Category Archives: VMware

VMware Workstation, ESXi

ESXi: Silent Installation by iPXE HTTP boot

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this post describes the silently installing of a ESXi server by a iPXE HTTP remote boot.
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ESXi: Silent installation by UEFI HTTP boot

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this post describes the silently installing of a ESXi server by a UEFI HTTP remote boot.
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vSphere: Add identity source Active Directory over LDAP

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the often used Active Directory source “Active Directory (Integrated Windows Authentication)” is from VMware marked as deprecated.

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VMware: Start a rescan for new/dead devices and volumes on ESXi from command line

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the command for triggering a rescan for new or dead volumes, devices or pathes use
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VMware: Unmount a datastore/volume from an ESXi Server at command line

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these steps describe the steps to unmount an datastore from an ESXi host. If you tried it with the GUI and you got an error:

The resource ‘my_esxdatastore’ is in use. Cannot unmount volume ‘esxdatastore_F00’ because “One or more virtual machines are still registered on it”.
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