VMware KB: Cannot connect to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.x

To reconfigure the ODBC connection: Connect to the vCenter Server Appliance through SSH as the root user. The default password is vmware.Note: To enable SSH on the vCenter Server Appliance 5.x, see...

VMware KB: Installing patches on an ESXi 5.x/6.x host from the command line

To patch an ESXi 5.x/6.x host from the command line: Patches for VMware products can be obtained from the VMware patch portal. Select ESXi (Embedded and Installable) in the product dropdown...

VMware backup failure with msg.snapshot.error-QUIESCINGERROR

The reported issue specifically affects Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2, where the Virtual Disk service does not start in the Windows guest operating system on the affected...

An error occurred while saving the snapshot – QUIESCINGERROR

If you have already tried other workarounds to perform the backup successfully, the only last chance is to remove the VSS component on this dedicated VM. How to remove the VSS component: ...

VMware – How to power-off a virtual machine on a ESXi host

From KB 1014165 Symptoms Powering off a virtual machine on an ESXi host, you experience these symptoms: You cannot power off an ESXi hosted virtual machine A virtual machine is not responsive and cannot be stopped or killed Resolution Warning:...

VMware – Converting a virtual IDE disk to a virtual SCSI disk

Symptoms Virtual machine contains an IDE virtual disk as the primary operating system bootable disk after conversion from physical source. Virtual machine has an IDE virtual disk but the additional secondary virtual disks...

VMware – Cannot power on a virtual machine with mounted twoGbMaxExtentSparse disks

From VMware KB-2045616 Symptoms Unable to power on a virtual machine with a mounted sparse disks. You see the error: In the vmware.log file on the virtual machine, you see entries similar to: Note: This article...

vmWare – Failed to deploy OVF package: The task was canceled by a user

There were three files with different extensions, .ova – OVF descriptor, written in XML, which describes the hardware requirements .mf – contains SHA1 checksums of the .OVA and .VMDK .vmdk – the...

How to – Install vSphere SDK for Perl on Debian

Install Dependencies 32 bit. 64 bit. Download SDK tool http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/developer/forums/vsphere_sdk_perl   Extract Edit file vmware-install.pl Change the following line:   Set proxy variables. Install

How-To – Impostare IP statico ad un host ESXi

Qui di seguito gli Steps per impostare un IP statico ad un server ESXi (in questo caso 6.0). Per iniziare ad interagire con l'interfaccia di un hosts ESXi occorre usare i tasti...