Update ESXi without VUM

Get the current version of esxi running: Download the updated build: Enable ssh on the esxi host: Upload the update to a datastore: Putty into the host as root: Migrate all VMs running on the host then put the host in maintenance mode: vim-cmd hostsvc/maintenance_mode_enter Run the update: esxcli software …

Reset a 3560 switch

  Reset the Switch to factory default and upload a saved config: #write erase #reload You will get the option for autoinstall …

ESXi update software/firmware

To show software: esxcli software vib list To remove software: esxcli software vib remove -n hp-smx-provider To install software: esxcli software vib …

Staging patches

Use this when applying patches to a pre-production env and waiting a couple weeks to apply to production to make sure you …

ASM Info

Quick reference for working with ASM: To see the ASM disk and what device they are on: oracleasm listdisks oracleasm querydisk -d …

Oracle HugePages

Steps I used to enable Huge Pages for Oracle: show parameter spfile; -use this for the create spfile command show parameter memory_target; …

Oracle Clusterware Control

Just a quick reference for some common commands: . /usr/local/bin/oraenv answer +ASM Shows a quick view of CRS information crs_stat -t Shows …

Aligning a linux boot disk

This is what I did to change start sector from 63 to 1024 on RHEL 5 boxes. Add a 45GB Thin Provisioned …

Adding LVM for swap

Wanted to add a larger swap and get ride of the one that was setup during the OS install, created a new …