Erasing existing disk partitions now available in the vSphere Web Client (vSphere 6.0 Update 1)

One of the primary challenges when trying re-purpose existing storage devices is ensuring that all data and existing partitions have been completely removed. Often times, customers end up resorting to third-party tools like GParted which requires you to boot your server into the LiveCD before you can remove the existing partitions. This is less than ideal, especially if you […]

Two coredump partitions in ESXi 5.5?

A couple of days back I had to re-install ESXi on a physical host for some troubleshooting purposes and while looking at the partitions on the disks using ESXCLI, I noticed the fresh ESXi installation had created two coredump partitions. I was quite surprised to see two, since normally you would just have one configured. […]