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Question: I installed VMWare ESXi 4.1 on a Dell Poweredge Server. I created a Virtual machine, and while installing Red Hat OS 6.1 64-bit, it gives the following error message. My server is a new Dell poweredge R710 server, which support 64-bit CPU. Why do I get this error message and How do I fix [...]


Question: How do I find out the DELL service tag and express code of a PowerEdge server that is running VMWare ESXi (or VMWare Server)? Answer: Depending on what you are running (i.e VMWare ESXi or VMWare Server), use one of the methods shown below to identify the DELL service tag. Method 1: Identify DELL [...]


If you are a sysadmin, who is responsible for managing multiple servers, you should learn the fundamentals of virtualization and implement it in your environment. On a very high-level, you should get started by installing VMWare ESXi server, which can be managed using vSphere Client. Using vSphere client, you can create several virtual machines. If [...]


As part of our on-going VMware series of articles, we earlier discussed about how to install VMware ESXi server, and  how to install vSphere Client. In this article, let us see how to create a new datastore using vSphere client. 1. View Existing ESXi VMware Datastores Launch vSphere Client -> Click on the top node [...]


Once you’ve installed VMware ESXi Server and vSphere client, you can start creating VM instance and install a guest operating system on it ( e.g. Linux, Windows, etc.,) as explained in this article. 1. Launch Create VM Wizard Login to the ESXi server using vSphere Client. Provide the ESXi root username and password. From the [...]


How to Install VMware vSphere Client 4

If you have installed VMware ESXi server, you can manage the ESXi server using vSphere client. vSphere client works only on Windows host. If you don’t have vSphere client installed, download it from your local VMware Server home page. i.e go to http://{your-vmware-server-ip} to download vSphere client. The direct url to download vSphere client from [...]


How to Change Root password on VMware ESXi

Question: How do I change root password on my VMware ESXi server? Answer: Go to the server console and do the following to set root password for your VMware ESX. 1. Start ESXi Configuration Menu To configure the ESXi, press F2 from the ESXi initial screen shown below. 2. ESXi System Configuration Menu Items From [...]

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How to Assign IP Address to VMware ESXi

Question: How do I perform network configuration on my new VMware ESXi installation? Answer: To set the ip-address, subnet mask and default gateway of your new VMware ESXi installation, follow the steps mentioned below. 1. Launch ESXi Console To configure the ESXi, press F2 from the ESXi initial screen shown below. 2. Go to Network [...]

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