Tag Archives: ESXi

VMware Auto Deploy 6.x Guide

Originally posted on ESXsi:
What is Auto Deploy? VMware Auto Deploy works with Host Profiles to provision and customise your ESXi estate. When a host is deployed using Auto Deploy the state information is loaded to memory upon boot, the state is not permanently stored on the physical host by default. In theory this means…

VMware Update Manager 6.5 Install Guide

VMware Update Manager provides centralised patch and version management for ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and virtual appliances. Update Manager can be used to upgrade and patch ESXi hosts, install and update third-party software on hosts, upgrade virtual machine hardware, VMware Tools, and virtual appliances. This guide will cover the installation of VMware Update Manager 6.5 […]

Configuring a vSphere Cluster

Following on from the VMware ESXi 6.x Install Guide and the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Install Guide, this post gives an overview on vSphere clusters and how to create a DRS and HA enabled cluster. By leveraging shared storage resources such as SAN, NAS, and DAS, vCenter Server can provide high availability and resource management […]

VMware ESXi 6.x Install Guide

This guide has been validated for the installation of both ESXi 6.0 and ESXi 6.5. VMware ESXi is a bare-metal hypervisor deployed as a stateful or stateless install. ESXi optimises the use of a physical servers resources to be logically shared out for virtual machines. By virtualising compute we can benefit from a smaller datacentre […]

Configuring Nimble Storage

Once your Nimble storage array is setup and zoned with the appropriate servers, you can start presenting volumes. The first step is to create an initiator group; a volume or LUN is mapped to an initiator group which contains the initiator World Wide Port Names (WWPN). Open a browser and navigate to the IP address […]

VMware Auto Deploy 6.x Guide

What is Auto Deploy? VMware Auto Deploy works with Host Profiles to provision and customise your ESXi estate. When a host is deployed using Auto Deploy the state information is loaded to memory upon boot, the state is not permanently stored on the physical host by default. In theory this means there is no requirement […]

Troubleshooting with ESXTOP

This post will take a look over some of the useful commands for troubleshooting performance using ESXTOP. To access esxtop open a connection to your host using the ESXi shell. This can be done with an SSH client, such as putty, using port 22 and your root login details. For more information on enabling and […]