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27 09, 2015

VMware: ESXi 5.5 Upgrade to 6 – Invalid argument when creating vfat file system

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:12+01:00 September 27th, 2015|Virtualization|1 Comment

Today when we try to upgrade one of our ESXi host we had a strange error. There was an issue with one of the partitions and somehow the ESXi install was not able to reformat the partition for the upgrade. Maybe because a previous wrong configuration on the partitions. VMware KB says: "The upgrade attempts [...]

3 09, 2015

VMware: How to upgrade ESXi 5.x to ESXi 6.x

By | 2018-12-03T15:02:15+01:00 September 3rd, 2015|Virtualization|0 Comments

After we have upgraded our vCenter from 5.0 to 6.x, we now need to upgrade our ESXi hosts. We can upgrade using an ESXi ISO image directly boot the host and manually go through the process and upgrade the ESXi, or we can use the VMware Update Manager to do this automatically. We will explain [...]

12 12, 2014

VMware: ESXi – hp-ams memory leak

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:13+01:00 December 12th, 2014|Virtualization|0 Comments

A couple of moths or so, we had a strange/critical problem with our hosts(ESXi 5.1) in one our vCenter(v5.1). All hosts(around 20) start with a strange behavior. VMs were not able to start/stop or vMotion. On the hosts we cannot start or stop any service. When we try to go the ESXi console/shell we get [...]

14 06, 2014

VMware: ESXi 5.x HP NIC’s not found after firmware update

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:13+01:00 June 14th, 2014|Virtualization|0 Comments

When applying the HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) or the HP Service Pack for ProLiant on your HP servers your Network cards may stop working. In ESXi NIC's will not be found after firmware(in 5.x). Problem will occur in the models:    HP NC373T PCIe Multifunction Gig Server Adapter    HP NC373F PCIe Multifunction [...]

30 05, 2014

VMware: ESXi requires No-Execute Memory Protection enabled

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:13+01:00 May 30th, 2014|Virtualization|0 Comments

Today building my new Virtual Home LAB I had an issue with my new HP DL360-G5. Note: VMware doesn't support ESXi 5.5 running on DL360-G5(in this case Intel Xeon 5150). But it runs smoothly without any issues. Even is not VMware supported in the HCL. When I was installing ESXi 5.5 (HP-5.73.21 build) on this [...]