How to Understand VMware Acceptance Levels for Hosts and VIBs

ESX Cli software vib remove

VMware Acceptance Levels are two sorts. Acceptance levels for VIBs and acceptance levels for hosts. The VIB acceptance levels can’t be changed but the host’s acceptance levels can. As an example for installing custom VIB in you homelab environment you need to change the host acceptance level otherwise the VIB won’t installs. How to understand VMware […]

[How-to] Failure Configuring Windows Updates Reverting Changes Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 issue

Failure configuring windows updates reverting changes Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows Server 2012

You might encounter this error when there is a power loss during the update process. You’ll see this message “Failure configuring windows updates reverting changes” which basically tells you that Windows is undoing the changes (uninstalling patches.. perhaps). Sometimes manual intervention is necessary as the updates fails to install (even after several reboots).  The problem […]

How-to setup Bginfo on Startup for All users and other Bginfo tips

BGinfo - details about your system

Bginfo can show different information about the system you’re logged in. Those informations shows on the desktop/server you’re logged in. People usually asks how to setup Bginfo on startup for all users and I’ll show you how. If you’re admin or IT professional or enthusiast you probably know already this free software which is not […]

How-to update vCenter Operations Manager to the latest release

How to Upgrade vCenter Operations manager to the latest release

VMware has made the upgrade of their products based on Linux VMs, most of the time called Virtual Appliances, very easy. Today I’ll show you How-to update vCenter Operations Manager to the latest release. In fact there is a single file to download with extension PAK. This file is then loaded through the admin UI and […]

Free Tool for Nested ESXi Labs – ESXi Mac Learning dvFilter

dvfilter

There is a free utility called ESXi MAC learning dvFilter released by VMware Labs last week. This utility is provided as a VIB and installs on the physical ESXi host, not on the virtual ESXi hosts. I learned about it by reading posts from William Lam and Andreas Peetz. ESXi Mac Learning dvFilter is kind of […]