Category Archives: VMware

VMware Workstation, ESXi

Powershell: Transfer Modules to an offline PC

Hi,

in these days powershell modules are often installed from a (NuGet) Repository and not by a Setup program.

In companies may exists computers which does not have an active internet connection.

But how to install the modules on these devices?
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VMware: Installing PowerCli

Hi,

VMware does not longer provide Setups for installing PowerCli.

If you want to use the latest version of the PowerCli you have to install the modules from a NuGet Repository. This requires at least Version 5 of the powershell.
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VMware ESXi: A (incomplete) list of host commands Part 5

Hi,

some more commands…

Capture Network Packets on the a physical interface
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VMware: Windows Guest VM does not boot due to Error 0xc000186 ntoskrnl.exe

Hi,

in some circumstances a Windows guest VM does not boot and stops with Error:

  • Stoperror: 0xc000186
  • Boot critical file C:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe is corrupt.

 
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ESXi: Cannot start VM. Invalid MAC address specified. 12:34:6:78:90:12 is not an allowed static Ethernet address

Hi,

VMware vSphere does only allow to set MAC Addresses from the Range 00:50:56:00:00:00 up to 00:50:56:3f:ff:ff. You can set a static MAC out of this range but cannot start the virtual machine. The typical error message is:

Invalid MAC address specified. 12:34:6:78:90:12 is not an allowed static Ethernet address. It conflicts with VMware reserved MACs.
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