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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ViCFG-AdvCfg.pl Tutorial

The commands vicfg-advcfg.pl (esxcfg-advcfg.pl) are used to change Advanced Settings for your host as you would with the VI client (see Configuration \ Advanced Settings. Typically these settings would be changed only under the guidance of VMware Support or a knowledge base article. The vicfg-advcfg.pl command has the following options. Sample session vicfg-advcfg.pl –server esx10.mishchenko.net –get LVM.DisallowSnapshot …

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ViCFG CFG Backup

The commands vicfg-cfgbackup.pl (esxcfg-cfgbackup.pl) allow you to backup and restore the configuration of your ESX 3i host. To backup the host you would run the command. To restore your backup configuration to your host you would run. This will cause the host to reboot once the process is complete. NOTES While this command can be used to …

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