Linked Clone in vSphere 6 without vCenter

Please refer to the following steps on how to create Linked Clone with 1 Master Image (Windows 2012 R2 Server) without vCenter in my Lab on SSD Hard Disk Install Windows 2012 R2 Server with latest patches and do run SYSPREP and save it for our Master Image C:\Windows\System32\SysPrep\SysPrep.exe Check “Generalize” to generate a new … Read more

Clone VM without vCenter & Provisioning of first VM via CLI

Please refer to the following guide on how to Clone Virtual Machine (VM) without vCenter Create a Directory for your new VM, for example AVENTIS-VEEAM mkdir /vmfs/volumes/240/AVENTIS-VEEAM Clone a new vmdk file from the VM Template that i had prepared using **vmkfstool -i with -d thin (thin provisioning) – **the based VM is installed with Windows … Read more

Installation of PowerCLI 10 in Windows 2012R2

Please refer to the steps below on how to install VMware PowerCLI 10 on Windows 2012R2 Server Upgrade the PowerShell 4.0 to PowerShell 5.1 Install Nuget Prackage Provider Download the VMware PowerCLI (Offline Install) and copy all the modules to $pshome\module Ignore the SelfSign Certificate Warning when connecting to vSphere Host / vCenter Import the … Read more

Deploying VCSA 6.7 using CLI

Please refer to the following steps on how to deploy Embedded VCSA 6.7 in vSphere 6.5 Host Create a A Record for vcsa and ensure that the Reverse DNS record is properly register – else the deployment of VCSA might fail Prepare a JSON file as below and save it to C:\temp\EmbedeedVCSA.json { “__version”: “2.13.0”, … Read more

VMware-Clone VMDK without vCenter

Please refer to the following steps on how to clone a VMDK file (Windows 2012R2 Server with latest patches installed (Syspreped)in vSphere 6.5 Standalone Server without vCenter Create a Virtual Machines with Windows 2012 R2 Server with latest patches installed and sysprep it Provision a New Virtual Machine by removing the hard disk 3. Clone … Read more

Upgrade VCSA 6.0 to VCSA 6.0 U3

Please refer to the following steps on how to upgrade VMware vCenter Virtual Appliance (VCSA) 6.0 which do NOT have web console acccess (Port 5480) to 6.0 U3 in Command Line SSH to VCSA 6.0 and go to Shell vpxd -v VMware VirtualCenter 6.0.0 build-2656761 Go to https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch#search to download VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-6.0.0.30500-7977753-patch-FP.iso Attached the downloaded IOS … Read more

Installing Azure PowerShell 1.0 on Windows 2012R2

Referring to How to install and configure Azure PowerShell from Microsoft, I had tried to install Azure PowerShell 1.0 in my Windows 2012 R2 Server successfully There are two type of installation here 1. Installing Azure PowerShell from WebPI – Easy way as it can be done in GUI 2. Installing Azure PowerShell from Gallery … Read more

Configure TIME via ESXi Host Client Correctly

Please refer to the findings below on How to configure TIME via ESXi Host Client correctly VMware ESXi host will show the UTC time rather than local time when accessing via ESXi Host client (https://ESXi/ui) VMware ESXi Host is showing the time in local time rather than UTC if accessing via vSphere Clint The BIOS … Read more