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ESXi 6.5 upgrade bundle via command line: No Space Left On Device Error

I received few standalone ESXi 6.5 hosts for patching for branch office, I wanted to upgrade build number on server, As there was no option of VMWare update manager for standalone esxi. Here I upgraded them using offline bundle zip. These requires offline bundle zip to be be downloaded from url …

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VMware hot-extend was invoked with size is not supported: Virtual Machine HDD VMDK

Last day I received some critical tasks on production to increase Virtual Machine Hard disk VMDK size, on around 200 vms. For 99.99% I have my own VMWare PowerCLI scripts repository to automate my tasks to complete it before time. While running script I was getting errors, To further troubleshoot I …

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VMWare Web Client: Datastore browse files upload copy failed error

While uploading files on vcenter esxi datastores using vSphere web client I met with below failed error. And went with the VMware KB article provided in the error box.

vmware vsphere the operation filed for an undetermined reason. certificates, datastore file copy upload errorThe operation failed for an undetermined reason. Typically this problem occurs due to certificates that the browser does not tru…

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POWERCLI: VIRTUAL MACHINE STORAGE MIGRATE/SVMOTION AND DATASTORE PORT BINDING MULTIPATHING

VMWARE VCENTER STORAGE MIGRATE/SVMOTION VM AND PORT BINDING MULTIPATHING TESTING

POWERSHELL INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING MICROSOFT ISCSI TARGET SERVER

Warning: Windows iSCSI is not listed on VMWare HCL as Esxi iSCSI datastore. I am using it as a demo purpose.

In my previous blog I configured Microsoft iSCSI Target Server using GUI way, Here in this chapter I am utilizing Powershell to do the task. First command is to check the status of FS-iSC…

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MICROSOFT WINDOWS 2012 R2 ISCSI TARGET STORAGE SERVER FOR ESXI AND HYPERV

PART 5 : CONFIGURING STORAGE IN VMWARE WORKSTATION FOR OPTIMAL SPEED

In my Part 4 After showing how to configure simple VMware Workstation Networking, Its time to configure Storage for best speed. When I purchased my lab I knew that my lab won't work without good SSD as per my previous experiences. In my earlier machine I had 64 GB of SSD Disk and it got corrupt, aft…

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