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 downgrade to an older driver in ESXi 5

How to downgrade to an older driver in ESXi 5

While working with IBM blade HS23 I had a situation occur where I needed to upgrade to the latest network adapter drivers as a network problem was occuring. I found the latest driver from the VMware Downloads site and upgraded the…

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…

System logging is not configured on esxi host

System logging is not configured on esxi host

After installing ESXi 5.0 on an internal SD card in a Dell R320, I observed two configuration issues in vSphere for the host. The first expected issue was that no datastore was configured on the host and the second issue was “System logging is not configured on…