Category: ESXi

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VxRail – Mellanox driver version 14.28.45.12 compatibility issue with Finisar SFP

I have VxRail cluster version 7.0.100-26719865 and recommended version is 7.0.202-27047874. However once I run update it got corrupted as node 1 never boot up…

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ESXi ESXCLI Firewall Commands

You can use the ESXi Shell or ESXCLI commands to configure ESXi at the command line to automate a firewall configuration. NOTE: You can only manage predefined ports. To…

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DO NOT clone ESXi boot devices!

Some of admins are keen to clone ESXi boot device in order to speed up the deployment. Please remember that this workflow is not at…

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How to Change the IP Address of an ESXi Host – vmk0 management network – NO DOWNTIME

NOTE: Although host should have connectivity via second NIC, should something happen to that NIC one will lose host and VMs, so proceed with caution….

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How to check if server is Virtual or Physical

It is very simple task. SSH to server and issue this command: If you see this output: Vendor: Dell Inc. It is Physical server. If…

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