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  • How to patch ESXi 5: Step 0 – Enabling SSH access to the VMware ESXi 5 host Yes, there is step 0 actually. How to do it? Simple: – Through vSphere client click on the VMware ESXi 5 server > Confiure > Security Profile (services) –  SSh > Options > Step 1 – Stage the […]

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  • 1. Download the OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-7.1.0-5304.VIB-ESX50i_A00.zip from the following location: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/555/DriverDetails/DriverFileFormats?DriverId=Y0WHR 2. Locate the OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-7.1.0-5304.VIB-ESX50i_A00.zip file that was downloaded. 3. Using WinSCP or similar, copy the VIB zip file over to the ESXi 5 host; for example, to the /tmp directory. 4. Install the VIB file by running one of the following commands: a. Using Putty, SSH […]

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  • How to patch ESXi 5: Step 0 – Enabling SSH access to the VMware ESXi 5 host Yes, there is step 0 actually. How to do it? Simple: – Through vSphere client click on the VMware ESXi 5 server > Confiure > Security Profile (services) –  SSh > Options > Step 1 – Stage the […]

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  • How to upgrade ESXi 5.x to the latest ESXi 5.5 Update 1? 1. Download the latest patch from https://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/findPatch.portal 2. Upload this file to the datastore visible by your ESXi host. 3. Put your host in maintenance mode (right click > enter maintenance mode) and connect via putty. Note that SSh must be enabled. (configuration > […]

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  • June 3, 2014 - rob

    VMware Fault Tolerance

    VCP 5 – Objective 5.2 – Plan and Implement VMware Fault Tolerance Identify VMware Fault Tolerance requirements What is FT?   While VMware HA allows for the restart of VMs in the event of a host failure there is still a small amount of downtime while the VM is being restarted.  The answer to this […]

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