I tried to add my freshly installed rPI 4 running ESXi on ARM to my HomeLab vCenter. It failed with “A general system error occurred: Unable to push signed certificate to host 192.168.0.99”
The root cause is that the rPI has no battery backed RTC therefore the time is out of sync and all certificates are invalid.
I found a great article from William Lam about how to build an Photon OS virtual appliance which includes OVF settings for configuration. During my initial tests I faced some issues like the virtual machine network did not connect properly and others. First I had changed the existing scripts to work with the vmware-iso …
Today I have been asked how to create a snapshot directly on the ESXi host using vim-cmd including virtual machine memory.
Quick example from my lab:
Get the VMID of the virtual machine [root@esxi:~] vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms Sample output:
[table id=3 /]
Create snapshot including memory [root@esxi:~] vim-cmd …
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