Category Archives: Virtualisation

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VMware: Upgrade VMware tools without reboot

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by default when upgrading the VMware tools of an VM and a reboot is requested the VM autmatically reboots after installation.
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ESXi: Pass through an USB device to a VM

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ESXi has an option to pass through an host attached USB device to a VM. VMware provides a list of supported USB Devices.
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ESXi: Upgrade an standalone ESXi Host from 6.0 to 6.7 from command line




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this post describes an ESXi Host Upgrade from Version 6.0 to 6.7 with an offline (bundle) zip file. The procedure for other version should be the same.
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PowerCli: Invoke-VMScript fails with “An error occurred while sending the request”

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you want to call some commands in a VM and you got the following error “An error occurred while sending the request”
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VMware: Set MAC Address of a kernel interface with PowerCli

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the New-VMHostNetworkAdapter offers the ability to set the MAC address while adding a new kernel interface. But this has a limitation. It always only a MAC within a range 00:50:56:00:00:00 – 00:50:56:3F:FF:FF.

If you try it even though you will get an error:

New-VMHostNetworkAdapter The MAC address is invalid or is not in the valid range 00:50:56:00:00:00 - 00:50:56:3F:FF:FF.

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