How to restart management agents on ESX or ESXi host

If you are not unable to connect ESXi server to vCenter, or when you cannot connect to ESXi server from VI client it may be necessary to restart the management agents on ESX or ESXi host. To restart the management agents on ESXi 6.x This applies to ESX4/5.x/6.x For the restart of the management agents (mgmt-vmware … Read more

VMware: Intermittent Error: Unexpected character ‘’ (code 65279 / 0xfeff) in prolog; expected ‘<' at [row,col {unknown-source}]: [1,1] pop up in Windows vSphere client ?

Recently, I got the error below when using the vSphere client. Problem: I have only tested this solution on: Solution: Repair your installation of Microsoft Visual J#® 2.0 Redistributable Package – Second Edition (x64) Download The error went away after repair. In trying to google the error some user have reported that uninstall the patch KB3147458 worked for … Read more

ESXi 6.0 not detecting BROCADE HBA adapter

Steps: Make sure HBA is connected on the PCI slot and visible under esx hardware list:

Check if VMKernel can detect any storage via Fibre Channel

(output will be blank line if HBA driver is missing but HBA appears to be in PCI card determined from step 1)

Search and download the … Read more

Remove licensing from ESXi host

WARNING: This is for education/informational testing/development purposes only, and should not be used on a production server. WARNING: This trick will only work with an ESX(i) stand alone server.  It will not work if the ESX(i) server is connected to a vCenter Server, as the vCenter Server knows better than to let you do this.  … Read more

How to Install VMware Tools on RHEL 7/CentOS 7

VMware Tools is one of important components for virtual machine (VM) in order get excellent performance. It is a group of utilities that help to enhances the overall performance of the virtual machine’s guest operating system (OS) and improves management of the VM. Without the VMware Tools, guest OS performance will lacks some of the … Read more