virtualization contest @vladan

Ben read a lot of blogs, specially in virtualization. But I think vladan’s is most complete blog i’ve ever ever read the last month, some of my problem solved from him.

"’til December He even got a contest bout his blogs (virtualization contest), that all of us can participate, not just virtualization guys…just check his blog.

And here’s the prizes :

1st Price – Veeam Backup and Replication v. 6.0 ! – Full 365 days NFR license of the new Veeam’s product. Valid for 2 CPU sockets.

2nd Price – vSpere 5 DVD Training Course by David Davis and Elias Khnaser ! from TrainSignal

3rd Price – Mastering VMware vSphere 5 ! – Scott Lowe’s newest book

The virtualization contest is here


SDHC Card for ESXi 5 (vSphere 5)

It’s the 4th SDHC card I’ve use for ESXi intallation. The last 3 used for ESXi 4.1, but now for the ESXi 5.


The procedure same with the last 3 :
  1. insert the SDHC card into the left side hole of BL460c
  2. Login into HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator
  3. select the server, ILO, start the server
  4. from Virtual Drives menu, select CD/DVD, Virtual Image
  5. select esxi 5 installer ( VMvisor5.iso)
  6. choose boot from DVDrom
  7. start the installation and select the SDHC card as media
  8. follow the wizard ‘til finish
  9. after reboot, configure the ip address, dns, hostname
  10. now you have the ESXi 5 server
Detail spec :
  • Server : HP Blade Server BL 460c G7
  • Disk : 2 x 146 GB 15k
  • Mem : 16 GB
  • Proc : X5667 @ 3.07 GHz
  • ESXi : ESXi 5.00 ( VMKernel Release Build 441354)
  • SDHC Card : Sandisk Extreme 4 GB class 6 ( 20MB/s)

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