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PowerCLI: enable SSH and configure ESXi host Firewall

Here is a post to help you be able to configure SSH to start automatically. This is done by PowerCLI scripts that hide the shell warning message and configure the ESXi firewall to allow connection from specific  IP addresses. You first … Read More

Configuring SNMP Traps for ESXi/ESX 3.5, 4.x, and 5.x

Details To generate virtual machine and environmental traps from ESXi/ESX 3.5, 4.x, and 5.x hosts, you must configure and enable the embedded SNMP agent. You cannot use the Net-SNMP-based agent to generate these traps, although it can receive GET transactions … Read More

vSphere 5.1 New Storage Features

VMFS File Sharing Limits In previous versions of vSphere, the maximum number of hosts which could share a read-only file on a VMFS volume was 8. The primary use case for multiple hosts sharing read-only files is of course linked … Read More

Working with Alarms and Email Alerts from vSphere – vCenter

As you may already know vCenter comes with a few default alarms such as ESX host connection state and usage alarms. These are useful but only are visible if you are logged into vCenter with VI Client however it can … Read More