Category: VMware ESXi 5.5

Microsoft Windows PowerShell – Get Host Architecture

You may use the following Microsoft Windows PowerShell script below to get the architecture, physical or virtual, of a Windows host on a network. <#.SYNOPSISThis script will provide the architure (physical of virtual) of a host..DESCRIPTIONThis script will provide the architure (physical of virtual) of a host..EXAMPLEsysteminfo /s $HOSTNAME | findstr /c:”Model:” /c:”Host Name”.AUTHORWritten by…


VMware ESXi 5.5 – Scripted Installation

The script below is a sample script that may be used to automate the installation of VMware ESXi 5.5. For more information click here. # # Sample scripted installation file # # Accept the VMware End User License Agreement vmaccepteula # Set the root password for the DCUI and Tech Support Mode rootpw mypassword #…


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…


VMware ESXi 5 – iSCSI Configuration

You may use the following method to connect your VMware ESXi 5.x host to an iSCSI SAN. Please keep in mind that this post assumes you have configured the SAN to allow the VMware host access to the appropriate LUN(s). After logging into the vSphere Client navigate to Configuration > Networking then click Add Networking…. Under Connection Types…