How to Obtain Diagnostic Information for VMware ESXi 5.0 hosts using the vSphere Client

When you lodged a support request to VMware Technical Support, they routinely requests the diagnostic information from you. This diagnostic information contains product specific logs and configuration files from the host on which the product is run or from the host that may have issues and need further troubleshooting. This information is gathered using a […]

How to Download VMware vSphere Command-Line Interface (vSphere CLI)

The vSphere Command-Line Interface (vSphere CLI) command set allows you to run common system administration commands against ESX/ESXi systems from any machine with network access to those systems. vSphere CLI provides a set of commands that you use to manage, configure, and automate administrative activities for ESXi and your vSphere virtual environment. It’s includes the […]

How to Install VMware Tools on a Solaris Guest

It is recommended to install VMware Tools in the guest operating system. Although the guest operating system can run without VMware Tools, you lose important functionality, convenience and performance improvement. When you install VMware Tools, you install the following components: a) The VMware Tools service (vmtoolsd.exe on Windows guests or vmtoolsd on Linux and Solaris […]

How to Take, Revert and Delete the VMware Snapshots

In this post, i will share with you the YouTube video that guides you through on how to take, revert, delete the VMware Snapshots and also the available process while you working with snapshots. What is a snapshot? What is it for? A snapshot preserves the state and data of a virtual machine (VM) and […]

How to Fix VMware Tools Installation Error

Symptom 1 : Missing Compiler Program Setup is unable to find the “gcc” program on your machine. Please make sure it is installed. Do you want to specify the location of this program by hand? Setup is unable to find the ‘make’ program on your machine. Please make sure it is installed. Do you want […]

How to Fix “Failed to Install VMware Tools” Error

Question : I am trying to install VMware tools on CentOS and RHEL but failed and return below error: Searching for a valid kernel header path… The path “” is not valid. Would you like to change it? [yes] Answer : This is because your server have not installed required dependencies or any of the […]

How to Enable ssh Access for a Privileged User in VMware ESXi 4.1

On the previous post, i have teach you on how to create the additional user on VMware ESXi 4.1 host. That new user will successfully connect to ESXi host using vSphere client but will failed when you try to connect using ssh access. This error message will be prompted: Access Denied Example: Login as: demoroot […]

How to Resolve Number of Virtual Devices Exceeds the Maximum for a Given Controller

I believed most of system administrator and vmware administrator experiencing these issues when cloning a virtual machine on ESXi vCenter server. Symptoms Cloning process fails at approximately 90% with error message: Number of virtual devices exceeds the maximum for a given controller Solutions: 1. Make sure there are no CDs or ISOs mounted to the […]

How to Remove an VMware ESX/ESXi Host From vCenter Server

I will guide you the simple steps on how to remove esx/esxi host from vcenter server. This guide assume that you already have the vCenter server to manage esx/esxi hosts. Steps: 1. Go to Esxi Host that you want to remove from vcenter 2. Right click and click remove 3. You will be warn before […]

How to Add ESX/ESXi Host Into vCenter Server

There are the simple steps to add new host into existing vCenter server. Follow these steps to proceed: 1. Login to vCenter server 2. Right click TestDataCenter 3. Then click Add host and ‘Add Host Wizard’ will appear 4. On Add Host Wizard fill in the following info: Enter Host or ip address of the […]

How to Convert Provisioning Thin to Thick VMware Disk

There are two different types of disk provisioning which are thick (or preallocated) and thin (or dynamically). Both of these related with disk size. Thick (or preallocated) While we creating thick provisioning disk, whole defined space allocated on physical disk, for examples we planning to allocate 80GB disk space to new virtual machine that 80GB […]

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