Tag Archive: esxi 6.0

Manage ESXi Routing Via Command Line Interface

There are certain key combinations and commands I find more difficult to remember than others. I wrote about Send F Key to VMware Fusion via MacBook Keyboard and the next in line is routing for ESXi. This is not something i do very often but It happens from time to time. I will not go into …

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VMware vCenter Server 6.0 U3 & ESXi 6.0 U3 released

A few days ago, 2017/02/24, VMware released vCenter Server 6.0 Update 3 and ESXi 6.0 Update 3. Both vCenter Server 6.0 U3 and ESXi 6.0 U3 now includes upport for TLS v 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2. For ESXi it is enabled by default and can be configurable with 6.0 U3. For vCenter Server 6.0 U3 the …

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ESXi 6 – The VMRC Console Has Disconnected

So a few days back i was experience an issue where i couldn’t connect to a VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0 Patch 4 (build number 4600944) based Virtual Machine Remote Console (VMRC) at a customer. I have seen this quite a few times over the years and there are a lot of VMware KB articles available on the topic. …

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Verify vMotion functionality using PowerCLI

One very important thing during any environment deployment or environment expansion is to verify it actually works as expected. It has been a while since my last script blog post but i wanted to share one PowerCLI script i put together a while ago to verify vSphere vMotion functionality. The script has been very handy …

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Change ESXi password complexity policy

The other week i was asked by a customer to change passwords for all service accounts in their environment and this includes but not limited to IPMI admin account, ESXi host root account, Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) nutanix account vCenter Server administrator@vsphere.local account Based on existing customer password requirements for ESXi hosts, 16 characters including only …

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vSphere 6.0 Update 2 released

Yesterday, 2016-03-15, VMware released vCenter Server 6.o U2 and ESXi 6.0 U2. There are quite a few good fixes and enhancements and i’ll list a few things i have seen in the field that will be fixed with these releases: Hostd stops responding when esxcli commands are executed using PowerCLI Upgrading vCenter Server from 5.5 …

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ESXi host disconnected from vCenter Server & the ESXi localcli command

Today i experienced an ESXi host, version 6.0 U1a, being disconnected from vCenter Server. I did try to connect direct to the ESXI host using the ESXi host embedded client, the vSphere Client and SSH without any success. The last attempt was to use the IPMI connection and that screen showed me the following: That is …

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Heads Up! 3D graphics enabled on ESXi 6.0 U1 can cause PSOD

So this issues was brought to me by my former colleague Toni Lindberg meaning i have not seen this myself. However, i thought it was kind of critical so i wanted to share it with you. So Toni’s customer runs vSphere 6.0 U1 (upgraded from ESXi 6.0 GA with latest patches), Horizon View 6.1.1 and the …

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Heads up! LUNs attached to VMware vSphere 6.0 hosts may remain in APD Timeout state

28 July VMware released a knowledgeable article describing a problem with ESXi 6.0 and the All Path Down (APD). The problem is that a LUN that have experienced an APD state never exist the APD state and the LUN is not accessible from the ESXi host even though the connection between the ESXi host and the …

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Upgrade to vSphere ESXi 6 via command line

The other day i had to upgrade my lab ESXi mgmt server from version 5.5 to 6.0 host via the command prompt and it’s actually pretty straight forward. I took the following steps to perform the upgrade: Download the latest ESXi version from the VMware website Log on to the ESXi server using SSH Verify running ESXi version …

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vSphere 6.0 – Performance Best Practices Guide Released

This is just a very short blog post but i know that a lot of you have been waiting for the content/topic of this one. VMware recently released an updated version of their popular Performance Best Practices guide and this version addresses vSphere 6.0. You can download the pdf here and by doing so you …

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Upgrade to vSphere ESXi 6.0 via Nutanix PRISM

So one of the cool things with the Nutanix PRISM interface is that more and more software components can be managed from this single interface. I created a post a while back where i showed how we can easily upgrade the Nutanix Operating System and you can fint it here. This blog will be about …

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ESXi 6.0 Change Block Tracking patch released

Great news, yesterday 2015-05-14, VMware released the patch for the ESXi 6.0 Change Block Tracking (CBT) patch that affected all customers running ESXi 6.0 no matter if you upgraded to ESXi 6.0 or did a fresh install of ESXi 6.0. The patch will make it possible to backup your virtual machines (VMs) when CBT is turned …

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