New release – vmreference card 1.3

I’ve just finished updating my reference card.  The biggest change is that I’ve moved everything to the latest update of 3.5 as the default.

  • Updated the details to the latest Configuration Maximums PDF.
  • Updated it to include 3.5 update 3 release notes.
  • Changed the versioning to include the latest VMware release, so its more obvious how up to date (or not) your card is.
  • Some minor additions (NAS maximums) and corrections.

Many thanks to all the readers who have written in with comments.  Always welcome.

Go and grab it here:

8 thoughts on “New release – vmreference card 1.3

  1. Great reference saves looking at vmware’s millions of pdfs 😉
    Could you add VDI maximums etc to the reference sheet too (or make a seperate one as looks a bit full already)?

  2. Hi Robert,
    I’d be very interested in adding these, and any top tips for VDI environments. However I haven’t used VDI much, so I wouldn’t know what to include. Do you have a list of the maximums and any suggestions for the more common commands and things to remember? Is there any good PDFs? Thanks, Forbes.

  3. Hi
    Do you have a version which does not include the old 3.0 values e.g vSwitches = 127 (ESX 3.0 was 248) … I’m going to take my VCP it is hard enough trying remember the correct values let alone see the old values ..

    Please , thanks

  4. Hi David,
    I’m afraid I don’t, but I’m more than happy to email you the source document (I use a cross platform, open source tool called Scribus), if you send me your email address.

  5. Hi Town Mouse,
    Thanks for the update. I’m planning on updating the current card in the next couple of weeks. I’m busily working my way through the new version 4 documentation, gathering information for version 4 of my reference card.

  6. Do you have any tips on partition sizes for ESX4 (vSphere?) I’m trying it based on the 3.5 recommendations, but I noticed you no longer have the option to force primary partitions and apparently you can’t modify the size of the /boot partition. Thoughts?

  7. Hi Brian,
    You can modify the partition details if you use a scripted install (ESX and vCenter Server Installation Guide, Page 59), but not with an interactive install.
    Duncan Epping started a discussion on his blog about the partition sizing here:
    Looking at Duncan’s suggestion, I’d probably advocate something similar, although I don’t tend to use the /home partition much, so would probably chop that down a bit.
    I’m sure there will be a discussion on the forum somewhere. Anyone know?

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