Automatically Reboot VMware ESX Host after Purple Screen of Death (PSOD)

  The default and recommended setting is to leave the purple screen of death up to help you notice that the host has died and also leave the PSOD up to help troubleshoot the issue because on reboot you can loose your logs. 1. Shell (SSH) into the physical host or access the host directly… Read more »

Install VMTools for Ubuntu or Debian using Bash Scripts

If you are looking to install VMware VMTools on multiple Ubuntu or Debian Linux servers and don’t feel like typing commands all day then you can run this bash script to install it automatically so long as you are willing to accept all defaults. 1. Mount VMtools 2. Create script folder

3. Create scripting… Read more »

Change VMware ESX Scatch Config Location (.locker)

Best practice for a .locker scratch folder VMware recommends that the ESXi has a persistent scratch location available for storing temporary data including logs, diagnostic information and system swap space however it is not a absolute requirement. Persistent scratch space may be provisioned on a FAT 16, VMFS or NFS partition accessible by the phyiscal… Read more »