Tagged: ESXi

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Shrinking Thin-Provisioned ESXi Disks

Thin-provisioned disks can be pretty useful in ESXi. There’s no need to pre-allocate storage or have huge amounts of unused, but allocated, storage sitting idle. However, whilst thin-provisioned disks can semalessly grow themselves, they...

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Backing up VMware ESXi VMs with ghettoVCB

Backups are important – and VMs should be no exception to that. VMware does have their own official backup solution (vSphere Data Protection), however if you’re running on the free version of ESXi or...

Reinstalling Grub EFI on Ubuntu 0

Reinstalling Grub EFI on Ubuntu

Recently, whilst migrating some Hyper-V VMs to ESXi, I ran in to issues booting the VMs after migration. On boot, the EFI partition wasn’t found and couldn’t be booted. Thankfully, it’s a rather simple...