Setting up the ESXi Syslog Collector

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In my last post I went over the steps to setup the ESXi dump collector.  I figured it would be good to follow-up with a quick post on setting up the syslog collector.  Syslog collector also addresses the issue of an Auto Deployed host not having a local disk.  With no local disk the log Read more...
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Setting up the ESXi 5.0 Dump Collector

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A core dump is the state of working memory in the event of host failure. By default, a core dump is saved to the local disk.  In the case of Auto Deploy where there may not be a local disk the core dump will be saved to a ramdisk in memory, which is a problem Read more...

SRM 5 and Scripts

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In SRM 5 we have the same scripting capability we have had in the past – the ability to execute a script on the SRM console.  Check out the blog about it here.  It is still useful and correct information.  However, we now have a new capability as well.  We can now execute a script Read more...

Does the new 5.0 ESXCLI eliminate the need for vCLI?

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I’ve been asked several times if the new ESXCLI command in 5.0 eliminates the need for vCLI.  It doesn’t, as a matter of fact the new ESXCLI command is part of the vCLI.  I think where the confusion comes is because the ESXCLI command is also included with the ESXi Shell.   Which brings up the Read more...

ESXi 5.0 Command Line Part 1 – Introduction to the new ESXCLI

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ESXi 5.0 comes with a new ESXCLI command making it easy to administer your ESXi hosts from the command line.  Although the ESXCLI command in 5.0 has a similar look and feel as it’s 4.x predecessor, the new command comes with an improved syntax and support for many additional namespaces.  In addition, and even more Read more...

Follow the ESXi Chronicles on twitter

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Keep up with the VMware ESXi Chronicles by following us on twitter @VMwareESXi.  Get a head start on learning about the new featues in vSphere 5.0 to include the new ESXCLI command, Image Builder and Auto Deploy, along with recommendations and tips on preparing for a smooth upgrade to 5.0. Read more...