Installserver: Regenerate PXE base menu

Well, here’s the promised script to regenerate the main PXE menu based on the menu entries created by register-suse and register-vmware.

Installserver: Publish a VMware ESX ISO – register-vmware

Here’s an old script, that also uses the magic provided by pxe-menu-generation (the script I posted before), but for VMware ESX/ESXi.

Installserver: Publish a SLES/OpenSUSE ISO – register-suse

Well, I’ve been tinkering with a way to “unify” the way we deploy new OpenSUSE/SLES ISOs onto our installation server, once they are released. So here, I’ll show you the script I came up with:

This also needs a second script, as this will only create a menu entry, not the menu itself. You’ll find the script in the next post!

VMs in Alarm state after scheduled maintainance

Well, I’m back at work after three weeks of vacation (some pictures to follow) and the provider hosting our disaster datacenter had their annual (or is it monthly now?) SAN maintainance, so we shut down everything over there by 9:00 am.

After things were back up around 5pm, I booted the ESX hosts, however the VMs we’re all displaying the alert state – as if either the VMs had an HA event or we’re using to much CPU time. It didn’t matter whether or not the VM was running or not, the state persisted.

vCenter - VM in alarm state
vCenter – VM in alarm state

Lucky me, someone else already ran into this issue. So, after simply vMotion’ing the VMs to another host and the VM would no longer be in that alert state.