Creating (a better) vSphere 5 ESXi embedded USB Stick (HP)

In a previous post I blogged about creating a vanilla vSphere 5 ESXi USB drive using the VMware .iso file from VMware. This post shows how to create one using the HP version of vSphere ESXi (5.0_Oct_2011_ESXi_HD-USB-SDImgeInstlr_Z7550-00253.iso). Note: (You can use any vendor customized vSphere ESXi .iso file: VMware, Dell and IBM). The HP version comesContinue reading “Creating (a better) vSphere 5 ESXi embedded USB Stick (HP)”

Creating vSphere 5 ESXi embedded USB Stick

A very quick post on how to create an image that contains vSphere 5 ESXi Embedded with which you can use to quickly create USB sticks that have the ESXi hypervisor installed.  This is not the same as creating a bootable USB key that contains the installation files to install ESXi from the USB stick.Continue reading “Creating vSphere 5 ESXi embedded USB Stick”

VMware Tools RPM Installation with PXEBOOT and Kickstart

Purpose This article explains how to use the Operating System Specific Packages (OSPs) to install VMware Tools during the PXEBOOT and Kickstart of a Linux guest OS running on vSphere 4.1 and above. Background As of vSphere 4.1, the VMware Tools RPMs are no longer available on the CD image linux.iso. To install you mustContinue reading “VMware Tools RPM Installation with PXEBOOT and Kickstart”

Enabling VMXNET 3 for PXEBOOT and KICKSTART of RHEL Virtual Machines

Purpose This guide shows you how to create a new initrd.img with integration for the VMXNET3 driver to allow guest RHEL virtual machines equipped with the VMXNET 3 driver to Kickstart build RHEL using PXEBOOT. Background VMware’s VMXNET 3 network adapter supports PXE booting but RHEL 5 does not have a driver that supports networkContinue reading “Enabling VMXNET 3 for PXEBOOT and KICKSTART of RHEL Virtual Machines”

Uninstalling vCD agent on ESXi host

To unistall the vCD agent (vslad) on an ESXi host: Enable Remote Tech Support (SSH) in Configuration | Security Profile | Properties Log into the ESXi host using your favourite SSH client Navigate to /opt/vmware/uninstallers Now run the script named, or you could just do the below after logging into the ESXi host /opt/vmware/unistallers/ DisableContinue reading “Uninstalling vCD agent on ESXi host”