VMware Tutorials

How to Install VMware Tools in CentOS 6.4

VMware Tools is an optional, free set of drivers and utilities that enhances both the performance of a virtual machine’s guest operating system and interaction between the guest and the host. From time to time I find clients have not installed the VMware tools in their virtual machine’s (VM) operating system. Although the guest operating… Read More »

Step by Step Upgrade from VMware vCenter Server 5.0 to vCenter Server 5.1.0b

All vCenter Server Components have to be patched separately. The update process itself if strait forward and can usually been clicked through without answering much questions. Recommended Upgrade Sequence for VMware vCenter: Update vCenter Single Sign On Reboot Update VMware vCenter Inventory Service Update VMware vCenter Server Update VMware vSphere Web Client Update VMware vSphere… Read More »

vSphere 5 ? New High Availability Agent ? FDM

Another new feature in vSphere 5 is the way it?s handled the HA process. There is no more AAM agent like in vSphere 4.1. Instead, there has been a new agent introduced which is named FDM ? Fault Domain Manager. The Primary/Secondary concept with 5 primary nodes which has been known in vSphere 4, is… Read More »

Tech Support Mode has been disabled by the Administrator on ESXi 4.1

Tech Support Mode (TSM) provides a command-line interface that can be used by the administrator to troubleshoot and correct abnormal conditions on VMware ESXi hosts. To access the local TSM: At the main DCUI screen, press ALT+F1 simultaneously. This opens a virtual console window to the host. Provide credentials when prompted.Note: When typing the password,… Read More »