Setting up an ESXi host through the DCUI

I was running through the initial set up of a new ESXi server the other day and I thought I would put together a quick post collecting the steps together that I use. I was setting this host up on a new Dell R640 which came with the ESXi pre-installed. In my example I was … Continue reading Setting up an ESXi host through the DCUI

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VMware ESXi Embedded Host Client – 503 Service Unavailable

Introduction If you have installed the ESXi Embedded Host Client (Link) you might find occasionally when trying to log onto a VMware Host the following message is displayed It is a reasonably simple fix to get access again to the Host. Procedure SSH as root onto the ESXi host that is displaying the error Run … Continue reading VMware ESXi Embedded Host Client – 503 Service Unavailable

Mellanox VIB Incompatible With 6.5 Upgrade Bundle

Introduction While upgrading from ESXi 5.5 to ESXi 6.5 Update 2 the upgrade bundle might show as incompatible in VMware Update Manager. Investigating the error message shows that there is an incompatible VIB in use. In this case it is the Mellanox VIB for Mellanox hardware. If you don't use Mellanox hardware this VIB can … Continue reading Mellanox VIB Incompatible With 6.5 Upgrade Bundle