Month: April 2015

VMware Workstation 11 – Accessing the BIOS

You may add the following line to the virtual machine’s configuration file (.vmx) to provide a (5) second delay from the initial post screen to enter the virtual machines BIOS settings.   bios.bootDelay = “5000”   Enjoy!


Cisco – Port Security

You may use the following method to configure port security on a Cisco switch. Additionally, this configuration will not use the switchport port-security violation {protect | restrict | shutdown} command in order to accept the default action of shutdown. 1. Verify the existing configuration, if any, exists on the switch port.     2. Navigate…


VMware ESXi 5.5 – Domain Name System (DNS) and Routing Configuration

You may use the following method to configure the Domain Name System (DNS) server(s) for a VMware ESXi 5.5 host. 1. Connect to the VMware ESXi host using the VMware vSphere Client.                             2. In the VMware vSphere Client 5.5 navigate to Configuration >…


VMware ESXi 5.5 – Network Time Protocol (NTP) Configuration

You may use the following method to configure the Network Time Protocol (NTP) on a VMware ESXi 5.5 host. 1. Connect to the VMware ESXi 5.5 host using the VMware vSphere Client 5.5.                             2. In the VMware vSphere Client 5.5 navigate…


VMware ESXi 5.5 – Management Network Configuration

You may use the following method to configure the management network on a VMware ESXi 5.5 host.   1. On the VMware Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) press F2. 2. In the Authentication Required dialog box enter the root password then hit enter.             3. On the System Customization screen…


VMware ESXi 5.5 – Interactive Installation

You may use the following method to perform an interactive installation and configuration of a VMware ESXi 5.5 host. 1. On the ESXi-5.5.0-20140902001-standard Boot Menu page select ESXi-5.5.0-20140902001-standard Installer.                 2. In the Welcome to the VMware ESXi 5.5.0 Installation dialog box hit Enter to continue.             3….


VMware ESXi 5.5 – Interactive Installation and Configuration Checklist

VMware ESXi 5.5 Installation 1. Verify that the host server’s BIOS hardware clock is configure to use UTC±0. 2. Select the correct disk to install VMware ESXi 5.5. 3. Select a keyboard layout. 4. Enter a password for the VMware ESXi root account. 5. Remove bootable media upon the completion of the installation.   Management Network…