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ESXi upgrade from 6.7 to 7.0 failed on libupgradepsadeviceconfig.so

I come across this strange issue that upgrades for ESXi 6.7 to 7.0 is failing on a few hosts with PSOD and the error being…

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How to deploy ESXi 8.0 using Vmware Workstation!

Today we will deploy ESXI 8.0 IA using VMware Workstation PRO 16. Please remember this is Initial Avalibity, not General Avalitbity, hence do not use…

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FREE license for vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi 6.x & 7.x)

VMware is providing a free license for their Hypervisor product and you can get one also. All you need to do is create a free…

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ESXi: Error returned by expat parser: not well-formed (invalid token) while parsing serialized value

Yesterday I was surprised by this error. It occurred after planning powered off of ESXi hosts due to building maintenance. Hosts were put in Maintenance…

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ESXi 7.0 Update 3d has been released

Yesterday VMware released a new update ESXi 7.0 Update 3d ISO Build 19482537. The update has severity CRITICAL! Download Filename:VMware-ESXi-7.0U3d-19482537-depot.zipBuild:19482537Download Size:586.8 MBmd5sum:22fca2ef1dc38f490d1635926a86eb02sha256checksum:2ef5b43b4e9d64a9f48c7ea0ee8561f7619c9ab54e874974b7f0165607a2355aHost Reboot Required:YesVirtual Machine Migration or…

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How to update firmware remotely using the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) web interface

Lately I receive a quite few questions about how to update iDrac. Hence I decide to make this article. This article will show you how…

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How to encrypt an existing Virtual Machine or Virtual Disk

Prerequisites: vCenter server must be configured and connected with the KMS server.  Please refer to this article: How to connect vCenter with external KMS ESXi…

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How to find iDrac IP Address from VMware ESXi

Solution was tested on both DELL and Cisco UCS boxes. SSH to ESXi hostsLog with root accountRun the command lines shown below to get the…

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VMware vCenter Server 7.0 Update 2c, VMware ESXi 7.0 Update 2c – overview.

Discontinuation of Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 in a future major vSphere release: VMware intends in a future major vSphere release to discontinue support of TPM…

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Cannot copy files to host data.host. Check the management service status, network connectivity with vCenter and disk space on the host.

Oh boy, oh boy, what a bumpy ride I had with upgrading my vSphere environment form 6.5 version to 7.0.2. First I had issue with…

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