ESXi 5.1 SNMP Service Starting Failure

When you look up how to change the SNMP community for ESXi 5.1, VMWare has an article¬†that displays the command to change the community of the SNMP service via the esxcli command. But when you attempt to actually¬†start the service in the GUI, you get this error: This leads to an article by VMWare about […]


VMware Tools Installation On A XenServer Migrated VM

I recently had a few CentOS machines that were migrated from XenServer to VMWare. There was a curious problem where the /dev/cdrom would not exist to be mounted when the VMWare tools image was mounted to the VM. When attempting to mount the CDROM’s usual location, I would get the error “mount: you must specify […]


Installing ESXi VMWare Tools On CentOS

I needed a quick reference article for installing the VMWare tools on CentOS VM’s that I spin up in the environment. **EDIT** I had some problems on some upgraded from xenserver VMs not finding the CDROM. See workthrough here. /**EDIT** 1, Mount the VMWare tools on the virtual machine. do a quick update/prereq #yum install […]