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Extend LVM partition in CentOS 7/8 under VmWare

Add more space on the disk in VmWare console. Run cfdisk and check that you see free space after /dev/sda5. In my case there are /dev/sda4 as extended partition and /dev/sda5 as LVM2 partition in extended. Remember start sectors for /dev/sda4 and sda5. Delete /dev/sda5. Don’t worry – your data will be OK. Delete /dev/sda4. […]

Vmware ESXi (6.5) backup/restore a configuration

Ooops. My USB-flash drive with ESXi 6.5 onboard was failed. The host was working but couldn’t save any changes in the configuration and etc. I connected to the host with PowerCLI and saved the configuration into a file: Get-VMHostFirmware -VMHost myESXi -BackupConfiguration -DestinationPath d:\backup Then I built a new USB-flash disk with fresh ESXi 6.5 […]

VMware player + registry clean + incorrect uninstall

Delete these keys (UpgradeCodes helps me): VMware Player 2.x/3.x/4.x/5.x/6.x/7.x and Workstation Player 12.x HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\AE11A35A5900F39468AF1AE5A8684A50 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\AE11A35A5900F39468AF1AE5A8684A50 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\AE11A35A5900F39468AF1AE5A8684A50 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\AE11A35A5900F39468AF1AE5A8684A50 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\7A26F0EA2A1AF704F9C48439B99DDAD8 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\7A79579133DA8984D9E8376086814B46 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\AE11A35A5900F39468AF1AE5A8684A50 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A53A11EA-0095-493F-86FA-A15E8A86A405} HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\UpgradeCodes\3F935F414A4C79542AD9C8D157A3CC39 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc.

Monitoring HDDs in ESXi with MegaRAID

Download MegaRAID SAS VMware SMIS Provider VIB from the Support & Downloads tab on this page. Enable SSH on my ESXi host. This involved the following steps: Go to the Configuration tab for the host in vSphere Client Select “Security Profile” under Software Click the “Properties…” hyperlink next to Services Click on “SSH” in the […]

VmWare ESXi CLI useful commands

Show services on the host and their default state upon boot (on/off) cat /etc/chkconfig.db Restart all services on the host /sbin/ restart Show config file of vCenter vpxa agent cat /etc/vmware/vpxa/vpxa.cfg Enter maintenance mode vim-cmd hostsvc/maintenance_mode_enter Virtual machine operations vim-vmd solo/registervm <path to VM’s .vmx file> – register VM on a host vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms – list […]

VMWare converting and boot ERROR 0x0000007B

Нашел как порешать эту ошибку перед конвертацией. Если с 2003 и ХП это можно было решить и так, то с 2008 и выше – это проблема. Оригинал: Injecting SCSI controller device drivers into Windows when it fails to boot after converting it with VMware Converter Symptoms Conversion fails between 97% and 99%. The virtual […]