Setting up an NFS share to receive ESXi 4.1 VM Backups

August 22, 2010
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Introduction All the datastores on my ESXi box are local currently. In order for me to effectively back up virtual machines, an external datastore was needed. I chose to use Network File System (NFS). None of my virtual machines are mission critical but I do have several that would require some effort to reinstall and […]


Enable Tech Support Mode on ESXi 4.1

August 19, 2010
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Tech Support Mode Back when I first installed VMware’s ESXi on my machine, the method for enabling SSH on it required you to have physical access to the machine so you could view/interact with the console. You had to see the output from the ESXi Server. There were six steps. After I upgraded to ESXi […]


Upgrading from ESXi 4.0 to 4.1

August 12, 2010
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Introduction In July VMware released a new version of vSphere client and ESXi. I finally got around to seeing what is new in 4.1. Many of the new or enhanced features either did not impact me, or required vCenter (read: $$$$). However, there were some excellent features that did catch my eye: Performance and Scalability […]