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Using vim-cmd to remedy a bsod

Here’s a great tutorial for vim-cmd if you haven’t had experience with it before by my friend, Steve Jin: www.doublecloud.org/2013/11/vmware-esxi-vim-cmd-command-a-quick-tutorial/ This is a real-world situation I got myself into when I tried connecting to my client VM and found a BSOD … Continue reading

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ESX 6.0 – The operation is not allowed in the current connection state of the host.

UPDATE: The things in the posting did NOT work. According to IBM’s website, the fix is by removing a package: esxcli software vib remove -n intel-cdmv2-provider — I got this message when trying to power on a vm, trying to … Continue reading

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Converting a VMware Fusion VM to ESXi

One of the easiest ways to get a VMware Fusion VM up to ESXi is to use the Upload to server option If your VM was installed in more seamless mode though, after getting your VM up and running in … Continue reading

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Why are my VM’s custom attributes not backed up? Work around with PowerCLI

This posting is for those that might want to backup a VM on one vCenter and restore it in another vCenter, but seeing that the custom attributes are not copied over. For now, this is a workaround. Moving forward, VMware … Continue reading

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How to fix networking after cloning an Ubuntu 8 VM

Stolen from: http://weblog.jamisbuck.org/2008/8/15/cloning-ubuntu-hardy-image-in-vmware-fusion * “sudo hostname blah”, to set the hostname. This doesn’t change it permanently, so you’ll also want to: * “sudo vim /etc/hostname”. Change the contents of the file to the hostname you want. Then: * “sudo vim … Continue reading

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HOWTO set debug logging for QLogic

esxcfg-module –s “extended_error_logging=2” <qladriver> http://communities.vmware.com/message/782916 modinfo /usr/lib/vmware/vmkmod/qla4022.o

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HOW TO register all VMs through command line

find /vmfs/volumes/ -name ‘*.vmx’ -exec vmware-cmd -s register {} \;

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ESX 3.x – HOW TO enable hostd debug logging

<log> <directory>/var/log/vmware/</directory> <name>hostd</name> <outputToConsole>false</outputToConsole> <level>info</level> <maxFileSize>5242880</maxFileSize> <maxFileNum>5</maxFileNum> </log>

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HOWTO set ESX advanced settings through commandline

esxcfg-advcfg –set 5 /Mem/VMOverheadGrowthLimit /proc/vmware/config/Mem/VMOverheadGrowthLimit

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HOW TO enable verbose logging on ESX

/proc/vmware/config/Misc/ProcVerbose

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