Category: Virtualization

VMware PowerCLI – View Snapshots

You may use the following VMware PowerCLI cmdlets to view all of the snapshots managed by vCenter Server or more specifically a cluster. These are sample commands and further information and documentation may be found here. Get-VM | Get-Snapshot | Format-List Get-VM | Get-Snapshot | Format-List VM, Name, SizeGB, Created, Description Get-VM -Location “CLUSTER01” | Get-Snapshot…


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….


VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.0 – Installing the vSphere Update Manager Client

The following is a step by step guide for installing the vSphere Update Manager Client. On the vSphere Client navigate to Plug-ins > Manage Plug-ins…. On the Plug-in Manager dialog box click the blue Download and Install link to install the VMware vSphere Update Manager Extension. On the Open File – Security Warning dialog box…


VMware vCenter Server 6.0 – Installation and Configuration

The following is a step by step guide for installation VMware vCenter Server 6.0. This application is used for centralized management of your VMware vSphere infrastructure. Additionally, this is a lab environment. Therefore, the Platform Services Controller (PSC) will be installed on the same host as VMware vCenter Server and the installation will utilize an…


VMware ESXi 6.0 – Configuring Network Time Protocol

The following is a step by step guide on configuring Network Time Protocol (NTP) for a VMware ESXi 6.0 host. Using the VMware vSphere Client enter the authentication credentials for the root account and click Login. On the graphical user interface (GUI) of the VMware vSphere Client select Configuration. Under the Software Menu select Time…


VMware ESXi 6.0 – Configuring Name Resolution

The following is a step by step guide on configuring Domain Name System (DNS) resolution for a VMware ESXi 6.0 host. Using the VMware vSphere Client enter the IP address or hostname of the VMware ESXi 6.0 host and enter the authentication credentials for the root user account and click Login. In the Security Warning…