joining Esxi to domain fails with LW_ERROR_INVALID_MESSAGE [code 0x00009c46]

Joining Esxi to doamin fails with the below message: [root@esx:~] ./usr/lib/vmware/likewise/bin/domainjoin-cli join ikigo.net Joining to AD Domain: ikigo.net With Computer DNS Name: esx. adm@INN.LAN’s password: Error: LW_ERROR_INVALID_MESSAGE [code 0x00009c46] The Inter Process message is invalid   Cat /etc/hosts show below: # that require network functionality will fail. 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost ::1 localhost.localdomain localhost 192.168.1.104 esx. esx […]

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VMware PowerCLi Install on windows 10, 1809

Install PowerCli from Windows Gallery Open powerCLI as an administrator and then run: Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI List available VMware module: Get-Module -ListAvailable -Name VMware*   Import Module  Get-Module vmware* | Import-Module Set execution policy to remote signed if the importing fails: Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned   the failure generally would look like the below: PS C:\windows\system32> Import-Module […]

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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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VCSA 6.x network configuration file

Below is created by VCHA configuration and is often picked up as DHCP when VCHA is broken. cat /etc/systemd/network/99-dhcp-en.network [Match] Name=e* [Network] DHCP=yes [DHCP] UseDNS=false and 10-eth0.network [Match] Name=eth0 [Network] Gateway=172.30.1.101 Address=172.30.1.28/16 DHCP=no Domains=abc.de [DHCP] UseDNS=false     The file can be removed safely and restart the appliance before re-configuring VCHA. Nithin

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