine to be able to move around in the boot menu with the arrow keys Press Ctrl Alt to get the mouse control in your host OS again Here is a promising screenshot of the progress to color the post and to prove that I m actually doing something here In the boot menu proceed with the ESXi standard installer After loading some modules and doing some other internal stuff it welcomes to the installer just continue with Enter Carefully read the license as usual and accept it with F11 It now scans the hardware the virtual machine for targets where to install ESXi At this point it only sees the local 40GB virtual disk Now connect the USB stick minimum of 2GB I believe or maybe 1G is enough as well on the computer Note that the current contents of the USB stick will be completely erased while installing ESXi so don t expect to use it for other purposes from now on without complete repartitioning later In the Player menu of the virtual machine window go to Removable Devices Mass Storage Device or wherever the USB stick logically resides and select Connect Disconnect from host The USB stick is now hidden from the host computer and it is attached to the virtual machine Press F5 Refresh in the virtual machine window again you have to click on the window to get your keystrokes there Now you should see the USB stick in the Local Storage Devices list Select it and press Enter to continue with it Select the keyboard layout of your taste Configure the desired root password for the platform After some system scanning I get an error message again This time it says Hardware virtualization is not a feature of the CPU or is not enabled in the BIOS Basically this means that my laptop is not able to run nested virtual machines Remember the installer is now running in a virtual machine and it detects that it is not able to create virtual machines under itself I just ignore the message

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  • Installing VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.x on a USB Stick – Majornetwork
    the actual install will be the USB stick On the next screen you can accept the default settings for the disk size 40GB and to split the virtual disk into multiple files again we will delete the disk with the virtual machine later Finally in the Ready to Create Virtual Machine screen you can see the settings for the virtual machine The default settings work just fine two CPUs two gigs of RAM When clicking Finish the virtual machine will be started automatically with the ISO image acting as the boot CD drive On my laptop I receive an error message Virtualized Intel VT x EPT is not supported on this platform Continue without virtualized Intel VT X EPT I just say Yes there The installer image is now started in the virtual machine Note that you have to click on the virtual machine window to set the keyboard focus in the virtual machine to be able to move around in the boot menu with the arrow keys Press Ctrl Alt to get the mouse control in your host OS again Here is a promising screenshot of the progress to color the post and to prove that I m actually doing something here In the boot menu proceed with the ESXi standard installer After loading some modules and doing some other internal stuff it welcomes to the installer just continue with Enter Carefully read the license as usual and accept it with F11 It now scans the hardware the virtual machine for targets where to install ESXi At this point it only sees the local 40GB virtual disk Now connect the USB stick minimum of 2GB I believe or maybe 1G is enough as well on the computer Note that the current contents of the USB stick will be completely erased while installing ESXi so don t expect to use it for other purposes from now on without complete repartitioning later In the Player menu of the virtual machine window go to Removable Devices Mass Storage Device or wherever the USB stick logically resides and select Connect Disconnect from host The USB stick is now hidden from the host computer and it is attached to the virtual machine Press F5 Refresh in the virtual machine window again you have to click on the window to get your keystrokes there Now you should see the USB stick in the Local Storage Devices list Select it and press Enter to continue with it Select the keyboard layout of your taste Configure the desired root password for the platform After some system scanning I get an error message again This time it says Hardware virtualization is not a feature of the CPU or is not enabled in the BIOS Basically this means that my laptop is not able to run nested virtual machines Remember the installer is now running in a virtual machine and it detects that it is not able to create virtual machines under itself I just ignore the message and

