VMware vcenter 5.5 – single sing on and Active directory Integration

How to add a user/group in ActiveDirectoy to VMware Single Sign on1. Login to VMware vsphere web client
and go to vcenter servers and select the respective vcenter server and go to that page

2. Go to Manage >> Permissions >> Click “+” to add new user or group

3. Click “Add” button to select the users/groups

4.  Select the “domain” and using the search tab search for the user/group.
Once selected click “ok” to add.

5. Once completed, you can login to the vcenter using the added AD user.

Note : Assumption is that the server hostname is created and added under the same AD.

VMware ESXi 5.x – to mount a netapp NFS share from ESXi command prompt

VMware ESXi 5.x – to mount a netapp NFS share from ESXi command prompt
1)   To list the current NFS mounts on the server


esxcli storage nfs list
2) Command to mount the a Netapp NFS share
volume name : /vol/v2tc_x1/qtc_x1/
hostname :  remotehost.domain.com
mount folder name:  DataStore_Name esxcli storage nfs add -H remotehost.domain.com  -s /vol/v2tc_x1/qtc_x1/ -v DataStore_Name



3) To remove the NFS mount


esxcli storage nfs remove -v DataStore_Name



Find HBA WWPN in RHEL / CentOS 5.x

Find HBA WWPN in RHEL / CentOS 5.X

Method1:

1) Run the following command to find the manufacturer of the HBA card

[root@host ~]# lspci |grep -i HBA
07:00.0 Fibre Channel: QLogic Corp. ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA (rev 02)
0a:00.0 Fibre Channel: QLogic Corp. ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA (rev 02)

2) To find the WWPN number use the following command and look for port_name

systool -c fc_host -v

[root@host ~]# systool -c fc_host -v |grep “port_name”
port_name           = “0x500XXXXXXXXXXX7e”
port_name           = “0x500XXXXXXXXXXX4a”

Method2:

[root@host ~]# cat /sys/class/scsi_host/host1/device/fc_host:host1/port_name
0x500XXXXXXXXXXX7e
[root@host~]# cat /sys/class/scsi_host/host0/device/fc_host:host0/port_name
0x500XXXXXXXXXXX4a

Change multipathing policy to RoundRobin on ESXi 5.x

1.
Select an ESXi host you want to modify, and
click the Configuration tab.
2.
Click Storage.
3.
Select a datastore or mapped LUN.
4.
Click Properties.
5.
In the Properties dialog, select the desired
extent, if necessary.
6.
Click Extent Device > Manage Paths and obtain
the paths in the Manage Path dialog.
7.
Under the Policy section, select the desired
multipathing policy from the dropdown.

8.
Click Change to confirm the change in path
policy.

 

How to find the HBA details in ESXi 5.1 server

How to find the HBA details in ESXi 5.1 server
1.  from /proc/scsi
~ # cd /proc/scsi/qla2xxx/
/proc/scsi/qla2xxx #
/proc/scsi/qla2xxx # ls
3  4
/proc/scsi/qla2xxx # cat 3 | head -3
QLogic PCI to Fibre Channel Host Adapter for HPAK344A:
        FC Firmware version 5.06.05 (90d5), Driver version 934.5.6.0-1vmwHere,
FC firmware version is – 5.06.05 (90d5),
Driver version is – 934.5.6.0-1vmw

2.  run the following command
~ # esxcfg-scsidevs -a
 # esxcfg-scsidevs -a
vmhba0  hpsa              link-n/a  sas.500xxxxxxxxxxxxx                    (0:2:0.0) Hewlett-Packard Company Smart Array P420i
vmhba1  qla2xxx           link-up   fc.500xxxxxxxxxxxd9:500xxxxxxxxxxxd8    (0:xx:x.x) QLogic Corp ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA
vmhba2  qla2xxx           link-up   fc.500xxxxxxxxxxx99:500xxxxxxxxxxx98    (0:xx:x.x) QLogic Corp ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA– you can see the driver as qla2xxx  for QLogic HBA card
— now to find driver version execute the following command

~ # vmkload_mod -s qla2xxx |grep Version
Version: Version 934.5.6.0-1vmw, Build: 472560, Interface: 9.2 Built on: Sep 21 2012