Virtualisation

ESXi 5.x: Registering / unregistering VMs from the CLI in one go.

Registering I theory, this can be done without the CSV, using this command: vim-cmd solo/registervm /vmfs/volumes/……MY_VM.vmx MACHINE_NAME cat /etc/vmware/hostd/pools.xml | grep “YOUR-RESOURCE-POOL-NAME” -A1 | grep “[objID]” | sed ‘s///;s///g’ | sed -e ‘s/^[[:blank:]]*//;s/[[:blank:]]*$//’ vmware-vim-cmd solo/registervm /vmfs/volumes/olga-local-SAS.Storage/UCSB-GAUCHOS/UCSB-GAUCHOS.vmx UCSB-GAUCHOS cat /etc/vmware/hostd/pools.xml |…

ESXi 5.5: Adding unsupported drivers (Intel 82579LM)

How to install drivers that are not on VMWare’s HCL. This example is for the Intel 82579LM NIC, found on the SuperMicro X9SCM motherboard. Download tgz from: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27246203/E1001E.tgz Download “ESXi5 Community Packaging Tools” from: http://esxi-customizer.googlecode.com/files/ESXi5-CPT-v2.2.exe (Latest version link from here) Install ESXi5-CPT-v2.2.exe Launch…

VMWare ESXi 5.0: Virtual Machine shutdown process stuck at 95%

Reference: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1014165Basic steps: Open a console session where the esxcli tool is available, either in the ESXi Shell, the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA), or the location where the vSphere Command-Line Interface (vCLI) is installed. Get a list of running virtual machines, identified by…