Difference between ESX and ESXi

  Capability ESX ESXi ServiceConsole Present Removed Troubleshootingperformed via Service Console ESXi Shell ActiveDirector Authentication Enabled Enabled SecureSyslog Not Supported Supported ManagementNetwork Service Console Interface VMkernel Interface JumboFrames Supported Supported HardwareMontioring 3 rd Party agents installed inService console Via CIM Providers Bootfrom SAN Supported in ESX Supported in ESXi Softwarepatches and updates Needed as similar…

Virtual Center Default roles

  Roles Description NoAccess Cannot view orchange the assigned object.vSphere Client tabs associated with an object appear without content.Can be used to revoke permissions that would otherwise be propagated to anobject from a parent object.Available in ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server. ReadOnly View the stateand details about the object.View all the tab panels in the vSphere…

VMware Index

Index: 1.What is VM, VM files and Key Properties. 2. ESXi Architecture 3. Minimum H/W Requirements and Partition table 4. Pre and Post Installation steps for ESX 5. Vsphere – Managing of ESX 6. Virtual Center and It’s Features Features: a. Snapshot b. Template and clone C. VMotion and SV Motion d. HA and DRS…

vMotion fails at 10% with the error

vMotion fails at 10% with the error: Operation timed out When you attempt to use vMotion to migrate a virtual machine, the task fails at 10%. In virtual machine’s vmware.log file, you see these errors:vmx| MigrateStatusFailure: Now in new log file. vmx| MigrateStatusFailure: Timed out waiting for migration start request. In the source ESXi/ESX host’s…

How to reset password for the Vsphere local user

How to reset password for the Vsphere local user – administrator@vsphere.local 1. Log in to the vCenter Server with a domain administrator account. 2. Open an elevated command prompt. 3. Run c:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\VMware\CIS\vmdird\vdcadmintool.exe. 4. Press 3 to enter the Reset account password option. 5. When prompted for the Account DN, enter: cn=Administrator,cn=users,dc=vSphere,dc=local 6. A new…

Interview Questions on Vmware

1. What is a Hypervisor? A: It is a program that allows multiple operating systems to share a single hardware host. Each operating system appears to have the host’s processor, memory, and other resources all to itself. However, the hypervisor is actually controlling the host processor and resources, allocating what is needed to each operating system…