March, 2013

VM Reset Stuck at 95% – Esx 5.0

March 22, 2013 Jordansphere VMware

Scenario: We have an Ubunutu (12.0.10) VM called btn-dnsng-v1¬†which was not responding on an ESX 5.0 host. It was only a test VM so not entirely important. Restart Guest wasn’t available (as VMware Tools wasnt installed) so we had to do a Reset.¬†Upon the reset the VM stuck at 95 percent and no other operations […]


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Shrinking Transaction Logs in MSSQL 2005

March 22, 2013 Jordansphere MS SQL

Scenario: We host a lot of small databases on an Microsoft SQL 2005 server. Occasionally the transaction (.ldf) files will become extremely large so we will need to shrink them. As we only take nightly backups we are happy to make the recovery model “simple”. If you require a more mission critical backup solution then […]


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Monitoring Storage Adapter Performance using ESXTOP

March 13, 2013 Jordansphere VMware

As you will see from the diagram below, this particular VMware installation is using a Software ISCSI initiator (vmhba38) Key: CMDS/s – Number of IOPS per second (READ/s + WRITE/s) and other SCSI commands such as SCSI locks, reservations, etc. These are normally nominal though compared to IOPS. MBREAD/s & MBWRTN = Self explanatory (in […]


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