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Friday, May 31, 2013

Confusing among vSphere, ESXi and vCenter


Unable to add host ESXi version 5.1 from vCenter version 5.0 and it got error said "Time waiting for vpxa to start".
Have to upgrade the vCenter from version 5.0 to 5.1 to fix the issue.

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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Upgrade ESXi 5.0.0 build 441354 to 768111

Upload the file to datastore1 by using the vSphere Client.
Logon the ESXi server by using PuTTY and run the following command:

esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/

Reboot the ESXi by right click on its icon through vSphere Client.
The upgrade will be finish after the rebooting.

Q1:Putty is unable to connect ESXi, why?
A1:Have to enable the SSH service on ESXi server by doing the following steps:
Logon to ESXi server through vSphere Client. Click on the server -> Click on TAB: Configuration -> Click on "Security Profile" under Software session -> Click on "Properties" under Service session -> highlight the SSH Label -> Click on Options.. button -> Click Start button.
Q2: Module Device PowerOn power on failed. Unable to create virtual SCSI device for scsi0:0
Using Putty to convert and clone the vmdk file.
# vmkfstools -d thin -i “/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/source/source.vmdk” “/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/source/target.vmdk”

Q3:How to boot virtual machine from Windows 8 Pro ISO for the installation.

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