Retrieving ESXi Host inventory information using PowerCLI

Over time I have┬áproduced a number of powershell scripts using the vSphere PowerCLI snap-in to return information from vCenter Firstly, I looked into returning inventory information for all the ESXi Hosts where the following would be retrieved: Name Hardware Vendor Hardware Model CPU Model Datacenter Cluster Hypervisor Hypervisor Version Clock Speed Memory Hyperthreading Active Number … More Retrieving ESXi Host inventory information using PowerCLI

Error “CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION” on Windows Server 2012 R2 using ESXi

I recently experienced BSOD with the error message “CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION” for a virtual machine running Windows Server 2012 R2 running on a ESXi Host 5.0.0, 623860. This is a known issue and was resolved in ESXi 5.0 Update 3. There is also a workaround to create a CPUID mask for the virtual machines with the above … More Error “CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION” on Windows Server 2012 R2 using ESXi

Enabling VNC for ESXi 5 using custom firewall rule

Well I did say the next post would be on recovery deleted objects using the Active Directory Recycle Bin, but a slight detour as part of my lab setup for 70-640 was the requirement to enable VNC on my ESXi host. I have previously blogged about this process for previous iterations of ESX (https://deangrant.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/manage-virtual-machines-using-vnc-viewer-in-esx-4/). However, … More Enabling VNC for ESXi 5 using custom firewall rule

Configure Directory Services Configuration for ESXi Host

The below details how to configure Directory Services configuration to use Active Directory for ESXi host configuration: 1) Log on to the ESXi host using the vSphere client 2) Select ‘Configuration’ tab 3) Select ‘Authentication Services’ 4) Select ‘Properties’ 5) From the ‘Select Directory Service Type’ drop-down menu select ‘Active Directory’ 6) Enter the domain … More Configure Directory Services Configuration for ESXi Host