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Change IDRAC password for a VMWare ESXI 7.0.3 VMKernel server?

Download the appropriate iDRAC tools from Dell's website. You will find 7.0, 6.7/6.5 and 6.5 releases of iDRAC Tools. Enable SSH on the ESXi host. I use WinSCP to copy the package (don't unzip it) to /...
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Compare state of Windows Server 2022 VSphere instances

Consider implementing a Change Control process at your company so that changes to systems are logged/approved ahead of time and leave a searchable historical record. Also enable audit logging to a ...
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Compare state of Windows Server 2022 VSphere instances

There isn't a great single solution for this. Your instinct is correct, to get to a place of using config management to define what a new server should look like, but expecially on Windows it's really ...
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LSI Megaraid beeping after disk replacement

This happens if the "Copy Back" feature is turned on. Basically a drive that was replaced has to be in the same slot because if not, it will keep beeping. Rather annoying functionality imho ...
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How setup VM IP via Deploy OVF template?

Quote from the OVF deployment documentation: Some of the pages in the Deploy OVF Template wizard only appear if the OVF template that you deploy requires additional customization, contains deployment ...
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Increasing memory giving error in VMware ESXi

Check the disk file for corruption (vmkfstools -x check boot.vmdk), I've seen some weird behaviour with corrupt VMDK files. To that connect via SSH, go to the location of the VM files (/vmfs/volumes/$...
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Increasing memory giving error in VMware ESXi

Please check if you can access the file from datastore and see if you are seeing any errors in the datastore.
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RHEL 8 extend iSCSI LUN without reboot

You can provision on NetApp this LUN via thin provisioning to full size and it will extend as RHEL request more space in this LUN. So not need to play this game with extending.
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RHEL 8 extend iSCSI LUN without reboot

Is it possible to extend the iSCSI storage in live operating without rebooting the systems? Yes, very easily - simply extend the LUN at the Target end and run a scsi refresh. That should allow your ...
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FTP performance issues - VMWare, cisco etc

FTP is so old it negotiates a port number, over a separate control protocol. This complicates things for modern firewalls. Stateful connection tracking and protocol aware helpers are usually required, ...
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Change IDRAC password for a VMWare ESXI 7.0.3 VMKernel server?

(Obligatory legal note - I work for Dell) To allow the operating system to talk directly to the iDRAC you have to use the iDRAC Service Module. Through the iDRAC service module you can access the ...
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How to access the contents of VMDK file in the ESXi host?

I would not write the VMDK directly. You can just boot into the VM and run whatever you want. Clone the OS with a disk cloning tool of your choice (simple dd, acronis, Macrium Reflect). Create the VM ...
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How to access the contents of VMDK file in the ESXi host?

Use the VMware converter. It's the official tool to convert physical machines to VMs.

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