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Set Linux Hostname the same as VM name with Ansible

While deploying new VM’s is easy with Ansible, I kept on struggling with setting the hostname. There is Ansible documentation to use vmware_vm_shell module to set the hostname. The following is stated on their help page. Whatever I tried, I could not manage to get it working. It dit not error but just didn’t work. […]

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Autostart Virtual Machines in ESXi 6.7

Although the autostart option is available within ESXi by default. This will not result in the VM being started after a reboot of the ESXi host. So if you want to enable autostart on the VM, keep on reading. Lets get started! First, let’s enable it for the specific VM. Go to the Actions -> […]

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Adding ESXi 6.7 node to vCenter

In recent blog we installed the vCenter Server with the vSphere Client. Before we can add our ESXi hosts, we need to add a new Datacenter first. Click on the vCenter server and then add New Datacenter. You specify the name you want. However in the isolated lab environment it’s not really important. That feels […]

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Patch ESXi 6.7 on the command line

Within vSphere I see that the ESXi hosts are not up to date: There are two ways to this. Through the vCenter client or with the command line. In this article I will show you how it is done with the command line. Goto the VMware patch website and download the latest patch, or the […]

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Adding USB to Ethernet Adapater (UE300) to ESXi 6.7 host

Introduction The AMS8 lab has some Intel NUC8 (NUC8I5BEH) computers. These are really cool. The have “a lot” of power (8th generation of Intel Core Processor) and consume about 28 watt. They are also pretty small, 11x11cm (4x4inch) and because of this form factor only have one Ethernet port. In this blog I will show […]

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Set static IP address in ESXI 6.7

Because the lab infrastructure is not full proof I decided to give my ESXI hosts a static IP address. This way I can use my own DNS and manually update manage this. I’ve read in the documentation that vmware is fine with DHCP addresses however I’m unable to set and resolve them at the same […]

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Installing VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.7

Installing the vCenter Server Appliance is not difficult easy. You need to run the applicance installer from your favorite OS and follow the wizard. You can download a trial from the vmware website. When it is done you can access the vSphere portal and start adding ESXi hosts. I will use my W10 desktop to […]