How to add, manage local users in ESXi host 6.x & 7.x?

In this post we will explore managing local users on ESXi host through CLI, GUI and also discuss role management in local ESXi host. The process is identical in ESXi 6.x as well as ESXi 7.x version. For all versions of ESXi, you can see the list of predefined users in the /etc/passwd file. Usually, you should manage … Continue reading How to add, manage local users in ESXi host 6.x & 7.x?

Which SCSI Controller to use for Virtual machine?

When we create a virtual machine, we can see the storage controller setting as below. Lets see what each of them do mean before we talk about changing the controller type for a VM. Bus Logic ParallelFirst emulated vSCSI controllers available in the VMware platform. In Windows server 2000, this driver available by default. This … Continue reading Which SCSI Controller to use for Virtual machine?

ESXi Logs in DCUI Console

In DCUI Console, under system logs you will find 6 logs as listed below. Syslog.log Vmkernal.log Config (sysboot.log) Management Agent (hostd.log) Virutalcenter agent (vpxa.log) Vmware esxi observation log (vobd) Syslog.log Syslog.log holds logs for Management service initialization, watchdogs, scheduled tasks and DCUI use. We can view this log at https://<ESXi FQDN or IP>/host/syslog.log Vmkernal.log This … Continue reading ESXi Logs in DCUI Console