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VMWare ESXi ESXCLI Commands to Update Host DNS Servers

Problem You have a requirement to change the DNS server IP addresses on a VMWare ESXi host. However, because Adobe Flash Player is no longer available and the option is not in the newer HTML5 version, you have to make the changes using an SSH connection to your VMWare host. Resolution Connect to your VMWare …

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How to Fix a Nutanix CVM Stuck in Maintenance Mode

If you are using a Nutanix Hyperconvergence solution in your infrastructure environment, then you may have come across a problem where the Nutanix CVM gets stuck in Maintenance Mode. Fixing this issue is very simple, but you will need the following information before starting the fix: Prerequisites PuTTy or other SSH client Nutanix Cluster administrator …

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VMWare vCenter Appliance stuck at localhost login screen

If you reboot your VMWare vCenter Appliance, you may get into a situation where it reboots into the localhost login screen instead of the more familiar black and yellow/blue two tone layout with the management IP addresses shown like below: The first thing to do is not to panic. I have seen people get very …

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Check for Thick Provisioned Disk Space in VMWare

If you want to run a check against your VMWare infrastructure for virtual machines that have thick provisioned disks, you can use VMWare PowerCLI to do this quickly and easily. Our step by step guide below will show you what you need to do to bring back the results that you need. Check for Thick …

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vSphere Web Client – Export Virtual Machine Information

If you are using VMWare version 6 or above and want a full export list of all your machines on it, then you can quickly and easily export all this information using the web interface. Instructions Login to your VMWare Web Client and then click into Hosts and Clusters: Then click on the VMs tab …

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VMWare ESXi 5.5 – Adding RealTek and Atheros Network Card Drivers – Version 2.0

This is a re-post of an old post from just over a year ago, however some of the links have been updated and the versions updated so you should now use this post if you are having any trouble with the old one. We have been trying to setup a new virtual host using VMWare …