5 things to do after installing VMware ESXi

VMware's ESXi Hypervisor (or vSphere Hypervisor) is commonly deployed in production and home-labs. Once installed, it's easy to start building Virtual Machines and installing your applications. With this said, there are a few things you should do as soon as ESXi is deployed. Redirect log files If your ESXi installation...

Where are my memory modules located inside an ESXi host?

I found this very simple one liner for showing which DIMM slots are populated and which ones are free inside an ESXi host. I have not yet found a way to do this via ESXCLI but this will do for now: smbiosDump | grep 'Size|Speed|Location' Running the above will produce...
Dell EMCvSphere

HP, DELL and CISCO custom ESXi images

I see many questions on the VMTN regarding the use of custom ESXi ISO images released by the major server vendors. In short, always use the ESXi image supplied by the vendor. They contain supported drivers and management VIBs (Such as ILO management for HP) which VMware do not provide...