End of Availability of ESX 4.x

VMware has announced the End of Availability(EOA) for ESX 4.x and vMA version 1 and 4 will not be available for download or customer will not be able to generate license keys for these products effective August 15, 2013 The Announcement does not impact any of the following vSphere ESX hypervisor 4.X and vMA support […]

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vSphere 4.1 Update 3 released

VMware has released an update to vSphere 4.1 suite vSphere 4.1 Update3. This release has fixes to some bugs and support to addition guest operation systems. Read the release note for more information VMware ESXi 4.1 Update 3 Release Notes VMware ESX 4.1 Update 3 Release Notes VMware vCenter Server 4.1 Update 3 Release Notes

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Reset ESX 3.5 Password

I had a problem with one of the ESX 3.5 host where it was not taking any one of the root password which we had and it’s been a while we logged into that box. So we have decided to reset the root password. I will walk through how to perform this. 1) vMotion or […]

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Check if VT is Enabled in BIOS

To Check if Intel VT or AMD Virtualization Option is enabled in BIOS without rebooting the ESX/ESXi hosts run the below command esxcfg-info|grep “HV Support” The output indicate the type of support available.  Below are possible values which will be displayed for VT/AMD-V 0 – Support is not available for this hardware 1 – Might be […]

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Enabling root access on ESX server

Due to Security reason root account is denied SSH access by default. To enable access to the root account perform the below task: 1)Login to the console of your ESX host from the physical location or through hardware remote console as the root user 2)Edit the configuration file for SSH with the following command:nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config […]

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Rebooting ESX host

Using GUI 1)Start a VMware Infrastructure Client and connect to a VirtualCenter Server2)Power off all VM’s or VMotion to another ESX host3)Right-click on the ESX Server host from the Inventory and click Enter Maintenance Mode.4)When complete, right-click on the ESX Server host in the Inventory and click Reboot5)Enter a reason in the reboot server window.6)Wait […]

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Recreating VMDK files

When Powering on VM if it displays an error” File is Missing” check if the VMDK file exist on the Datastore. If flat.vmdk-file is missing then we have to restore the VM from backup. Perform the below steps to recreate the VMDK file to load the flat.vmdk-file. 1) Confirm the HDD size of the missing […]

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Expanding VMDK on a System Partition

Extending disk on System Partition is not as easy as a non-system partition. We need a Second VM to perform this tasks1) Start a VMware Infrastructure Client and connect to a VirtualCenter Server2) Power off the VM3) Confirm there is no existing snapshot, If yes commit the snapshot4) Edit the setting of VM and click […]

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