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Top Best Methods to Update VMTools

VMTools are very necessary for Guest OS functionality, so they always needed to be updated. We have seen updating vmtools resolves many performance issues with regards to the Virtual Machine....

How to Change the Default Pathing Policy of an ESXi Host with PowerCLI Script?

Below is the PowerCLI scipt to change the multipathing policy for an ESXi Host.   NOTE: Please try testing this script first in a test environment before trying in Production. We...

How to Lower down EVC mode from Ivy to Sandybridge for an ESXi Cluster?

EVC is Enhanced vMotion Compatibility feature which works with family of processors in a single group for same CPU Manufacturer, which allows virtual machines (VMs) to move between ESX/ESXi hosts on different CPUs. After...

How to analyze various Logfiles in ESXi 6.7 via Web client?

ESXi logs are the only way for any troubleshooting related to VM, ESXi, Storage and almost all issues in VMware Infratructure. There are multiple log files that are created under...

Understanding CPU Terminology in VMware vSphere

You can add, change, or configure CPU resources to improve virtual machine performance. You can set most of the CPU parameters when you create virtual machines or after the guest...

How to Export an OVF Template from vSphere webclient

An OVF template captures the state of a virtual machine or vApp into a self-contained package. The disk files are stored in a compressed format. This feature can be used...

Most Useful VMware ESXi/SSH Cli Commands

vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms List all VMs running on the host. Also provides vmid, required for commands below.   vim-cmd vmsvc/power.off vmid Power off specified VM. vim-cmd vmsvc/power.on vmid Power off specified...

Essentials of VMware Tools Service

You all are very well aware of vmtools service and its importance to function the Guest OS.A part from network, video and other drivers that it provides, there are many...

How to Rollback an ESXi host from 6.5 to 6.0?

In many scenarios we need to rollback our ESXi server to previous update/version. ESXi has the inbuilt feature from where rollback is possible. It is quite simple you just need...

Top ESXi commands for troubleshooting

Running commands to manage and troubleshoot ESXi host is considered as preferred way. When we need to troubleshoot an ESXi host during an issue we need to run specific commands...

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