powercli vsphere5 poster

Don’t forget to print the poster….
http://communities.vmware.com/thread/327234

Unmount nfs datastore error

When umouting nfs datastore which was not holding any powered vm we received error that this operation can’t be completed. I checked logs, nothing interesting in there. Tried couple workarounds, still nothing.

Apparently what we had to do in order to unmount nfs store is to unregister the vm templates from the datastore…

I hope that will save you a lot of time.

Lockdown mode in esxi5

As per vmware kb: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1008077

  • To check if Lockdown mode is enabled: vim-cmd -U dcui vimsvc/auth/lockdown_is_enabled
  • To disable Lockdown mode: vim-cmd -U dcui vimsvc/auth/lockdown_mode_exit
  • To enable Lockdown mode: vim-cmd -U dcui vimsvc/auth/lockdown_mode_enter