best way to backup vmware guest os vm

The Process to Back-up – Manual

Open your vSphere client
Turn off the VM you want to back-up
Delete and consolidate any snapshots you may have
Highlight the VM in the left pane
Click File — Export OVF Template
Give your export a name, location to export to and whether you want it in single file or multi file mode. Folder of files (OVF) mode should be used if you want to later deploy the VM over a web server. Single file (OVA) mode should be used if it doesn’t need to be published via a web server. Use if you want to transfer over USB, back-up to some other storage, et cetera.
The Process to Restore

Open the vSphere client
Click File — Deploy OVF Template
Locate the .ova file or input the URL where the .ovf is stored
Click Next and input name of the new VM and other fields as necessary

Esxi 6.5 with Realtek 8168 network driver integrated


ESXi 6.5 Install Error | “Failed to Validate Acceptance Level. Failed to Check Acceptance Level: None”

check the bios / cmos settings, change boot settings to legacy mode, there are few setting need changes

Cannot change the host configuration

You need to run the following command for each disk that you’re having issues with (this overwrites the partition table with a standard msdos one which VMware can work with);
NOTE: This will ERASE ALL DATA on the disk in question so be careful to select the right disks!

Within the vSphere client under Configuration – Security Profile start the ESXi Shell and SSH services
Use a terminal program of your choice (e.g. Putty or XShell) and connect to the ESXi server

I use powercli:
connect-viserver -Server -User root -Password passwordforthe server

Find the Disk ID for the array (cd /dev/disks then ls)
Run the following command to partition them –

# partedUtil mklabel /dev/disks/01000000005332554c4a39464336303933383920202020202053543634304c msdos

vmware, how to Custom ESXi ISO with Image Builder PowerCLI Cmdlets

vmware, how to Custom ESXi ISO with Image Builder PowerCLI Cmdlets
integrate network drive to ESXI iso

6. Add a package by name to an image profile: PowerCLI C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\vSphere PowerCLI> Add-EsxSoftwarePackage -ImageProfile “My custom profile” -SoftwarePackage “vib.*”

Set-EsxImageProfile -Name string -AcceptanceLevel level=CommunitySupported

imageprofile set –level=CommunitySupported

1. get-esximageprofile
2. Add-EsxSoftwareDepot -DepotUrl C:\*.zip
3. Get-EsxImageProfile
4. New-EsxImageProfile -CloneProfile “ESX-5.0-234567-standard” \
-Name “My custom profile” -AcceptanceLevel CommunitySupported
5. Get-esximageprofile
check if the new imageprofile created?
6. get-esxsoftwarepackage
7. Add-EsxSoftwareDepot -DepotUrl c:\*.zip
8. get-esxsoftwarepackage
find the depot just added, you will need this depot name for next command line
9. Add-EsxSoftwarePackage -ImageProfile “custom profile name” -SoftwarePackage “the depot name you just added”
10. Export-EsxImageProfile -ImageProfile YourCustomProfileName -FilePath c:\customprofileName.iso -ExportToIso

hp laptop reset

copy bios files to usb, hold 4 arrow key, then press power button

is not accessible. you might not have permission to use this network resource

Disable offline files in Windows XP
on OCTOBER 3, 2010
In Windows XP we can disable offline files/Client side cache in the following way.
(Initial steps are pretty much the same as Enabling offline files)
Open My computer from start menu
Click on Tools from the menu bar.
Now select Folder options and then click on Offline Files tab in the Folder options window
Now unselect the check button ‘Enable Offline files’ and close the windows.
To disable offline files using registry hack you can refer the article Disabling offline Files

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