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Passing through a Nvidia GTX970 to a VMware Virtual machine

Create a virtual machine with EFI boot, install windows + tools and power down the VM Open ssh to the host where the VM is registered to use VIM-cmd vmsvc/getallvms | grep *name_of_VM* cd to the datastore path cd /vmfs/volumes/NVME/nvidia/ Edit the vmx file using the vi editor and add the below lines hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = […]


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Creating a Cent OS7 template for VMware Guest Customization and Deployment

To start off with, Download the latest version of CentOs7 from https://www.centos.org/download/ At the time of writing, this is: CentOS-7 (1804) Lets start by creating a new Virtual machine.  I will select Esxi 6.5 for backward compatibility  with other host. Mount the ISO,   Power on the VM and begin installing of the OS and begin the […]


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Generate a memory dump for a frozen VMware, windows virtual machine.

Enable complete memory dump feature by changing following registry keys:   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl CrashDumpEnabled    REG_DWORD    0x1   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management PagingFiles    REG_MULTI_SZ    c:\pagefile.sys 13312 13312   Enable keyboard crash dump feature by adding following registry keys:   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters Value Name: CrashOnCtrlScroll Data Type:    REG_DWORD Value:    1   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\kbdhid\Parameters Value Name: CrashOnCtrlScroll Data Type:    REG_DWORD Value:    1 […]


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Resume VCVA upgrade from a failed upgrade

as long as we have the export directory, we should be able to invole the installer to perform the install with the exported data     Instal parameter: UPGRADE_FROM_EXPORT_DATA=”1″   VMware-vCenter-Server.exe UPGRADE_FROM_EXPORT_DATA=”1″.


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remount Esxi boot bank

In certain scenario when Esxi’s local boot volume goes offline, it needs to be remounted via CLI localcli –plugin-dir=/usr/lib/vmware/esxcli/int/ boot system restore –bootbanks


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adding VCSA to domain renames the dns suffix to the domain.

The other day, I had a customer having all management applications on a different DNS suffux as that of the domain. Ie: Domain : ikigo.net Management host’s: on mgmt.local on the customer’s setup, the VCSA was deployed with an FQDN VCSA.MGMT.local However, when the appliance was added to domain ikigo.net, the VCSA renames itself to […]


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