I agree with the above comments. We have run almost all of our production servers on ESX since 2003, including SQL, Exchange, File, Print, DC/DNS (http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9710.pdf),
Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.
If we need to check who deleted a Virtual Machine from our vCenter. Looking this task in logs can be painful and spend lot of time, so the best way to check this is in the vCenter DB.
Just connect to vCenter DB(default DB should be VCDB and using…
Teach the user how to rename, unmount, delete and upgrade VMFS datastores.
Open vSphere Web Client: Rename VMFS and NFS datastores: Upgrade VMFS-3 volume to VMFS-5: Unmount VMFS datastore: Delete a VMFS datastore:
Teach the user how to convert virtaul disk file formats and how to rename virtual machine files on datastores.
Open vSphere Web Client: Review VM disk settings: Migrate VM to new datastore with a thick provisioned (lazy zeroed) disk format: Rename a…