Welcome to the blog of mechanised.com

This blog is mainly a technical repository of information on Virtualisation tools and management for our hosting service.

Also for HP's Bladesystem that we use at both our datacentres.

Other articles are also included on .Net development and MS SQL Server as well as other interesting things we come across.

Wednesday 7 October 2009

IIS Metabase update to set processor affinity for an IIS application pool

If you wish to give an application pool the ability to only use certain processor cores when running download the free IIS Metabase editor.

Within each application pool you add 2 new identifiers:

MD_APPPOOL_SMP_AFFINITIZED - as an inherited server string 'true'
MD_APPPOOL_SMP_AFFINITIZED_PROCESSOR_MASK - as an inherited server number, this needs to be mask of the CPU cores in binary converted to decimal, for instance a 4 core server can use 3 to signify the first 2 cores to be used only.

Tuesday 6 October 2009

Restarting management agents for ESXi from command line

This was a pain, we had three ESXi servers all stop responding at the same time, the console restart didn't work but as SSH was enabled we could run this command to restart the management agents and then VC/VIC would work again.

All this without disrupting running guest machines.

/sbin/services.sh restart