ESXi 4.1 Adds Marvell (sky2) support

There have been numerous discussions such as this one requesting additional NIC support for more common desktop models. It seems that VMware is listening to those requests. ESXi 4.1 includes a Marvell (sky2) driver and perhaps this signals that VMware will add additional support for other NICs support as the Realtek 8169 series. No Marvell NICs are …

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ESXi Disable a Driver

I was recently helping a customer with some IBM x3690 hosts running ESXi 4.1 Update 1 that was spontaneously rebooting. IBM suggested that the cause was the MegaRAID SAS driver and that the driver should be updated to the latest release. Given that the customer was not using local storage and it was a priority …

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Developing for VMware ESXi

A common question on the forums here is regarding development for VMware ESXi. In most cases users are looking to develop or update a device driver. In other cases a user is looking to integrate a common Linux utility. This page serves to introduce the reader to some of the development resources for ESXi. If …

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Using VMware Compliance Checker

VMware Compliance Checker is a new utility from VMware that checks the security compliance of your hosts against the vSphere Hardening Guidelines. You can check up to 5 ESXi or ESX hosts concurrently to produce a report about the compliance of the hosts and their hosted guests. VMware Compliance Checker (CC) can be installed on Windows …

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