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VSphere Mac-Address Change?

Change VSphere ESXi Mac-Address Want to change Mac-Address in VSphere ESXi? If yes, below are the easy steps provided to change the Mac-Address. Login to VSphere ESXi Ensure that the Virtual Machine is powered off before you attempt to change the Mac-Address Right Click the

How to export and import OVF from VSphere ESXi?

How to export and import OVF from VSphere ESXi? Many of us has come across Exporting of Virtual Machines to a Server/Local Disk or Importing of Virtual Machines from a Server/Local Disk/ Datastore (Datastore will be covered in the next post). We will discuss the

vCenter 5.1 Timed waiting for vpxa to start

vCenter 5.1 Timed waiting for vpxa to start Recently, i installed vCenter 5.1 in Lab and tried to connect ESXi host with vCenter but got an error “A general system error occurred. Timed waiting for vpxa to start.” I restarted Network Management Agents and re-initiated the host

Installing VMWare ESXi 5.X on bare metal

Install Vmware ESXI on bare metal VMware ESXi is a bare metal hyper-visor from VMware . ESXi is a software which has to be installed onto physical servers and on top of ESXi, Virtual Machines are installed/configured. Before installing ESXi, you need to follow the compatibility matrix

Enable SSH on Vsphere ESXi?

Enable SSH on Vsphere ESXi If you are trying to access Vsphere ESXi via SSH and the SSH is not working, verify the following thing in order to enable SSH. Verify if SSH is enabled on Vsphere ESXi (using Console) Launch Vsphere ESXi Console Press

Virtual Machine VMware Tools Not Running (Not Installed)

Virtual Machine VMware Tools Not Running (Not Installed) When you are trying to upgrade VMware Tools, you might encounter an issue Vmware Tools Not Running (Not Installed). If you are encountering the above issue, follow the below procedure which will help you to resolve the

CD/DVD Drive1 (Connecting…) VMWare Console

CD/DVD Drive1 (Connecting…) VMWare Console Recently i was trying to mount ISO file from local disk to VM Console using CD/DVD Drive and it got stuck saying Connecting but it never got connected. Even i tried closing the console and re-opened it but all in

Upgrading VMware ESXi from 5.X to 6.X

Upgrading VMware ESXi from 5.X to 6.X Upgrading VMware ESXi from 5.X version to 6.X version is an easy task. You can upgrade it using CD/DVD drive or USB flash drive. In our last post, we installed VMware ESXi ( in case if you have


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