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vSphere 6.7 Configuration Maximums ESXi 6.7

VMware has updated some of the previous ESXi 6.5 maximums in the release of ESXi 6.7. Most of the usual CPU and memory specifications have stayed the same, but other changes are listed below. For Example: Fault Tolerant VMs get another upgrade and can be now bumped to 8 vCPUs. Virtual Machine Maximums 6.5 6.7 […]

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Tech Short: Enable SNMP on ESXi 6

Now that you are on or you have just started using VMware ESXi 6 and would like to do some monitoring via SNMP here is a way to enable this and set the community string in the process. By default, remote clients are prevented from accessing services on host, unless configured to start automatically. While […]

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Quest to automate snapshots in ESXi

I am looking for a way to run a instance and have it revert back to its snapshot every 24 hours. I started toying around with the idea to use the vim-cmd features however there doesn’t seem to be a way to set a task for this. So far here are the steps I used […]

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Get the 3ware 9650SE working with ESXi 5.x

At the office we recently built two white box, built it yourself servers (lego’s). I called them Lego’s due to the fact they are build your own types and not OEM. For each of these powerhouse systems we got 3ware 9650SE RAID controllers (3ware 9650SE-4LPML PCI Express Lanes: 4 SATA II Controller Card RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, […]

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Goodbye Configuration Issues Warning

So you are running VMware ESXi 5 and enabled remote and local shell access. What you have found by doing this is a nice warning screen like the screenshot below waiting for you each and every time you are logged in. Getting rid of this is simple. Go to your host, click the configuration tab, […]