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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