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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

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Installing VMware VCenter 5.0 Steps by Steps

Installing VMware VCenter 5.0 Steps by Steps Installing VMware VCenter 5.0 is quite easy and it can be installed on Windows Server. To install, follow the below steps. Ensure that your Windows Server has joined a Domain where you will be installing VMware VCenter 5.0.

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What files make up a Virtual Machine?

What files make up a Virtual Machine? We do work on Virtual Machines on day-to-day basis and now it’s time to know the file types used by Virtual Machines. .vmx is Virtual Machine’s Configuration .vmsn is Virtual Machine’s running configuration Snapshot taken .log is Virtual Machine’s log files which

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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 (https://www.uccollabing.com/2016/05/27/installing-vmware-esxi-on-bare-metal/) in case if you have

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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

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Deploy OVF from Datastore

Deploy OVF from VMware ESXi Datastore If you have followed my last post, by now you must be aware on how to Import OVF file from our Local System/Server or how to Export OVF file to our Local System/Server. If you would like to Deploy

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Adding ESXi Host to VMware vCenter

Adding ESXi Host to VMware vCenter vCenter Server is installed on a Windows Server or a Linux Server which is a Centralized Management Application that helps to manage ESXi  host and  Virtual Machines centrally at one place. You don’t have to login to different ESXi Host to

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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

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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

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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