Category : Virtualisation

Upgrade an ESXi 4.0 Host to 4.1 with the vihostupdate Utility

1. Check for a scratch partition in the Software Advanced Settings in the Configuration tab of the vSphere Client. If one doesn’t exist configure one and reboot the host before proceeding with the upgrade. (See here for more info) 2. Download and install the VMware vSphere command line interface. (vSphere CLI) 3. Download the upgrade-from-ESXi4.0-to-4.1.0-0.0.build#-release.zip

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Powerchute Network Shutdown – ESXi/vMA install

Powerchute Network Shutdown version 3.0.0 software for ESXi is now free when you purchase a network shutdown management card from the APC website. 1. Download VMA (vSphere Management Assistant) 1. Highlight VM Host> File> Deploy OVF Template> Browse to VMA Folder and Select the OVF> Next> Accept Licence> Next> Keep Default Disk Configuration> Next> Finish

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ESX upgrade guide using putty

01:On a Windows box, download the patch bundle directly from VMware. This will be .zip file. 02:On a Windows box with the vSphere client installed, download and install FastSCP. Create a folder called updates in the var file and copy the upgrade files into the Updates on the ESX host. 03::Obtain local console access, or

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vMA

vMA or virtual management assistant provides a way to manage a ESX(i) host or vCenter server through the command line. Remote commands are vicfg rather than esxcfg like on a local ESX host. Using vicfg allows you to manage ESXi hosts through the command line as direct console access is not available like on ESX.

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