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How to enable UEFI in VMWare Workstation

VMWare Workstation 8, 9, and 10 support booting to a UEFI environment. What you need to do to enable UEFI in your VMWare machine? Create a new virtual machine Open the .VMX file of your virtual machine in Notepad (or similar) and add the following line to it: firmware="efi" Save the .VMX file.         In addition, order to be able to select network boot, it is advisable to add a boot delay to the startup of the virtual machine. This can be done by adding the line "bios.bootdelay = 5000" (time is in milliseconds)

by |5 Settembre 2017|Categorie: Tutte le guide, Virtualization|0 Commenti

ESXi 6.5 VM Fails to Power On

I ran into a situation where the host had crashed because of a driver problem (vmw_ahci). After changing the driver and rebooting the host, one of the guest VMs then failed to power on with the following errors: File system specific implementation of LookupAndOpen[file] failed Object type requires hosted I/O Cannot open the disk ‘…vmdk’ or one of the snapshot disks it depends on. Module ‘Disk’ power on failed. Failed to start the virtual machine. The solution was to repair the disk using vmkfstools. This particular VM was split into two files, vmname.vmdk and vmname-s001.vmdk. You will want to perform the commands on [...]

by |5 Settembre 2017|Categorie: Tutte le guide, Virtualization|0 Commenti

Update ESXi to the latest version

Mettere in maintenance mode l’host o spegnere tutte le VMEntrare in SSH e lanciare i seguenti comandi:disabilitare il firewallesxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClientPer vedere la lista dei pacchetti disponibili:esxcli software sources profile list -d commando scarica da internet la patch e la installa.attenzione di inserire la patch corretta ESXI-6…….-standardl’host ESXI deve poter navigare e i DNS correttamente impostatiesxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.5.0-20170304001-standard -d il firewallesxcli network firewall ruleset set -e false -r httpClientRiavviare l’host

by |17 Maggio 2017|Categorie: Tutte le guide, Virtualization|tag = , , , |0 Commenti