Poor TCP performance can occur in Linux traffic-forwarding virtual machines with LRO enabled

VMware ESXi with Magic Pro MP-1920 SATA port multiper

After the testing and deployment of a StarDom external hardware RAID1 box with VMware ESXi to store the vm images (, I found another even better solution : A Magic Pro MP-1920 SATA port multiplier card (HK $230). It is an internal hardware RAID card which do not require any driver to be installed in […]

Vmware vSphere 4.1 Storage IO Control (SIOC) explained

VMware ESXi with eSATA RAID enclosure

I have been searching and evaluating different configurations for running VMware ESXi on whitebox hardware for a while. The major obstacle of doing this is how to provide a cheap and reliable RAID solution for the underlying vmware datastore. One solution is to add a esxi compatible RAID controller. However, on those RAID controllers, some […]

Compiling custom drivers to VMware ESXi

VMWaree ESX/ESXi 4.1 OSS Open source code

VMware ESXi and eSATA raw device mapping

PLs note that -r fomr virtual RDM and -z for physical RDM

vmkfstools -z /vmfs/devices/disks/t10.ATA_____H2FW_CLONE_______________________________QDJ5IQ34N3B99U176IPT officedata-eSATA.vmdk -a lsilogic

VMware to KVM resources


This application allows you to copy large HD movie files into your Archos. The file will be transferred in parts no larger than 4GB in order to be compatible with the storage of the Archos. The HD quality is preserved (no re-encoding!) and the playback is handled seamlessly on the Archos.

Configure esxi 4 vSwitch to jumbo frame

>esxcfg-vswitch -m 9000 vSwitch0

>excfg-vswitch -l

VMware Server Tuning