How to Fix “pbm.fault.pdm.fault.summary” Error when Perform VMware vMotion

Question : I have an issue when perform vMotion on of my virtual machine using VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.5. pbm.fault.pdm.fault.summary Answer : This is known issue by VMware where by the problems may occurs with two possible reasons. a) The inventory service fails to start because of an incorrect DNS entry or b) The inventory service … Read more

How to Deploy vCenter Server Appliance 5.5

vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 is a module for vCenter Server. VMware provide the simple way to deploy vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 into ESXi 5.5. It is via .ova or the .ovf file that can be download officially at VMware website. How to Deploy vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 1. To download the vCenter Server Appliance 5.x: a) Go … Read more

How to Install ESXi 5.5 Update 2 using USB Flash Drive

The following article will explain how you can install ESXi 5.5 Update 2 using USB Flash Drive. You can create bootable Live USB for ESXi 5.5 via UNetbootin. UNetbootin is a free tools that allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Linux ditribution such as Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS and other Linux distributions without … Read more

How to Enable Nested Virtualization on VMware ESXi 5.0/ESXi 5.1/ESXi 5.5/ESXi 6.0

Nested virtualization is when you run guest hypervisor, like ESXi 5 or later version, inside a virtual machine(VM) instead that on real physical server hardware. This will require hardware-assisted virtualization (HV) for 64-bit guests on AMD hardware. On my HP N40L Lab server, i have installed nested ESXi 5.0, ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 6.0 guest … Read more

How to Install VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi 5.5) Host

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX) is an enterprise-class, type-1 hypervisor developed by VMware to host the virtual machine. VMware ESXi 5.5 is included in the VMware vSphere 5.5 that was released on September 22, 2013. This post will explain how to install VMware ESXi 5.5 host. These steps has been prepared from the screenshot of the … Read more

How to Clone Virtual Machine using vmkfstools Command on ESXi 5.5

Vmkfstools command offers the ability to clone the contents of VMware virtual machines(VM) from (.vmdk ) disk format to another without the help vCenter. This is very useful to anyone who does not have a license to perform vCenter cloning. To change the virtual machine disks from one type to another, you must perform the … Read more

How to Upgrade Virtual Hardware of the VMware Virtual Machine

This article describes the steps to upgrade the hardware version of virtual machines to the latest version of ESXi. For virtual machines that are running on ESXi 5.x, VMware recommends that you upgrade the virtual hardware to the latest available version. ESXi/ESX version Virtual hardware version ESXi 5.5 10 ESXi 5.1 9 ESXi 5.0 8 … Read more

How to Fix Connection issue from WinXP 32 bit vSphere Client to vSphere 5.1/5.5/6.0

For those who are running Windows XP 32 bit and facing the issue while connecting the vSphere Client to connect to vCenter Server 5.5, ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 6.0 host directly, there is a solution provided by VMware. According to VMware KB, this is due to a Handshake failure. vSphere 5.1 and 5.5 uses the … Read more