Monthly Archives: March 2012

Why does the ‘Update Tools’ button not work from within VMware Tools?

I recently upgraded an ESXi 4.1 Update 1 cluster to ESXi 5.0 Update 1 — but have not upgraded the tools yet. One of the Windows admins I work with mentioned that he noticed a development guest needed a tools … Continue reading

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Use PowerCLI to mark disk as as SSD

I’ve recently been working with a few new ESXi hosts. These systems have a pair of solid state disks that I planned to use for host cache. However, ESXi 5.0 did not detect these disks as an SSD type. I … Continue reading

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PowerCLI, say hello to UCS PowerTool

I’ve recently been digging into Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS). I wanted a report showing which ESXi host was in each chassis. I don’t have a lot of blades (yet) so making this list by hand wouldn’t have been a … Continue reading

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