How do I set an advanced setting which is not listed through esxcli on the commandline?

Someone asked this question recently, and it is a valid point, it seems that some namespaces are not available through esxcli when it comes to the advanced settings. Now you can of course set the advanced settings via the UI, but in some cases you may need/want to script them. This is possible when you use one of the … [Read more...]

VMware: Install Broadcom 5720 network adapter

Today I installed a new Dell PowerEdgde R620 host with vSphere 5.0 update 1. The Intel Ethernet I350 adapter was recognized and installed correct but the Broadcom 5720 wasn’t. I downloaded the latest Broadcom driver CD from VMware and uploaded the extracted content to my local datastore. To install the drivers I used … [Read more...]

Connectivity issue when upgrading Dell R620 to ESXi 5.1 build 914609

When building a couple of new ESX hosts based on Dell R620 systems, I used the Dell customized iso VMware-VMvisor-Installer-5.1.0-799733.x86_64-Dell_Customized_RecoveryCD_A01.iso to install ESXi Those Dell systems had 4 Broadcom nics (2 x 1Gb + 2 x 10Gb) and 2 Intel 10Gb nics Install went fine, and I decided to upgrade … [Read more...]