Changes between Version 21 and Version 22 of VmwareEsxi


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12/15/11 16:20:37 (6 years ago)
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  • VmwareEsxi

    v21 v22  
    33=== Connecting to ESXi for the first time === 
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    5 ESXi is quite minimal and currently the client runs only on Windows, so you need to use Remote Desktop or a virtual machine such as VMWare Fusion. Once you're on Windows, connect to your ESXi installation with a web browser, such as https://myvmhost.example.com and accept the self-signed SSL certificate. You will see a link to "Download vSphere Client" (ESXi 4+) or "Download VMware Infrastructure Client" (ESXi 3.5). The installer will pull in prerequisites such as the .NET Framework. 
     5ESXi is quite minimal and currently the client runs only on Windows, so if you're on Mac or Linux you need to use Remote Desktop or a virtual machine such as VMWare Fusion. Once you're on Windows, connect to your ESXi installation with a web browser, such as https://myvmhost.example.com and accept the self-signed SSL certificate. You will see a link to "Download vSphere Client" (ESXi 5 or 4) or "Download VMware Infrastructure Client" (ESXi 3.5). The installer will pull in prerequisites such as Visual J# 2.0 Second Edition (!) and the .NET Framework. 
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    88=== Security Updates === 
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    10  * VMWare sends advisories to a [http://lists.vmware.com/mailman/listinfo/security-announce VMware Security Announcements] mailing list as well as Bugtraq. 
     10 * VMWare sends advisories to a [http://lists.vmware.com/mailman/listinfo/security-announce VMware Security Announcements] mailing list as well as Bugtraq. There is also the [http://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/findPatch.portal VMware patch download search page]. 
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    1212 * Your ESXi user have the "Administrator" role assigned in "Permissions" to install updates. Only root has that role by default. 
     
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    1717==== Installing Updates ==== 
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     19== ESXi 5 == 
     20 1. Download the patch zip file 
     21 2. Upload the patch to a datastore accessible to your ESXi 5 host 
     22 3. Put your ESXi 5 host into maintenance mode 
     23 3. Log into the host via SSH and run a command like 
     24{{{ 
     25esxcli software vib install --maintenance-mode --depot /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/ESXi500-201109001.zip  
     26}}} 
     27 
     28== ESXi 3.5 == 
    1829 1. Use the VMWare Infrastructure Update utility (installed with the Windows GUI client) to update 
    1930 2. In each VM, poweroff (not just [http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Security/halted-firewalls.html halt]). 
     
    4758 * From the VMWare Client ESXi host page, go to the Users and Groups tab and add a user  
    4859 * go to the Permissions tab, right-click to "Add Permission..." 
    49  * On the dialog click make sure "Read-Only" is showing on the right, then click "Add" on the left 
     60 * On the dialog click make sure "Read-Only" is showing on the right, then click "Add" on the left (NOTE: ESXi 5.0 seems to require "Administrator" role for WBEM use.)  
    5061 * Find your user and click "OK" and then "OK" again to confirm 
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