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Resolved: Esxi Join domain failed-Error in Active Directory Operations

This is some times common, you document something and if don't implement it or use something since long, you might forget knowledge or the issues you resolved earlier. I was automating join domain ESXi servers, while trying joining I was keep getting error: Errors in Active directory operations. I a…

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Configure syslog on VMware ESXi hosts: VMware best practices

Syslog is a way for VMWare vSphere esxi servers or other network devices to send event messages to a logging server – usually known as a Syslog server (Inbuilt vSphere tool called as VMWare syslog collector). The Syslog protocol is supported by a wide range of devices and can be used to log differen…

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Reset forgotten ESXi root password on Domain joined Esxi using vSphere web client and Powercli

This article shows one of the reason why you always should follow best practices while configuring any environment. Here I will take a reference of my earlier blog . Few days back I received one personal project to work on, There was an issue, clients were wanted to perform some activity on ESXi ss…

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ESXI 6.5 UPGRADE INSTALLATION AND UI HTML WEB CLIENT

After upgrading my VMware vSphere management infrastructure to latest version 6.5, I decided to upgrade the last part Esxi server in my lab to version 6.5, While Upgradation/installation I didn't find any change or difference, All the steps are same as earlier shown in the article I wrote PART 1 :…

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ESXI VIB SOFTWARE INSTALLATION ERROR

One of my Dell server was facing faulty drive issue, which I can see in vsphere client > esxi server on the hardware status tab. To send the Dset report logs to Dell support it requires Dell openmanage tool installed or view additional information (As my server was older one it is missing some new f…

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PART 1 : INSTALL ACTIVE DIRECTORY DOMAIN CONTROLLER ON VMWARE WORKSTATION

Active Directory (AD) is an essential and must have in your lab, Even if you have single Domain Controller (DC) in your domain its enough for lab environment testing, This LDAP server can be used and integrated as a SSO server (single sign on) in multiple and different applications, Same Active dir…

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RESOLVED : FAIL TO DEPLOY OVF TEMPLATE - TASK CANCELED BY USER

Recently I setup my complete lab from scratch, and whenever I do it either I face some new issues or the old problems I faced earlier, now in this article I am going to document on the one of the old problem I always face in absence of DNS server. As my complete lab is on VMWare Workstation, and VMs…

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RESOLVED : ADDING VIRTUAL HARD DISK GRAYED OUT ON VIRTUAL MACHINE

Today I received one of the escalated task from my junior to extend existing virtual hard disk on one of the VMware VM using vSphere client, I explored VM settings by right clicking, but found virtual HDD settings are grayed out and it is disabled. At first it looks like Virtual Machine Hardware Ve…

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INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING ESXI EMBEDDED WEB CLIENT

VMWare has officially announced they will be discontinuing vSphere desktop client in their future version releases of vSphere software. Henceforth they want to promote HTML5 web client . For more and detailed information you can check this check this official blog here. Currently vCenter has its in…

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PART 3 : ACCESSING STANDALONE ESXI SERVER IN HOME LAB USING VSPHERE CLIENT

PART 2 : CONFIGURING ESXI ON VMWARE WORKSTATION HOME LAB

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