Feb 17 2014

VMware Tools Versions with ESX Builds (3.5u2 – 6.5 Patch 1)

Below is a list of the VMware tools versions that is released with each subsequent release of vSphere.

 

Tools Build ESX Version ESX Build
10272

6.5 Patch 01

5146846
10272 6.5 (Core)

4564106

10249 6.0 Update 3

5050593

10249 5.5 Patch 10

4722766

10249 6.0 Patch 4

4600944

10249 5.5 Patch 9

4345813

10249 6.0 Patch 3

4192238

10249 5.5 Patch 8

4179633

10246 6.0 Update 2 3620759
10240 6.0 Patch 5

3566359

10240 6.0 Patch 2

3380124

10240 5.5 Patch 7

3248547

10240 5.5 Patch 10

3565700

10240 5.5 Patch 9

3343343

9541 6.0 Patch 4

3247720

9541 6.0 Update 1

3029758

9537 6.0 Patch 1 2809209
9536 6.0 (Core) 2476743
9356 5.5 Patch 5 2668677
9355 5.5 Patch 4 2403361
9354 5.5 Patch 3 2143827
9350 5.5 Update 2 2068190
9349 5.5 Patch 2 1892794
9349 5.5 Update 1 1623387
9344 5.5 Patch 1

1474528

9344 5.5 (Core)

1331820

9226 5.1 Update 2

1483097

9221 5.1 Patch 3

1312873

9221 5.1 Patch 2

1157734

9221 5.1 Update 1

1065491

9217 5.1 Patch 1 914609
9216 5.1 (Core) 799733
8396 5.0 Patch 7

1489271

8395 5.0 Update 3

1311175

8395 5.0 Patch 6

1254542

8395 5.0 Patch 5

1024429

8394 5.0 Update 2

914586

8389 5.0 Patch 4

821926

8389 5.0 Patch 3

768111

8389 5.0 Update 1

623860

8384 5.0 Patch 02

515841

8384 5.0 (Core)

469512

8307 4.1 Patch 10
8307 4.1 Patch 09
8307 4.1 Patch 08
8306 4.1 Patch 07
8305 4.1 Patch 06
8305 4.1 Update 3
8300 4.1 Patch 05
8300 4.1 Patch 04
8300 4.1 Update 2
8295 4.1 Patch 03
8295 4.1 Update 1
8290 4.1 (Core)
8199 4.0 Patch 14
8198 4.0 Patch 13
8197 4.0 Patch 09
8196 4.0 Patch 12
8196 4.0 Patch 11
8196 4.0 Update 4
8196 4.0 Patch 10
8196 4.0 Update 3
8195 4.0 Update 2
8194 4.0 Update 1
8192 4.0 (Core)
7304 3.5 Patch 27
7304 3.5 Patch 25
7304 3.5 Patch 24
7304 3.5 Update 5
7303 3.5 Update 4
7302 3.5 Update 3
7302 3.5 Update 2

For those of you who want to know how to get a list of these, below is a simple script using PowerCLI to obtain it.

For more information from PowerCLI, refer to my Post on the subject here.

 

Dec 06 2012

Powershell and the Customisation of Numerical Results

In the event of running a powershell script and you are returned with values with an unreadable number of decimal places or in the incorrect format (not Currency, Percentage or Hex etc), you can force powershell to output the correct format of this number using some simple “conversion’ techniques.

Using the “{0:XX}” -f pre cursor to convert the chosen variable, you can tell powershell that you want the variable output in the chosen format with the selected number of decimals

If we set the variable $var = 123.1234 and then use the following precursors to decide wether we want to displayu a Number with fixed decimals (N), Currency (C) or Percentage (P) we will get the output shown:

$var =123.1234

 123.12

 $123.123

 123.1%

In the event of wanting to use the X (Hex) or D (Decimal) convertors you will need to ensure that you variable is a whole number.

$var = 123

 7B

 00123

May 18 2012

Finding CPU / Memory Maximum

I have been asked many times to try and work out the maximum performance of a VM from a CPU & Memory perspective for a number of reasons. I sat down and started plugin my way through to GUI to find the relevant information and then find out how to get the same from PowerGUI.

The below script is what I came up with which displays results as shown in the output below:

The script returns the Clusters and the VM’s in each Cluster and then outputs the relevant details; returning values for every 120 mins (2 hours) which is the default period for data saved for 1 month period (specified in script).

The output for one VM is shown below, which is the same info as we can see in the results taken from Virtual Center for the same VM.

Cluster VSI Cluster 01
VM VMName01
CPUCount 2
CPUUsage 91.88%
MEMSize 4096
MEMUsage 24.55%

CPU Usage

 

Feb 21 2012

Smart Auditor “Unable to play back this recorded session file”

I recently went to view a session in the Citrix Smart Auditor application, and got the following pop up.

I thought I have been able to view these sessions on my old PC so I went to the bible (google) and found the web link at the bottom of this article.

The fix to my particular problem was to up the ‘SmartAudPlayer.exe.config’ file located in the path ‘c:\program files\citrix\smart auditor\player\bin’ and change the version of the player to the version I was seeing listed in the pop-up.

<add key=”Windows” value=”xx.xxx.xxxx”

This resolution worked a treat for me, giving me access to all my smart auditor sessions.

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX115888

Nov 02 2011

Identifying VM Snapshots

Below you will see some code to identify VM snapshots in your Virtual Center environment.

Here you will see the VM that the snapshot is from, the Name, Cluster, Datastore, PowerState, Size and the date that the snapshot was taken. This information is extremely useful for finding all the snapshots in your VC environment to identify what can be deleted to save some space.

Code written in PowerCLI.

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