One of the biggest advantages of virtualization technology is possibility to overcommit your host’s resources – there’s really small chance of a VM using it’s all assigned CPU / RAM for 24/7 and that’s why we want to place a higher number of VMs on a single host to utilize it’s physical resources in a […]
We can enable SSH & ESXi Shell using GUI or DCUI, but this time I want to show you easier way. Especially if you need to do so for more than single host. First thing we need to do is to connect to vcenter and select host that we want to operate on:
# Connect to vCenter instance
Connect-VIServer vCenterServer -user email@example.com -pass Pa$$w0rd
# Select host that you want to work on
$vmhost = "hostname.local"
One nasty thing we need to do from time to time is ESXi initial configuration with it’s vswitches, dns, domain, searchdomains, ntp, portgroups, nics and many, many other things… If you possess Enterprise Plus licences you are lucky enough to do all the things using Host Profiles. But in case if you don’t have any Plus […]