Vmware - VMware Compatibility Guide

If you need to know which O.S. version is supported by your Vmware ESXi infrastructure you can reuse below link focusing on below menu choices.
In my case I needed to know if windows 2016 was supported with ESXi 6.5.


https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=software&details=1&releases=338&operatingSystems=217&page=1&display_interval=10&sortColumn=Partner&sortOrder=Asc&testConfig=16


Vmware - HP Server HW monitoring

Here it is an easy Vmware document that well explain how to monitor HP  Hardware server health in conjunction with HP System Insight Manager:

Management of VMware ESXi  on HP ProLiant Servers

https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/VMware-ESXi-HPProLiantServers-WP-EN.pdf

Freeware - Fastone Capture 5.3 Screen capture

I would like to indicate an excellent freeware software (till 5.3 release version) that has several advanced features to catch desktop screenshots.

Here it is relative download link.

http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=775

Newer versions, indeed, are shareware:

https://www.faststone.org/download.htm







Vmware - iSCSI Multipathing (MPIO) using vsphere

Here it is a quick blog articles.

Here they are artilces that explains, on old ESX 5, how to configure iSCSI Multipathing.

Mainly used with single SAN and dual controller to manage single controller fault (or Fiber channel problems).


iSCSI Multipathing


"When transferring data between the host server and storage, the SAN uses a technique known as multipathing. With multipathing, your ESXi host can have more than one physical path to a LUN on a storage system.

Generally, a single path from a host to a LUN consists of an iSCSI adapter or NIC, switch ports, connecting cables, and the storage controller port. If any component of the path fails, the host selects another available path for I/O. The process of detecting a failed path and switching to another is called path failover.

For more information on multipathing, see Understanding Multipathing and Failover."

I am adding it to blog toolbox.

How to Configure iSCSI Multipathing (MPIO) in VMware vSphere 5 using ESXCLI

http://www.cosonok.com/2012/01/how-to-configure-iscsi-multipathing.html

How to Configure iSCSI Multipathing (MPIO) in VMware vSphere 5 using ESXCLI (UPDATE)

http://www.cosonok.com/2012/06/how-to-configure-iscsi-multipathing.html

indeed here it is official Vmware documentation:

https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vmware-multipathing-configuration-software-iscsi-port-binding-white-paper.pdf

and relative concept explaination:

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/com.vmware.vsphere.storage.doc/GUID-AE0C1165-521D-4E65-9921-35F9F6EB39AA.html

Tool - Blue screen of death (Nirsoft tool)

If you face blue screen of death on your pc Nirsoft tool could be useful to open mini dump files created and identify root causes.

https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

Other nirsoft tool and blog mentions are here indicated.




Excel - Conditional Formatting about duplicates cells

There is an easy Excel feature that permit you to color automatically duplicates cells.

About step by step procedure:

  1. Select Entire Column where you want apply this feature.
  2. CTRL + SPACE.
  3. Home --> conditional formatting --> Highligth Cells rules --> Duplicate values...
  4. At windows prompt select "Duplicate" and "Light Red Fill With Dark Red Text".
  5. Here it is visual result:

Here it is a simple video.