Category: VMWare

Patching ESXi

SSH to your host, grab the version – esxcli system version get Download the latest patch and upload to the datastore. Find the profile list – esxcli software sources profile list –depot /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/patches/ESXi600-201711001.zip (change path as appropriate) Assuming your profile list shows (this is an example) – Name Vendor Acceptance Level ——————————– ———— —————- ESXi-6.0.0-20171101001s-standard…


Thin provision VM and thin provisions Equallogic LUN – Reclaim the space

I have been monitoring a growing thin provisioned LUN for some time trying to find the cause of the growth and why we never see the LUN reduce in size. I have been running some Veeam jobs for replication and noticed that when I changed the destination datastore for these replicated machines to the thin…


Installing VMWare tools on FreeBSD 10.1

Here are my instructions for ESXI5.5 and VM Version vmx-10 I tried instructions on http://ogris.de/vmware/freebsd10.html but it choked on line 9 with an error. I assume this was instructions for 10.0 only. When manually trying to install them it failed because it could not find perl. I basically changed every reference to perl and then it…