Converting Virtual Box OVF to VMware ESXi

March 13, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Problem: I was attempting to deploy the Zabbix 3.4.x appliance consistiing of an OVF and singled VMDK to a UAT vCenter 5.5 deployment. The following error appeared: The OVF package requires unsupported hardware. Details: Line 25: Unsupported hardware family 'virtualbox-2.2'     Solution   Edit the OVF (in my case I used notepad++)   Change […]


esxi, ovf, unsupported hardware, virtual box,

Check the IP Address of iDRAC via ESXi Host

December 7, 2016 Jordansphere ESXi

Problem: Due to a disk failure I was trying to ascertain whether a partciular remote ESXi host had an iDRAC port and what the IP address was   Resolution: To find this: Click the host in question via vSphere Client -> Select Hardware Status -> The  expand the Baseboard Management Controller Sensor  


Dell, esxi, Idrac, IP Address,

PowerCLI Script to Get Number of CPUs, RAM and Provisioned HDD Size

February 25, 2016 Jordansphere VMware

The following script looks at particular folder (finance) on a vCenter Server then for each VM gets the number of CPUs, memory in GB and calculates the combined size of all HDDs. This is then exported to a csv file.   Connect-VIServer -Server {hostname} -User {username} -Password {password} Get-Folder 'Finance' | Get-VM | Sort Name -descending| Select-Object […]


combined, CPU, esxi, HDD, memoryGB,

Extending a VMware VMDK and LVM in CentOS 6

October 15, 2015 Jordansphere Linux

In this example I will be expanding a VMDK on virtual machine running on ESXi 5.5 from 100GB to 220GB. I will then increase the size of LVM in the Centos 6.7 guest to reflect this. Its always prudent to take a clone of the VM and/or ensure everything has been backed up before attempting to extend […]


6, esxi, expand extend centos, lvm, vmdk,

List and Remove VIBs from ESXi 5.0 Host

August 13, 2015 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Scenario: I wanted to remove the vcloud director agent from an ESXi host. vCloud director had been removed from the environment so I just wanted to tidy everything up. To do this you need to remove the VIB (VMware Installation Bundle). Firstly, list all the components on the ESXi host # esxcli software vib list […]


esxi, vib,

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