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How to Remove an Inactive NFS Datastore on VMWare ESXi Host

Posted on April 15th, 2015 · Posted in VMWare
Inactive NFS Datastore on VMWare ESXi

Several times I have come across the situation when the NFS datastore on the VMWare ESXi host becomes unavailable / inactive and greyed out in the host’s storage list. However, the NFS storage stays available on the network level. Usually, it can be solved by removing the NFS storage and.. read more

How to access VMFS Datastore from Linux / Windows

Posted on October 24th, 2014 · Posted in VMWare
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Today we’ll discuss two easy ways of getting access to the data stored on VMFS datastore of ESXi hypervisor (these are configuration files, data and snapshots of virtual machines) from Linux and Windows. Actually, this article is based on a real case of our customer when the only productive server.. read more

Free backup of virtual machines VMWare ESXi using MKSBackup

Posted on March 24th, 2014 · Posted in VMWare
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To automatically backup virtual machines on VMWare ESXi host, we are going to use a free tool MKSBackup that can be downloaded here (by the time the article was written, the latest available version of MKSBackup was 1.0.4 as of 24.01. 2013). This tool is a sort of a front.. read more