Setup vSphere 7.x (ESXi) for Persistent Serial Port

There are a couple ways to do this the first is what VMware provides in the Install Guide. The second is something I have been doing since the 5/6 days of ESXi. It requires a SSH session to be enabled which you can do within the web manager under Host->Actions->Services->Enable SSH. First Method: Use vCenter … Continue reading Setup vSphere 7.x (ESXi) for Persistent Serial Port

vSphere 7 as a Nested Cluster within Centos 8 and KVM

What is a Nested VM? Nested virtualization refers to virtualization that runs inside an already virtualized environment. In other words, it's the ability to run a hypervisor inside of a virtual machine (VM), which itself runs on a hypervisor. Why do this? As for me I have an R440 single CPU 10 core 20 threads with 64G of memory. I have … Continue reading vSphere 7 as a Nested Cluster within Centos 8 and KVM

VMware 6.5 to 6.7 Upgrade Workaround for Older CPUs

I have three Dell T110s and wanted to upgrade them from vSphere 6.5 to 6.7. The issue I had was incompatible hardware. Although for what I use it for it should be fine there has been updates on what CPU is currently supported. With newer CPUs there is advanced features that older ones just don't … Continue reading VMware 6.5 to 6.7 Upgrade Workaround for Older CPUs

Setup Kickstart Server using Centos 7 for PXE Boot as a VM for VMware Fusion

I don't believe in recreating the wheel, so I am referencing a few sites that I found to be very useful in configuring Kickstart the first time. Instead of coping the verbiage in most instances I will reference a site I used. There you will be able to get the necessary information for setting up … Continue reading Setup Kickstart Server using Centos 7 for PXE Boot as a VM for VMware Fusion