It is possible to run Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V inside a VMware ESXi 5.1, free edition. Using a “nested” hypervisor is not straight forward. Still it is quite simple.
Following the idea that ESXi can be updated without vCenter or Update Manager, I upgraded my ESXi from 5.0 to 5.1. As I don’t own a vCenter, I did it using the console and
This is just a quick note so that I can remember later on how to update my standalone ESXi v5 from the CLI.
Last time, I had a look at how to monitor VMware vSphere from FreeBSD using the Perl SDK. Quite simple using the ports!
Believe it or not, installing and running the VMware vSphere Perl SDK on OpenBSD is as simple as breathing. Here’s the POC.
Part of my daily job is checking clients infrastructure health. Most of them have VMware vSphere, some have Hyper-V. I use a home-developed set of tools to gather, compute and report performance and health data and metrics. Quoting Veeam ONE for VMware and Hyper-V homepage: “(…) Veeam ONE is a single solution for powerful and easy-to-use monitoring and reporting for VMware and Hyper-V. It provides complete visibility of the virtual infrastructure and affordably delivers the capabilities that matter most to virtualization administrators”. Read the official homepage for more information.
Here I’m going to have a quick look at what Veeam ONE 6 does, how and if it’s worth it.