Power Policy Settings in vSphere 4.1

October 7, 2010

The new Power Policy Settings in ESXi 4.1 Since the upgrade to VMWare’s ESxi 4.1, I have been curious as to how the newly added power policy settings would affect both system power usage and relative performance. This short post will look at how the various power settings affect my specific setup during idle time, […]


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 […]