Category Archives: VMWare

Attaching database that wasn’t detached

I recently had an interesting issue where a Virtual SQL Server was deleted from VMWare, just like that with no nice shutdown and certainly no last backup & detach database commands. We were fortunate to locate and mount the data … Continue reading

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VCenter and Total DISK IO

I’ve talked before about the vast amount of useful information in the VMWare VCenter database and one thing I’ve been looking for is the total Disk IO for a given time for all host servers. In VCenter you can see … Continue reading

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VMWare VCenter data

VMWare VCenter platform is a goldmine of useful data if you want to know whats going on with your virtual servers. Statistical data is stored in an SQL Server database and you can either query views or the tables directly. … Continue reading

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