Automatically Reboot VMware ESX Host after Purple Screen of Death (PSOD)

  The default and recommended setting is to leave the purple screen of death up to help you notice that the host has died and also leave the PSOD up to help troubleshoot the issue because on reboot you can loose your logs. 1. Shell (SSH) into the physical host or access the host directly… Read more »

Your Own Cloud Managed Storage with Owncloud on VMware ESX

ownCloud is a free and open-source web application for data synchronisation, file sharing and remote storage of documents (cloud storage). ownCloud is written in PHP and javascript languages This is a great alternative to the other storage based cloud solutions as it is a “fully manage yourself” solution. As long as you trust the host… Read more »

Change VMware ESX Scatch Config Location (.locker)

Best practice for a .locker scratch folder VMware recommends that the ESXi has a persistent scratch location available for storing temporary data including logs, diagnostic information and system swap space however it is not a absolute requirement. Persistent scratch space may be provisioned on a FAT 16, VMFS or NFS partition accessible by the phyiscal… Read more »