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 …

No Space Left on Device – ESXi Patching

Encountered a new error that I have not seen before working with ESXi 6.5.  I was upgrading from the base VMUG ESXi 6.5 image to the latest patched and received the following error [InstallationError] [Errno 28] No space left on device vibs = VMware_locker_tools-light_6.5.0-1.33.7273056 Please refer to the log file for more details. The datastore …

Cheap 10gbe Network Adapter for Synology DS3018xs

In preparation for working with Boot from SAN and other high network requirement work with my Synology, I looked into getting a 10gbe adapter.  Unfortunately, the Synology Branded 10gbe Adapters are extremely expensive. I was lucky enough to have a Mellanox ConnectX-2 Card kicking around.   These single port 10gbe cards can be found on eBay …

Windows 2016 Storage Spaces Testing

Setup is rather simple for Storage Spaces on 2016, with clicking on File and Storage Services and then Storage Pools From there you will see that Primordial Pool and on the bottom right the Physical Disks available for use. From there click Tasks and New Storage Pool Name your Pool Select the drives you wish …

How to Create a VM Network in XenServer

Select your XenServer and select Networking Click Add Network For me I want to create a Network that can access the internet, so I select External Network Name the Network Select the NIC you wish to use. You will see the new network show up in the Server Networks view

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 …

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