Category Archives: VMware

Installing OpenSource Storage QuadStor

No need to describe it – google Quadstor to find out more.  Here is a simple way to install on Debian 7 Net Install (64 bit of course):

apt-get install uuid-runtime build-essential sg3-utils apache2 psmisc linux-headers-`uname -r` ntp git sudo vi /etc/ntp.conf service ntp restart cd /root git clone --branch opensource https://github.com/quadstor/quadstorvirt.git quadstor cd quadstor ./installworld debian7

Installing VMware Tools From Their REPO

First browse to:

http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/latest/repos

And pick your repo

In linux wget and then rpm –Uvh the item

Then you can use the package manager to install vmware-tools-esx-nox or whichever package you want.

Updating ESX Host from CLI

vim-cmd vmsvc/power.shutdown ID

esxcli system maintenanceMode set -e yes

esxcli software vib update –dry-run -d http://vibsdepot.hp.com/index.xml

esxcli software vib install –dry-run -d http://vibsdepot.hp.com/index.xml

esxcli system maintenanceMode set -e no

reboot