Month: April 2016

Dell – Get Service Tag

You may use the command below, from Microsoft Windows Powershell or command prompt, to retrieve the service tag of a Dell device. wmic bios get serialnumber


VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.0 – Remediating a VMware ESXi 6.0 Host

The following is a step by step guide for remediating (i.e. patching) a VMware ESXi 6.0 host. On the home page of the VMware vSphere Client select Hosts and Clusters. Select a VMware ESXi 6.0 host from the inventory tree on the left. Select the Update Manager tab on the VMware vSphere Client. Click Remidiate……


VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.0 – Staging Patches

The following is a step by step guide for staging patches to VMware ESXi 6.0 hosts. This is a useful feature if your VMware ESXi 6.0 hosts are located across lethargic¬†wide area network (WAN) links. On the VMware vSphere Client home page select Hosts and Clusters. From the inventory list select a VMware ESXi 6.0…


VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.0 – Scanning a VMware ESXi 6.0 Host

The follow is a step by step guide for performing a VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.0 scan on a VMware ESXi 6.0 host. On the home page of the VMware vSphere Web Client select the Hosts and Clusters view. On the inventory tree select the VMware ESXi 6.0 host you would like to scan. On…


VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.0 – Attaching a Baseline to a VMware ESXi Host

The following is a step by step guide for attaching a vSphere Update Manager 6.0 baseline to a VMware ESXi 6.0 host. On the VMware vSphere Web Client home page select Hosts and Clusters. On the inventory tree select the VMware ESXi 6.0 host you would like to attach the baseline to. On the content…


VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.0 – Create a Dynamic Baseline

The following is a step by step guide for creating¬†VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.0 dynamic baseline. A dynamic baseline is updated dynamically and may be used to verify that your vSphere infrastructure is up to date or out or date, regarding patches. On the vSphere Client home page under Solutions and Applications click Update Manager….