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  • Majornetwork – Page 4 – Gateway of last resort is not set
    one piece of stuff Life of a Change T minus 7 weeks I created the Change Request CR It was based on the discussion we had had with the customer and a service provider about developing the customer connections of the SP During the Read Post majornetwork net Is Now IPv6 Enabled Markku Leiniö March 1 2012 Networking 3 Comments Majornetwork net is now IPv6 enabled I just forgot to ask for the AAAA record from my provider Don t always think that everything has to be hard I also included an IPv4 IPv6 connection status display for visitors on the right side More information about the World IPv6 Launch Day 6 Jun 2012 http www worldipv6launch org Read Post Juniper SRX100 and HE IPv6 Tunnel Markku Leiniö February 26 2012 Networking 3 Comments And now something totally different I bought a Juniper SRX100 as my Buffalo access point router did not keep up with my upgraded Internet connection speed I hadn t used Junos practically at all before that so that world was new for me I had some specific requirements for my new router Size small enough to fit Read Post 15 0 1 SY1 is out Markku Leiniö February 25 2012 Networking Comments Well I started following it so here it is IOS 15 0 1 SY1 for Catalyst 6500 is out http www cisco com en US docs switches lan catalyst6500 ios 15 0SY release notes html Read Post Catalyst 6500 IOS 15 0 1 SY1 almost out Markku Leiniö February 15 2012 Networking Comments Cisco Catalyst 6500 IOS version 15 0 1 SY is still the latest version in the 15 0SY train for Sup2T However 15 0 1 SY1 is very near http www cisco com en US prod collateral switches ps5718 ps708 product

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  • bfd – Majornetwork
    ps11846 product bulletin c25 717747 ps11845 Products Bulletin html It presents the highlights in a different way to the Release Notes The most interesting new features for me personally are the following BFD Bidirectional Forwarding Detection Static Route Support Read Post Search for Markku Leiniö Senior Network Architect Senior Technology Consultant and CCIE 26438 Routing Switching in Finland Majornetwork on Twitter Markku Leiniö on Google Your IPv4 IPv6 Status You are using IPv4 address 81 198 240 36 Recent Posts majornetwork net Is Now TLS Enabled IPsec VPN Tunnel between F5 BIG IP and Juniper SRX SoftEther VPN with a VPN Address Pool Juniper SRX IPsec LAN to LAN VPN Part 2 Juniper SRX IPsec LAN to LAN VPN Part 1 Tags 15 0SY 15 1SY ba bridge assurance cat6500 catalyst 6500 cisco cli cmp console cygwin dual homed esxi fabric extender fabricpath fast hello fex hypervisor ios ipsec ipv6 issu juniper junos lacp linux nexus 5000 nexus 5500 nexus 7000 nx os private vlan pvlan qsfp srx srx100 sup2t sup32 sup720 switch profile sxi sxj vmware vpc vpn vsphere Archives October 2015 July 2015 May 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 August 2014 June 2014 May

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  • svi – Majornetwork
    ps11846 product bulletin c25 717747 ps11845 Products Bulletin html It presents the highlights in a different way to the Release Notes The most interesting new features for me personally are the following BFD Bidirectional Forwarding Detection Static Route Support Read Post Search for Markku Leiniö Senior Network Architect Senior Technology Consultant and CCIE 26438 Routing Switching in Finland Majornetwork on Twitter Markku Leiniö on Google Your IPv4 IPv6 Status You are using IPv4 address 81 198 240 36 Recent Posts majornetwork net Is Now TLS Enabled IPsec VPN Tunnel between F5 BIG IP and Juniper SRX SoftEther VPN with a VPN Address Pool Juniper SRX IPsec LAN to LAN VPN Part 2 Juniper SRX IPsec LAN to LAN VPN Part 1 Tags 15 0SY 15 1SY ba bridge assurance cat6500 catalyst 6500 cisco cli cmp console cygwin dual homed esxi fabric extender fabricpath fast hello fex hypervisor ios ipsec ipv6 issu juniper junos lacp linux nexus 5000 nexus 5500 nexus 7000 nx os private vlan pvlan qsfp srx srx100 sup2t sup32 sup720 switch profile sxi sxj vmware vpc vpn vsphere Archives October 2015 July 2015 May 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 August 2014 June 2014 May

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