Tag: esx

Play with VM snapshots and linked-clones with ESXi command line tools

February 26, 2015
In this article, we will see how to create, commit, revert-to virtual machine snapshots from ESXi command line. We will also talk about the very useful “linked clones” that are related to the snapshot feature. Prerequisites Snapshots Create snapshots Get snapshot(s) list Remove/Commit a snapshot Revert to a snapshot Linked clone Create a linked clone Convert a linked clone to a full clone Prerequisites You only need to have a running VM on the ESXi...
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Nested VMware ESXi with virtualbox

January 25, 2015
For testing cases it could be very useful to host a nested (= virtualized) VMware ESXi on your desk or laptop machine. For my own needs, I had to install an ESXi on virtualbox. Here is my tutorial. Installation Prerequisites ESXi Virtual Machine creation ESXi installation and setup (optional) Bypassing the minimal requirements check Back to the installation Customize your nested ESXI IP settings SSH Server Conclusion Installation Prerequisites In order to install an ESXi...
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