VMware Template – Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS

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Thanks to VMUG advantage I’m running the latest and greatest versions of ESXi and vCenter Server. However, applying a simple VM customization during Ubuntu 18.04.3 template deployment resulted in the network being set but not connected even though the template was. I ended up combining parts of this helpful script seen at Jim Angel’s site […]

VMware PowerCLI 10 Setup

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I found that the latest version of PowerCLI 10 ran fine in 32-bit mode but VS Code, Powershell ISE, or Powershell console in 64-bit mode were unable to load the module.  I would get the following errors when trying to import the newly installed module: Could not load file or assembly ‘log4net, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304’ […]

VMware Manual Download Not Working

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Trying to get at that sweet esxi 6.7 ISO and your manual download button does absolutely nothing?  I found https://communities.vmware.com/thread/518378 and since my pfSense DNSBL feed contains PiHole lists I wanted to do some further digging.  Running tail -f /var/log/pfblockerng/dnsbl.log  while refreshing the download page reveled the following domain block: tags.tiqcdn.com Then a grep -r 'tiqcdn' /var/db/pfblockerng/dnsbl/*  showed the domain in […]

VMware 5.5 U3 CentOS 7 Image Prep

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You can find a lot of scripts for vSphere 5.5 CentOS 7 images + customization specs but I found most were dated due to newer releases of open vm tools.  I experimented with the CentOS 7 minimal ISO and found this script accomplished everything I needed with guest OS set to  ‘CentOS 4/5/6/7 (64-bit)’, NIC using DHCP, and only […]