Category Archives: VMware

Creating Serial Console Access in VMware ESXi v5.5

Creating Serial Console Access in VMware ESXi v5.5 1. Power off the VM. 2. Right-click the VM and configure the virtual serial port settings. 2.1 Choose Edit Settings > Add. 2.2 Choose Device Type > Serial port, and Next. 2.3 … Continue reading

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Capture packets in VM

1. “sudo setcap ‘CAP_NET_RAW+eip CAP_NET_ADMIN+eip’ /usr/bin/dumpcap” so non-root user will be able to capture packets; 2. The vSwitch in your ESXi host is in promiscuous mode; 3. The port group in which your VM that’s running sniffer is in VLAN … Continue reading

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Installing patches on an ESXi 5.x host from the command line (2008939)

I’d like to take a note, please check the original post for more detail. 1. Download patch file from the VMware patch portal and upload it to /vmfs/volumes/datastore/patches; 2. Enable ESXi Shell and SSH in host; 3. Migrate or power off the virtual machines running on … Continue reading

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