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: There are 2 QNAPS on 2 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. The only problem is that the default gateway is needed for the management network. QNAP does not allow you […]


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