Tag Archives: commandline

vusb seen as an available network adapter?

sam.aaron/ July 23, 2013/ Daily, ESXi, HowTo, VMware/ 0 comments

Recently, I had to install ESXi 4.1 on an IBM x3850 X5. Once the install was completed and I started configuring the host, I noticed something odd. I had a new vswitch and a network adapter that was defined as vusb0. WTF? At first, I thought I was imagining things. I opened the network adapters view, and sure enough there

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Fixing Renumbered vmnics

sam.aaron/ May 20, 2010/ Daily, ESX, VMware/ 0 comments

I’ve been in a situation where I’ve installed a new NIC and it renumbered the vmnics within an ESX host. The reason this became an issue was that the Service Console vmnic was one of the vmnics that was affected. Thus I lost my access to the ESX host. Thankfully, I could just drive over to the Datacenter and fix

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Stopping an Unresponsive VM

sam.aaron/ May 15, 2010/ Daily, ESX, VMware/ 0 comments

Sometimes a Virtual Machine can’t be stopped via the VIClient. The job just hangs. There are a number of options to stop your Virtual Machine from within the Service Console. Keep in mind that these are last resort options! Stopping the virtual machine by issuing the command: vmware-cmd /vmfs/volumes/datastorename/vmname/vmname.vmx stop This must be done on the ESX host where the

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