After disabling all that ‘Smartware’ software as explained by on Western Digital’s website, I still had failures installing ESXi 4.1 when mcopy tries to grab the kickstart file. And after loading all you get to see is: [cc lang=”bash”] rescanning in 10 second(s), press to rescan immediately. [/cc] This happened with another drive I had […]
ESXi 4.1 kickstart is adequate for most things but I still have several issues with it that I consider ‘bugs’: 1. If you’re not connected to a network, it doesn’t work. This is fine since most people will be on a network with VMware anyway right? Fine, I’ll let this one slide. But if you […]
Many servers don’t have DVD drives nor CD drives, so installing ESXi 4.1 with a CD is not optimal. Sure you could always buy a USB DVD drive, but why not try to be cool and do it with a USB stick instead? I’m actually a bigger fan of doing things through PXE. Network installs […]
I do a lot of provisioning on my vmware machines to test features of xCAT. VMware’s built in DHCP server conflicts with my own. I turn it off by issuing: sudo kill -15 sudo cat /var/run/vmnet-dhcpd-vmnet1.pid Then I take DHCP into my own hands.