Category: VMware ESXi 6.0

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 PowerCLI – Power On a Virtual Machine

You may use the VMware PowerCLI cmdlet below to power on a VMware virtual machine. Start-VM -VM SERVER


VMware PowerCLI – Create a Snapshot

You may use the following VMware PowerCLI cmdlet to create a snapshot of a virtual machine (VM) in VMware. New-Snapshot -VM HOSTNAME -Name “<<>>” -Description “<<>>”


VMware PowerCLI – Exit VMware ESXi Host out of Maintenance Mode

You may use the following VMware PowerCLI script to exit a VMware ESXi host out of maintenance mode. <# .SYNOPSIS This script will exit a VMware ESXi host out of maintenance mode. .DESCRIPTION This script will exit a VMware ESXi host out of maintenance mode. .EXAMPLE Set-VMHost -VMhost HOST.DOMAIN.COM -State Connected. .AUTHOR Written by Noel…


VMware PowerCLI – Place VMware ESXi Host in Maintenance Mode

You may use the following VMware PowerCLI script to place a VMware ESXi host in maintenance mode. <# .SYNOPSIS This script will place a VMware ESXi host in maintenance mode. .DESCRIPTION This script will place a VMware ESXi host in maintenance mode. .EXAMPLE Set-VMHost -VMhost HOST.DOMAIN.COM -State Maintenance. .AUTHOR Written by Noel Enrique Alvarez on…


VMware ESXi 6.0 – Syslog Collector Configuration

VMware ESXi 6.0 hosts save their log files locally by default. However, you may configure the host to save their logs to a centralized server known as the Syslog Collector. Below are the steps to complete the configuration. Start the SSH service on the VMware ESXi 6.0 host. Enter the following command to configure the…


VMware ESXi 6.0 – Dump Collector Testing

The VMware ESXi Dump Collector is a centralized service that can receive and store memory dumps from VMware ESXi 6.0 hosts in the event that they crash unexpectedly. In order to use this feature you must first configure the VMware ESXi Dump Collector Service. Then, you must configure the VMware ESXi 6.0 host to redirect their memory…


VMware ESXi 6.0 – Dump Collector Configuration

The VMware ESXi Dump Collector is a centralized service that can receive and store memory dumps from VMware ESXi 6.0 hosts in the event that they crash unexpectedly. In order to use this feature you must first configure the VMware ESXi Dump Collector Service on VMware vCenter Server. Then, you use the commands below to configure the…


VMware vCenter Server 6.0 – Adding a Host to VMware vCenter Server cluster as a Scheduled Task

The following is a step by step guide for adding a VMware ESXi 6.0 host to a VMware vCenter Server cluster as a scheduled task. On the home screen of the VMware vSphere Web Client select Host and Clusters. Select a cluster, then navigate to the Manage tab and select Scheduled Tasks. Select Schedule a New Task…


VMware vCenter Server 6.0 – Creating a Host Profile

The following is a step by step guide for a creating a VMware ESXi 6.0 host profile. On the home screen of the VMware vSphere Web Client select Policies and Profiles. On the Policies and Profiles interface select Host Profiles. On the Host Profiles interface click the green plus sign to Extract profile from a…