Restarting Management Agents on ESX Physical Hosts

Management services on physical hosts that are running VMware ESX can fail causing the following results: You cannot connect ESX/ESXi to VirtualCenter /vCenter Server You cannot connect directly to the ESX/ESXi host from the VMware Infrastructure Client / vSphere Client You cannot stop or start a virtual machine A virtual machine is shown as running… Read more »

How to Shrink a Thin VMDK on ESXi 5.x Offline

How to Shrink a Thin VMDK on ESXi 5.x Offline Over time virtual machine guests will grow in size if provisioned as a thin disk due to files being copied or log files being generated, once the files are unallocated (deleted or moved) the vmdk still reserves the location as used thus causing excessive white… Read more »