How to change the ESX Admins domain group to a different domain group for root access – ESX 5.1

How to change the ESX Admins domain group to a different domain group for root access – ESX 5.1

In an effort to change the domain group that is granted root access in an ESXi host that is added to a windows domain I went searching for advanced settings in an ESXi 5.1 host. I found that the Config.HostAgent.plugins.hostsvc.esxAdminsGroup…

VM with stuck task is not responding on ESXi 5.x

I was called in one evening with a request to fix an important SQL Server virtual machine that had frozen and was not responding to pings, remote desktop and the vSphere console was not displaying. All attempts to power off the virtual machines did not work vSphere…

How to remove suspended state of a VM that will not power on using vSphere Client (4.1)

How to remove suspended state of a VM that will not power on using vSphere Client (4.1)

I was performing maintenance on an ESXi host last night and needed to suspend a virtual machine and reboot the Host. After the reboot I attempted to restart the VM and this attempt returned a CPU masking error and the…

vCenter Server Service stops running

I was called to fix a problem on a vSphere system where the vcenter server was not responding. The administrators of the system had tried a restart of the vCenter server and that was all they knew to do if…