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VMware Introduces Beta Version of the New Host Client

VMware, a Broadcom company, announced the beta launch of the revamped VMware Host Client. This release is available exclusively to members of the vSphere Beta…

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How to upgrade to ESXi 8.0 in easy three ways

Now that ESXi 8.0 is available for download, many people may be considering upgrading their ESXi 7.0 servers to the latest version. In this article,…

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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) – UPDATED!

HERE IS AN UPDATE: Archived! Please read the update above! VMware is providing a free license for their Hypervisor product and you can get one…

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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.zip Build: 19482537 Download Size: 586.8 MB…

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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 hosts Log with root account Run the command lines shown below to…

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