Increase pRDM size on ESXi 5.5 and QNAP

June 15, 2015 Jordansphere ESXi

I have a physical RDM that I use for Veeam backups . This pRDM is located on a QNAP (firmware version 3.8.1) and connects as the B:/ drive on a windows 2008 R2 via iSCSI Please note the steps for expanding a vRDM are different. Please consult the VMware guides. First we need to expand the SAN storage. In […]


Consolidate virtual machine disk files failed. Files Locked

October 15, 2014 Jordansphere ESXi

Nagios sent us an alert suggesting a virtual machine had a very high load. The OS itself looked fine and nothing appeared wrong with the server itself. Upon firing up vCenter I noticed that the virtual machine in question  needed consolidating. Looking at Veeam backups from last night it seemed the job had failed. When right clicking and consolidating […]


Intermittent Loss of Connectivity to Storage – ESXi

April 2, 2014 Jordansphere Qnap

Network:  A small private cloud which containted two ESxi 5.0 hosts and a Dell Powervault SAN connected via stacked Cisco 3750s. A pRDM is attached to one VM which was directly connected through to a QNAP TS-859U-RP+ on the storage network.. Each Esxi host contains 3 VMs. Scenario:  All 3 VMs on ESXi1 became unavailble. Ping was still accessible but […]


Adding a static route on a QNAP

February 5, 2013 Jordansphere Qnap

Scenario I have two QNAPS on two different sites. Both have similar setups. On each site there is a management network and storage network. I wanted to test QNAP replication by  backing up over an MPLS (storage network). The only problem is that the default gateway is needed for the management network. QNAP does not allow […]


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