Tag Archives: ESXi

Send a Tweet Directly from a VMware ESXi Host

For my VMworld 2016 breakout sessions this year, I wanted to demonstrate new functionality that was added to Auto Deploy. ¬†After exploring a few ideas, I settled on leveraging the new Script Bundle feature to send a post-boot tweet directly … Continue reading

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Automatically prepare an ESXi ISO image for PXE booting

Use this shell script to extract and modify the contents of an ESXi ISO image for use with PXE boot installation. Continue reading

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What are you doing with nested virtualization?

Virtualizing vSphere enables many possibilites for learning and experimenting. What you *you* doing with nested virtualization? Continue reading

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VMware ESXi 5 Interactive PXE Installation Improvements

VMware ESXi 5 media can be used for interactive PXE installs without creating the image.tgz file that ESXi 4.1 required. A “prefix” directive for boot.cfg also makes it easier to organize various versions of the install media into subdirectories. Continue reading

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VMware vSphere can virtualize itself + 64-bit nested guests

VMware vSphere 5 makes it even easier to virtualize ESXi, and can now run nested 64-bit guests. Continue reading

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