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 Add a New Hard Disk Without Rebooting VM Guest on RHEL 6/CentOS 6


Assumed that you need additional hard disk for your Linux RHEL 6 server to provide more storage space but this the server cannot be reboot due to production environment. This server also assumed to be running on the VMware ESXi machine. In order to add additional hard disk without reboot, you have to perform the […]

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 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 […]