Cloning virtual machines in vSphere series – Part 2: Full clone

Continuing with the cloning virtual machines in vSphere series, today I am going to write about the full clone, how it works and some useful information about it. So, let’s talk about clones… but just full clones. How does it work? As you probably know a full clone is an exact copy of a source VM, meaning that, everything from the parent VM is copied (VM settings, disks, files, etc....

March 6, 2019 · 4 min · itgaiden

Cloning virtual machines in vSphere series – Part 1: Types of clone

Most of you already know how to clone virtual machines within vSphere, and I mean cloning from the vSphere Web client within vCenter but, beyond that, there are other types of clones you can use in vCenter like, Linked Clones or Instant Clones (aka Project Fargo/VMfork) Due to the large content that can be discussed about each clone’s type, I decided to make a short series of posts talking about cloning VMs!...

February 25, 2019 · 4 min · itgaiden

Experience at VMworld 2018 Europe – Day 3 and Day 4

To finish these posts about VMworld 2018 Europe, I am going to summarize day 3 and day 4 together as day 4 is usually the less busy of all of them (people usually leave in the morning). On day 3 (Wednesday), I rest like 5-6 hours (pretty normal to me) after spending some part of the night at the Veeam Party. I made it to be at the enclosure at 8:30 AM because at 9:00 it will start the second general session....

December 31, 2018 · 3 min · itgaiden

VCAP6-DCV Deploy exam experience

Hi! I am going to talk about my VCAP6-DCV Deploy exam experience. I thought about making a huge post about the VCAP6-DCV experience (resources, notes, etc.) but, I don’t want to overwhelm you know. Hence, I am going to make another post for that, hence this post will be shorter and more readable. 1st attempt (Java error at the beginning) At September, 21st I sat down to take my first attempt in a VCAP exam....

October 19, 2018 · 6 min · itgaiden

VM showing disk size is 0 MB

Some time ago, I was doing some clean up on VMs that have attached an image file, when I found a particular VM with strange behavior, each disk from the VM (local and RDM disks) was showing 0 MB of disk size: So, what I did? First of all, I checked the guest OS and verified that it was up and running. So I was wondering how the guest OS seems correct but vSphere Web Client (I refreshed several times the browser) was showing no space in all disks and I verified in the Datastores that the ....

October 3, 2018 · 2 min · itgaiden

vSphere 6.0: New external PSC within existing SSO Domain

Hello there! A quick post talking about a new external PSC in vSphere 6.0 environments. As you may now the vCenter product is composed by the PSC (Platform Services Controller) and the vCenter component. Services provided by each component: Platform Services Controller <td style="width: 50%; height: 10px; text-align: center;"> <span style="font-family: Didact Gothic;"><strong><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000; font-size: 12pt;">vCenter</span></strong></span> </td> vCenter Single Sign-On <td style="width: 50%; height: 27px; text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Didact Gothic;">PostgreSQL or SQL Express (in 6....

August 20, 2018 · 3 min · itgaiden