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″. Nithin

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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 Nithin

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