Tag: ESXi

VMware PowerCLI – Quick query to list VMs restarted in an HA event

VMware PowerCLI – Quick query to list VMs restarted in an HA event

I don’t practice my PowerShell scripting nearly enough day to day for it to really stick so when I see/use these quick little one-liners that ... Read More

PSA: vSphere Patch can break working NVIDIA GRiD set ups. (And don’t look directly at the sun #SolarEclipse2017)

PSA: vSphere Patch can break working NVIDIA GRiD set ups. (And don’t look directly at the sun #SolarEclipse2017)

I was working with a client today and going nuts trying to figure out why the NVIDIA VIB was not loading correctly in the vSphere ... Read More

vSphere Installation Media : OEM or VMware?

vSphere Installation Media : OEM or VMware?

Here is a topic that has recently come up for me at a few clients so I figured I would just jot some notes down ... Read More

Upgrade those ESX 3.5 servers if you still have them …

Upgrade those ESX 3.5 servers if you still have them …

Ran into this wonderful error message today during a migration to vSphere 5.1.  I didn’t realize that vCenter 5.1 no longer supports ESX 3.5 so ... Read More

How to Add a 3rd Party driver to a baseline in Update Manager

How to Add a 3rd Party driver to a baseline in Update Manager

Working with the Nutanix clusters, I had an opportunity to upgrade them to vSphere 5 via Update Manager.  The process of upgrading an ESX host ... Read More

Not enough room for vSphere 5 Upgrade? Free some up!

Not enough room for vSphere 5 Upgrade? Free some up!

While using VMware’s Update Manager to upgrade a 4.0 ESX host to vSphere 5, I ran into a space issue.  Looking at the event tab ... Read More

Enabling/Disabling SSH via vCenter

Enabling/Disabling SSH via vCenter

Sometimes it is useful to have an SSH session to an ESXi server for troubleshooting.  You can always enable it via the console (F2 –> ... Read More

ESX Hardware Boot options (via vCenter GUI)

ESX Hardware Boot options (via vCenter GUI)

Not sure if this one is new or not but I’ve NEVER seen the Boot Options before in vCenter for a host.  I think it’s ... Read More

Patching ESXi with vMA

Patching ESXi with vMA

Today I had to set up some ESXi servers that required additional hardware drivers to recognize the 10GB NICs we purchased for them.  I’ve done ... Read More

Citrix Provisioning with VMXNET3 : Blue Screen of Death on Clones

Citrix Provisioning with VMXNET3 : Blue Screen of Death on Clones

If you have been streaming Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 vDisks using Citrix Provisioning Services to VMware’s ESX, you’ve probably run into a Blue ... Read More