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VMware vCenter 6/6.5: Creating Host Profiles

This post describes how to perform the basic task of creating a host profile.
Description of Hos Profiles:

VMware Host Profiles are available through VMware vCenter Server and enable you to establish standard configurations for VMware ESXi hosts and to automate compliance to these configurations, simplifying operational management of large-scale environments and reducing errors caused by mis-configurations.

Prerequisites:

  1. You need to have a vSphere installation
  2. You need to have admin rights
  3. You need a configured ESXi host that acts as the reference model

Steps:

  1. In vCenter Navigate to the Host profiles view
  2. Click the Extract profile from a host icon
  3. Select the host that will act as the reference model host and click Next
  4. Enter the name and  a description for the new profile and click Next
  5. Review the summary information for the new profile and click Finish
  6. The new profile will appear in the profile list

Video:

Done!

VMware vSphere 6.5 Nested Virtualization – Create and Install ESXi 6.5

With vSphere 6.5 and nested ESXi 6.5 hosts I enable myself to get hands on with vSphere advanced features with vCenter without having the physical hardware in my home lab. The advantages to this setup allows me to test out new VMware features or simulate issue that could happen in production.

The term “nested virtualization” is used to describe a hypervisor running under another hypervisor. In this case, I will be installing ESXi 6.5 inside a virtual machine hosted on a physical ESXi 6.5 host.

Requirements:

  • Physical ESXi Host (ESXi 6 – 6.5 – )
  • Physical hardware supporting either Intel EPT or AMD RVI

Steps to setup ESXi 6.5 virtual machine guest:

Log into vCenter or ESXi host with a user with admin credentials. In my case I am using the vSphere web client. *spoiler alert* no more C# (Thick) client for vCenter. However it still works with the ESXi 6.5 hosts.

Switch to the “VMs and Templates” view. Right click a folder and select New Virtual Machine > New Virtual Machine…

Choosing “Custom” configuration select type Other for OS family, doing the same for Guest OS version. *note* Ensure you are choosing 64-bit (Other 64-bit)

Once at the configuration hardware screen; Make a few modifications to the default values.

VM Guest Configuration Settings:

  • Define the CPU to a minimum of 2 or more. This includes cores.
  • Define memory to a minimum of 6GB RAM
  • Define Disk to 2 GB (Thin Disk)
  • Change network adapter type to VMXNET 3
  • Add an addition network adapter (also VMXNET 3)

Additional Configuration Step: Enabling support for 64-bit nested vms

Locate the and expand the CPU properties page and tick the check box next to “Expose hardware assisted virtualization to the guest OS”. This setting will allow you to 64-bit vms inside nested ESXi hosts. Read more about this feature here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardware-assisted_virtualization

Click next and exit configuration

At this point you are ready to install ESXi 6 – 6.5 as a Guest VM.

I leave you with this video of the full process. Thanks for visiting and I hope this helps any of you looking to do the same.

 

Originally posted on my LinkedIn Page:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/vmware-vsphere-65-nested-virtualization-create-install-jermal-smith

Extra Gum: The Story of Sarah & Juan

Wow, I am impressed with this marketing. Such a story, unwrapped round s stick of gum.
Watch this story of A girl. A guy. And a stick of gum. So impressive, and touching that I wanted to share it here.

http://www.extragum.com/

Adventures in Dieting: Prologue

My friend is back… back to embark on a new journey.

As always with all my fiends, I am here to support them from start to finish.

To help me gain some followers and show support. I have shard his YouTube page and this video here on my blog, because health and fitness is something which I have become very passionate about over the last 12 months of my life.

Here is wishing Jason the best and a successful journey into a wonderful lifestyle

 

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What is Sway

What is Sway?

That was the question I had asked this morning when I logged into my Office 365 account.

Sway is a free app from Microsoft Office. It lets you create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, newsletters, vacation memories, school and work projects, and more. In this video, you’ll see an example of getting started creating your first Sway!

 

 

 

Cool, lets give it a try

Family Time: I Am A Promise

My little guy sings one of his favorite songs and has asked me to put it on YouTube.

Lyrics:

I Am A Promise
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By William and Gloria Gaither

Verse 1
I am a promise, I am a possibility
I am a promise with a capital “P,”
I am a great big bundle of potentiality
And I am learning to hear God’s voice,
And I am trying to make the right choice
I’m a promise to be anything God wants me to be.

Choir
I am a promise, I am a possibility
I am a promise with a capital “P,”
I am a great big bundle of potentiality
And I am learning to hear God’s voice,
And I am trying to make the right choice
I’m a promise to be anything God wants me to be.

Verse 2
I can go anywhere that He wants me to go
I can be anything that He wants me to be
I can climb the high mountains
I can cross the wide sea
I’m a great big promise you see!

Choir
I am a promise, I am a possibility
I am a promise with a capital “P,”
I am a great big bundle of potentiality
And I am learning to hear God’s voice,
And I am trying to make the right choice
I’m a promise to be anything God wants me to be.

And then his sister joins for a second go at it

124-Year-Old Patent Reveals The Right Way To Use Toilet Paper

“My invention… consists in a toll of wrapping paper with perforations on the line of the division between on sheet and the next, so as to be easily torn apart, such roll of wrapping paper forming a new article of manufacture.”

For once I can prove to my wife that I am right.

The patent by New York businessman Seth Wheeler illustrates the proper position of the toilet paper roll.

 

A big thanks to Owen Williams shared the discovery Monday on Twitter and assisting me in winning my first debate with my wife.

TRANSFORMOGRAPHAGIZERS

For “Oreo Bot” – The spine song will forever be sung. Remember the spine song.

 

A lioness open an unlocked car door

Let me in

As you can see, she doesn’t only come out at night!

At an safari in South Africa a lioness used her teeth to open an unlocked car door. As you can tell from the video the family was completely caught off guard by the event.

“Lock the door! Oh my gosh! I didn’t know they could do that,” one of the ladies screams out. As the woman in the backseat quickly closes and locks the door.

See for yourself.

Blind Trust Project

Taking place in downtown Toronto. A Man who happens to be Muslim with arms outstretched, stands next to signs reading “I am a Muslim. I am labelled as a terrorist” and “I trust you. Do you trust me? Give me a hug.”

Video credit: Asoomii Jay