Recently, a comment came to the community about extending a virtual disk and the filesystem within. Given the filesystem type, it is possible to extend without rebooting the guest operating system, even if it is the boot device. In fact, it has been possible to do this on Linux and Windows for many years, but […]
My latest vSphere 6.7 upgrade issues were troublesome, frustrating, and problematic. VMware Update Manager (VUM) would not update a host. I tried to do an update many ways at many times, but it always showed as out of compliance even though the version of ESXi installed was the most recent version. VUM was broken. Or […]
All the install instructions for the latest VMware PowerCLI say to use the Install-Module cmdlet. Unfortunately, on stock 2012R2, this cmdlet does not exist. Therefore, getting to the latest PowerCLI is nearly impossible. There are, however, several solutions.
I use VMware NSX-V to provide security services for my virtual environment: edge gateway and distributed firewall. These services do not require the software-defined networking features to be enabled. At least not yet. That could change. Given my use for security, upgrading NSX-V is important to my environment. Here are the steps I follow when […]
I have been using a kvm-client for years. This is a VM running within KVM, but it has a physical keyboard, mouse, and display. From my desk, you do not even know that it is a VM. Until recently, I could not upgrade my NVIDIA drivers or my kernel with the latest security patches. This […]