Updating an ESXi Host with unsupported hardware

Follow the post below, but when creating the update query obtained from VMware ESXi Patch Tracker append –no-hardware-warning. https://knowledgegainedandshared.com/2017/05/13/easy-esxi-patch-updates/ In my case my query goes from esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-7.0b-16324942-standard \ -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e false -r httpClient To esxcli …

Upgrade ESXi 6.7 to ESXi 7.0

Upgrade your current version of ESXi 6.7. See https://knowledgegainedandshared.com/2017/05/13/easy-esxi-patch-updates/. You could also see the No Space left on the device error, I did. https://knowledgegainedandshared.com/2018/04/04/no-space-left-on-device-esxi-patching/ Reboot the server and follow the steps posted below, except using the ESXi 7 ISO. https://knowledgegainedandshared.com/2019/01/07/upgrade-esxi-6-5-to-6-7/ Verify any Unsupported Device Warnings are an issue. To determine what the hardware component do …

How to Add Local Storage to a XenServer

Log into XenServer via XenCenter Click on your Server and Select Storage Select New SR… For me I have a 12G RAID Controller backing my storage, so I select Hardware HBA Name Storage XenServer will probe for Storage   XenServer found both my Storage Arrays, and I chose the Array(s) I wish to use. We …

How to Install XenServer 7.0

Download Xen Server 7.2 Write the ISO to a USB Drive or Install with a DVD Drive.  I chose to use Rufus Boot the ISO Select a Keymap Accept the warning about your drive being overwritten. Accept the EULA Choose a drive to write the OS onto. Choose a drive for VM Storage.  I chose …

How to add a Content Library to vSphere

Log into your vSphere Web Client and click Menu – Content Library. Click the plus sign to add a new Content Library Add a Name and Location Select a Local Content Library if you wish to upload ISOs, OVAs, and other templates. Select your storage location, I use my local Freenas NFS Store. Click Finish …

How to Install vRealize Operations

First step is to obtain the vRealize Operations Manager Appliance and install it via your VMware server.  Once the Appliance is uploaded and the installation is complete you will see the below screen on your VM. Once you go to the URL you will find the Initial Setup screen. I chose new Installation and started …

How to Apply Updates to VCenter 6.0

Starting after Update 1 for VCenter 6.0 you are able to update your Vcenter from the Web Interface.  Unfortunately for me, I have pre-version one installed so I need to update via SSH. First step is login via SSH to your VCenter as the Root User using your SSO Administrator User and password Next you …