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Licensing a standalone ESXi hostTo license a standalone ESXi 5.x (vSphere Hypervisor):Log in to the ESXi host using vSphere Client.Click the Configuration tab.Click Licensed Features under Software.Click Edit under Licensed Features.Select Assign a new license key to this host.Press Enter and enter the License Key.Click OK.Ta-da! I know it's not rocket science, but it might… Continue reading Licensing an ESXi 5.5 host
After trying to restore a vmware guest and trying to power it on it sorta froze and the usual right click, power off vm was not working. This is how I fixed it:Using the ESXi 5.x esxcli command to power off a virtual machineThe esxcli command can be used locally or remotely to power off… Continue reading Powering off a virtual machine on an ESXi host
Add configuration options in the virtual machine's .vmx file:Open the virtual machine's configuration file (/vmfs/volumes/datastore_name/vm_name/vm_name.vmx) using a text editor.Set these options to zero. If the entries do not exist, add them.Note: 0 = disabled, 1 = enabled.tools.syncTime = "0"time.synchronize.continue = "0"time.synchronize.restore = "0"time.synchronize.resume.disk = "0"time.synchronize.shrink = "0"time.synchronize.tools.startup = "0"time.synchronize.tools.enable = "0"time.synchronize.resume.host = "0"Note: In GSX,… Continue reading VMWare: Disabling Time Synchronization
After unsuccessfully trying to install/update the VMWare tools on a Server 2003 host I decided to manually download and install the files. This is where I got it:https://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/latest/index.html Note that after unpacking the downloaded tools that you should replace the "CDROM" location with the location of the unpacked VMWare tools path.To uninstall and reinstall VMware Tools:Right-click… Continue reading VMWare tools – Installation from VSphere Client failed
Linux users will be pleased to discover that VMware Converter is now available on Linux free of charge. As a user of VMware products this makes me very happy, meaning I do not have to be booting the Windows machine just to use VMware Converter. For those not aware of what Converter can do, it… Continue reading VMware Converter installation on Ubuntu Linux
You can register a virtual machine in vCenter Server/VirtualCenter or from a command line. To register a virtual machine in vCenter Server:Open the vSphere/VMware Infrastructure (VI) Client and log in with appropriate credentials.If connecting to vCenter Server, click on the desired host.Click the Configuration tab.Click Storage.Right-click on the appropriate datastore and click Browse Datastore.Navigate to the folder named after the virtual… Continue reading Registering or adding a virtual machine to the inventory on an ESX/ESXi host