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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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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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VMware: Patching an standalone ESXi Host

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ESXi: Expand datastore from command line

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sometimes the vSphere Client does not determine when an underlying Volume is expanded. So you cannot expand the datastore by the WebGUI or vSphere Client.

But the command line way is still possible 🙂 These are the steps:

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