Bye Debian/Ubuntu guest customization, hello PowerCLI and Bash

Bye Debian/Ubuntu guest customization, hello PowerCLI and Bash

With the vSphere 5 release VMware decided to drop some operating systems using the guest customization wizard. This was already announced with the 4.1 release notes and has gone active now. I guess VMware had the idea that in time people would replace them with supported guest systems. Quote from the KB: Starting with vSphere 5.0, the support for customization of these operating systems is deprecated: Debian (All versions) Ubuntu (All versions) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Update 1-7 Red…

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Becoming VCP5: A little extra from VMware

Becoming VCP5: A little extra from VMware

After passing the VCP5 exam, I received the normal e-mail regarding the online transcript to fill in the correct information for sending me the paper certificate. While filling in the information I noticed there was a new option called “VMware Workstation 8”. It seems VMware decided to grant 1 permanent license if you pass :-). Sadly there is no VMware Fusion 4 option, only VMware Workstation 8 (Windows or Linux). After completing the transcript it takes about 5 days before…

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My personal VCP5 experience

My personal VCP5 experience

About 2 weeks ago I passed the VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 (VCP510) exam. Since I already had VCP410 I decided to be fast and upgrade without following any courses (for those working on it this can be done until the end of February). I must say the exam was quite the challenge. I must agree with everyone else: comparing it with VCP4, this one is truly harder. The exam itself is in the same format as VCP4, this…

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Disabling ” SSH/ESXi shell for the host has been enabled” warnings

Disabling ” SSH/ESXi shell for the host has been enabled” warnings

When enabling SSH or ESXi shell on a ESXi host you will get a warning in the client summary tab. This can be disabled by changing the UserVars.SuppressShellWarning to 1. To do this follow the steps below: Select the ESXi host Click the Configuration tab Under Software, choose Advanced Settings Navigate towards UserVars Change the value of UserVars.SuppressShellWarning to 1 Save the change by clicking OK The warning will be gone after this. You can enable it again by changing…

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VMware Console: Disabling repeated characters

VMware Console: Disabling repeated characters

This is something that happened quite a few times to me when installing a new Linux VM. While pressing a key the character gets repeated quite some times. This is quite annoying since this will result in wrong passwords, servernames,… and a lot of frustration. To resolve this problem you can do the following (using the vSphere client): Power off the specific VM Right click the specific VM and select Edit Settings Click Options, General and finally Configuration Parameters In…

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