ESX Whitebox

In a previous post, I created some very cheap ESX servers.  Well, with ESXi 5 coming out, my own dual xeon wasn’t cutting it anymore.  It was stuck at 2x500gig drives, and 6gigs of ram.  The dual xeon had no virtualization on chip, and a total of 4 cores.  It …

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Patching ESXi 5.0

In a previous post: http://rageweb.info/2011/07/26/patching-esxi/, I documented how to do updates to ESXi 4.x.  This was well and great, but ESXi 5.0 is the new hotness.  Luckily, everything has changed…. again. First step is to update your CLI -> http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vcli/ Next, you have to upload your patches to the box.  Previously we …

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Patching ESXi

Updating ESXi is a big pain in the butt, lets be honest. So I wanted to document out how to do it, for my future. So the first thing is we have to have VSphere CLI installed. You can get that here: http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vcli/ Next, we need to download the patches. …

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