Archives for September 16, 2012

New VMware Icons Visio Stencil Download

Update - 5/20/2013: Head to my VMware Visio Stencils and Shapes permalink page for the latest versions of this stencil, and my VMware Horizon View specific shapes. I've been working on some Visio diagrams for some VMware projects I am architecting.  I wanted to use some icons to identify VM's and vCenter actions in my diagrams and found there were no good Visio stencils, shapes or templates for it so I made my own.  They're not the greatest quality, but will do for now.  Here's what the new pack looks like: And here's where you can download them: VMtoday-VMware-Icons. Update: … [Read more...]

ESXi 5 Won’t Boot From USB

I've been upgrading my home VMware lab to vSphere 5.1 today and ran into an issue that I thought I would share.  I had previously written about my home lab environment - I run HP xw8600 workstations, and because I'm using SATA disks behind a SAS controller they are being seen as 'remote' disks to the ESXi installer.  This means that I need another type of disk that will be seen as a 'local' disk so ESXi can create a scratch partition.  A USB thumb drive was the answer, but not without issues. When I installed ESXi 5.0 on the thumb drive, the install completed without problem, but after the … [Read more...]