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nested esxi on vcloud air

Nested ESXi on vCloud Air – Links

So for quite some time now, lots of people keep asking me about running Nested ESXi on vCloud Air and is it possible. The answer to that question is YES, you can run Nested ESXi on vCloud Air today. George Kobar, who is a colleague of mine in Technical Marketing wrote a great blog article on how to run Nested ESXi on vCloud Air. This got me thinking about how many other people have been doing this? Is it as popular as I thought? Are people just asking the question, or are they actually doing it? I started doing some searches on the internet for blog articles from the community, and I found quite a few on this topic, which is why I am writing this article. I thought it would be good to list all the articles in one place to make it easy for people to find. I […]

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VIDEO: Upgrade to ESXi 5.0 using Update Manager

While upgrading two of my ESXi hosts today I found this really helpful howto video on the VMware KB website.  It shows you a step by step walkthrough of how to upgrade your ESXi 4.1 host to ESXi 5.0. There is a lot more information on different ways to upgrade to ESXi 5.0 in this VMware KB.

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Running nested ESXi on HP ML115 G5 - EVC Mode Gotcha

Running nested ESXi on HP ML115 G5 – EVC Mode Gotcha

So for a couple of days I have been re-building my lab. This has been overdue for a longtime and I finally had some time to get it done.  The main purpose of re-building my lab is to make sure it follows the base reference architecture for vCloud as documented in the VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit.  Now you may notice the list of kit that I have in my lab below and wonder how I could do this with only two physical hosts.  The simple answer is nested ESXi. The hardware in my lab consists of 1 HP ML115 G5 (AMD Opteron 1354 and 8GB RAM) 1 HP Microserver (AMD Athlon II Neo N36L and 8GB RAM) William Lam has wrote an excellent article on how to run nested ESXi within vSphere 5.0.  This explains how to enable the hidden Guest OS settings.  To read this article click here. So […]

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How To: Disable warnings when SSH enabled vSphere ESXi 5.0

How To: Disable warnings when SSH enabled vSphere ESXi 5.0

I previously wrote an article about how to enable SSH in vSphere 5.0. A few people have asked how to disable the warnings that then appear on the hosts when you have this feature enabled. The VMware KB article Cluster warning for ESXi Shell and SSH appear on an ESXi 5 host explains how to disable this warning. The following steps explain how to disable this warning: Select the ESXi host from the Inventory. Select Advanced Settings from the Software menu. Navigate to UserVars > UserVars.SuppressShellWarning. Set the value from 0 to 1. Click OK.

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HowTo: Enable SSH on vSphere ESXi 5.0

HowTo: Enable SSH on vSphere ESXi 5.0

Back in 2010 and I wrote a quick article on How To: Enable Remote Tech Support mode and SSH on ESXi 4.1. A few people have posted comments asking if I could do the same now that vSphere/ESXi 5.0 has been released. The actual steps haven’t really changed, however Remote Tech Support mode is now just simply called SSH.  The steps listed below explain how to enable SSH on an ESXi 5.0 host. Login to vCenter Select your host Click the configuration tab Select Security Profile under Software Click Properties for Services Select SSH and click options Choose the startup policy that you require Click Start Click OK and OK SSH to your host Once enabled you will notice that the host within vCenter has a warning being shown.  When selecting that host, and looking under the summary, vCenter alerts you to the fact that SSH is enabled.

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