Thursday, February 18, 2021

ESXi 7.0 U1 on a HP DL380p Gen8

Check your CPU here. Mine are Intel Xeon E5-2600 “version 0” series.
Download the HPE customized image

Does it work?

According to the warning, the future is uncertain. But right now, 7.0 U1 is just fine!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

VMWare Windows 2008 slow mouse performance

After installing the vmware tools on a Windows 2008 (R2) server, the mouse (still) performs very slow.

The solution is to update the video card driver.
Even after vmware tools installation, the vga card is listed as “Standard VGA Graphics Adapter”
Normally all drivers can be found at:

C:\Program Files\VMWare\VMWare Tools\Drivers\

However, the vga driver is located at:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMWare\Drivers\

Take the “wddm_video” folder.

A reboot is required. After that, you’ll be surprised :)
Increasing the virtual video RAM is supposed to increase performance even more.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

rescan scsi bus without rebooting

If you attach an extra harddisk to your virtual machine and you don’t want to reboot, all you need to do is rescan your scsi bus.

First determine how many scsi adapters your system has:

# ls /sys/class/scsi_host

Then order the rescan command to the adapter:

# echo "- - -" > /sys/class/scsi_host/host0/scan

Check your dmesg or /proc/partitions!