How to disable host only networking dhcp server on Linux hosts

Disabling the VMware DHCP Service on the Host Computer. It is easy enough to do this on Windows hosts, this article focuses on Linux hosts. Follow the steps shown below for your host operating system. Linux for Workstation 5.x and VMware Server 1.x Open the file /usr/lib/vmware/net-services.sh in a text editor. Locate the following sectionContinue reading “How to disable host only networking dhcp server on Linux hosts”

Checking the state of a running VM and killing the process if required

Occasionally you may want to check the state of a virtual machine, to check whether it is running or not. On the very few times that VMotion failed for one reason or another, a VM will fail to resume on the source host or start on the destination host. From the Service Console you canContinue reading “Checking the state of a running VM and killing the process if required”

Syncing ESX Server with an external time source

To sync your ESX Server with an external NTP server, do the following at the ESX Server console… Basically you can do the following (replace with the IP Address of an NTP Server.) Modify the /etc/ntp.conf file as follows:Under the “# — OUR TIMESERVERS —–“ section create two lines as follows:restrict mask 255.255.255.255 nomodify notrapContinue reading “Syncing ESX Server with an external time source”