Category «ESXi»

Update Intel Drivers on VMWare ESXi

This article explains how to update the X710 & XL710 series of network adaptors on ESXi 6 I had to do this to fix a Purple Screen Of Death (PSOD) issue when using 10GB Intel X710 adaptors. Check Current Version of Drive and Firmware You can check this via the shell with the command ethtool …

How To Update Standalone ESXi host

This article explains how to update a standalone (i.e. not managed by vCenter) ESXi host to a later version. Enable Remote Shell Access In this example I am connecting to the ESXi server remotely. Alternatively you could run this from the ESXi shell via the console. Logon to the ESXi server via the vi client …

Patching VMware ESXi 4.1

This article explains how to patch a standalone (i.e. not connected to Virtual Center) VMware vSphere Hypervisor (aka ESXi 4.1). If you are using Virtual Center then I strongly suggest using that to apply the patches. Pre-requisites You will need to have the vsphere CLI (command line tool) installed on your PC. You can download …

Deploy an ESXi via Dell Unified Server Configurator

  In the below example I am using the Dell Unified Server Configurator to deploy and operating system – in this case ESXi 4.1 When booting up the server press the F10 key to enter “System Services” This will launch the Dell Unified Server Configurator Choose the above options     I like to have …

Problem: libxml2 not found Problem: When you run a command you get the error: This application failed to start because libxml2.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem. Solution: Have you just installed vSphere CLI? Try logging off and back on again.

Install Dell OpenManage on ESXi

This article explains how to install Dell OpenManage on ESXi 5.0 and ESXi 4.1 ESXi 5.0 This method shows you how to install this using the vSphere CLI. You will need to have this installed on your PC/Server. You can download it here. You can also install this using PowerCLI, via the VMA or using …

You can view the current policy by entering the below in the service console: esxcli nmp device list Use the below command to generate the instructions to set all LUNs to round robin: esxcli nmp device list | awk ‘/^naa/{print “esxcli nmp device setpolicy –device “$0″ –psp VMW_PSP_RR” };’ Copy the output and enter into …

Summary Checklist Check Virtualisation Technology is enabled in the BIOS Download and install latest version of ESXi Patch Configure (static IP, DNS, NTP, vSwitch, root password and license) Install VMA Configure Hardware Health Monitoring Step 1: Installation: Check that “virtualization technology” is enabled in the BIOS If you need to store files greater than 256GB …