ESXi Security Virtualisation VMware

VMSA-2018-0002 – VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address side-channel analysis due to speculative execution.

Official blog post: VMware Blog VMware patches: Patch All updates will be posted on the VMware Blog post.

Documentation ESXi Storage Troubleshooting VMware vSphere


VMware has released a new White paper about ESXi IP storage troubleshooting. In this paper, we: • Describe how you can analyze packet traces to identify functional and performance issues in an ESX IP storage environment. • Compare packet capture alternatives, and explain why we recommend an inline optical network tap connected to a packet […]

ESXi Virtualisation VMware

Show ESXi build details on command line

If you are logged into an ESXi per SSH you can display details about the build version using 2 simple commands. * vmware -vl * cat /etc/vmware/.buildInfo Example output: Using username “root”. The time and date of this login have been sent to the system logs. VMware offers supported, powerful system administration tools. Please see […]

ESXi Troubleshooting Virtualisation VMware

ESXi show details about ramdisk usage

The command below will let you check the space that is free on the host for each of the ramdisk mount points. It also shows you the usage of inodes per ramdisk. system visorfs ramdisk list List the RAM disks used by the host. ~ # esxcli system visorfs ramdisk list Ramdisk Name System Include […]

ESXi VCSA Virtualisation VMware vSphere

vSphere 6.5 U1 released

VMware has released vSphere 6.5 U1 Release notes: vsphere-esxi-651-release-notes vsphere-vcenter-server-651-release-notes

ESXi Homelab HP Virtualisation VMware vSphere

Time to replace my Homelab – Part 1

My current homelab contains 2x HP ML10v2, 1x HP Microserver Gen8 and 2 Switches (1 Mikrotik Cloud Switch 24 Port, Zyxcel 16 Port). This setup was sufficient for a long time. But due to the increased resource requirements of some VMware products and my activities with vROPs, Log Insight and other solutions I require more […]

ESXi Homelab HP Ideas Patches Virtualisation VMware vSphere

Homelab the current state

It’s time for a new update about my new Homelab. In the past I was running HP Microserver 2x N40L and 1x Gen8. All these machines are still here but no longer in use and will be for sale soon. My new Homelab contains now 2x HP ML10v2, 1x Zyxel 16 Gbit Switch, 1x Lenovo […]

ESXi Troubleshooting VMware vSphere

NetApp NFS APD issues – reduction of MaxQueueDepth

If you face APD’s in your environment you can follow the KB below to possible improve the situation. When using NFS datastores on some NetApp NFS filer models on an ESXi/ESX host, you experience these symptoms: * The NFS datastores appear to be unavailable (grayed out) in vCenter Server, or when accessed through […]

ESXi Homelab Ideas Uncategorized Virtualisation VMware vSphere

Alternative Setup of a VMware Homelab

My planed new Homelab requires a lot of space due to the fact of the size of the components. But what if someone would like to have a Homelab but does not have the space in the office. One option would be to run a fully virtualized Homelab but this is limited to the resources […]

ESXi Homelab HP Uncategorized Virtualisation VMware vSphere

Homelab upgrade and Options to install a SSD into the HP Microserver Gen8

I started to plan the upgrade my current homelab from 1x HP Microserver Gen8, 2x HP Microserver N40L and a Netgear 24 port switch. The only part which I will keep is the HP Microserver Gen8 it has already 16GB of memory and a HP SmartArray P410 with 512MB Cache module incl. battery. This machine […]