Upgrade vSphere ESXi 4.0 to 4.1 with vCLI

This article will show you the steps needed to upgrade your vSphere ESXi 4.0 server to the current latest version 4.1. Software downloads needed to complete this task: VMware vSphere CLI ( vSphere CLI 4.1 ) VMware vSphere upgrade patch ( upgrade ZIP from ESXi 4.0 ) or ( upgrade ZIP from ESXi 3.5 ) After you downloaded the vSphere …

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New VMware vSphere 4.1 Features

Recently VMware released the new version of vSphere. One of the biggest announcements of the release is that in 2011, VMware ESX will go away and be replaced with ESXi. As part of that transition, VMware is releasing new features to ESXi to make it more appealing both to the current VMware Admins and to new VMware Admins (who may …

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Configure your time / NTP server on ESXi

The correct time is essential to your ESXi server, you will need it for a variety of reasons (syslog, iscsi authentication and Security) and your Virtual Clients. A NTP server is the right service for job. It’s allready builtin, you just need to enable it.

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No sound in ESX / ESXi through RDP

Working on vmware is great, but it gets even better when you have some sounds. A straight out the box install gives you a error on the sound card. The audio Service is not running No audio Devices are installed It took me some to figure out this problem, but at the end … it was really simple. Let’s make …

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VMware converter: remove hidden Ghost networkcard (nic)

If you convert a physical machine to a virtual machine you’ll probably give it the same ip as it used to have. But when you try to modify the ip address in the TCP/IP settings of your vmware nic you’ll get the error that there is an existing NIC with the same IP address settings. This is where your search …

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Managing VMware Infrastructure with Windows PowerShell TFM

VMware is the king when it comes to virtualization. Windows PowerShell has received huge accolades as an extremely powerful tool for automation of IT tasks. These two technologies make a lot of sense together, and VMware is now making that happen with the release of their VI Toolkit for Windows.

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