VMware vSphere: Script to update License Label

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the vSphere GUIs, Win32 nor the Webclient based on Flash, does not provide the ability to change the label of a license key.

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VMware PowerCli: Eject CD/DVD Media from VMs

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when you have to eject or unmount DVD iso from your VMs, may be the iso files resists on datastore you want to remove, these one liner should help you.
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VMware ESXi: Set an alternate BIOS for a VM

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VMware supports an alternate BIOS for a VM. Reasons for this can be that you want to set an alternate Manufacturer/Vendor and Model/Product String.
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VMware: Windows Guest VM does not boot due to Error 0xc000186 ntoskrnl.exe

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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

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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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