Category Archives: ESXi

ESXi: PXE install

Copy installer iso contents to tftp server, like $TFTPROOT/esxi/installer/5.1u1/. Modify boot.cfg: $ sed -i ‘s@/@@g’ boot.cfg label esxi51u1   kernel esxi/installer/5.1u1/mboot.c32   append -c esxi/installer/5.1u1/boot.cfg

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ESXi: boot from PXE server

Install ESXi server on a disk as usually Copy files from /bootbank to the tftp server Copy mboot.c32 file as well (from the isntalled partition mounted (FAT32) externally to a system or from the installer iso) modify boot.cfg $ sed … Continue reading

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ESXi: Install (Areca) storage driver from command line

# enter maintenance mode ~ #  vim-cmd hostsvc/maintenance_mode_enter ‘vim.Task:haTask-ha-host-vim.HostSystem.enterMaintenanceMode-455649990’ # install storage driver # !!! ABSOLUT PATH must be used !!!! ~ # esxcli software vib install -v /VMware_bootbank_scsi-arcmsr_1.20.00.15.vmk5.120930-1vmw.500.0.0.472560.vib Installation Result    Message: The update completed successfully, but the system … Continue reading

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