Posts Tagged ‘esxi’
Unable to establish CIM session with ESX server: The remote server returned an error: (501) Not Implemented.
We see Cipher Errors , SHA-1 was decomissioned in window with a windows update
4.1 is Out of Support as of Last year : https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2039567
Need to update Vmware
After I found HP’s version of 6.5 wasn’t stable yet : http://pariswells.com/blog/random/hp-vmware-6-5-psod
We needed to roll back to v6 UP2
You can usually do this if you’ve done an upgrade by Pressing SHIFT and R on the Vmware load screen and roll back to the old version. For some reason the upgrade process had not set a restore point so we will have to do this manually.
I did try the below method of backing up and restore the config files , however this does not work between versions 🙁
vicfg-cfgbackup.pl --server ESXi_host_IP_address -s backup.tgz vicfg-cfgbackup.pl --server=ESXi_host_IP_address --username=root -l backup.tgz vicfg-cfgbackup.pl --server=ESXi_host_IP_address --username=root -r
So we will have to do this manually
Settings to copy down before reinstall.
- IP/Subnet/Gateway and DNS of Server
- All VSwitch Configurations ( Names , Vlan ID’s ) as well as VKernel IP’s
- Make sure if your using NFS You get the paths for these , also check the VSwitch Active Active Settings ( E.g. IP Hash )
- Scratch Disk Locations ( Click the Configuration tab, then click Advanced Settings under Software. Ensure that Syslog.global.logDir )
- NTP Settings
Reinstall server from scratch and reenter manually
To get the lastest firmware/drivers
Instead of downloading the application , then creating a ISO with the lastest drivers, this website has every bootable iso already made and updated. just replace the M610 with what ever you have.
Dell ESXI Install
https://dell.com/support -> Browse for a Product -> Select Servers, Storage & Networking ->PowerEdge -> Select Support Platform (See Dell VMware ESXi 6.0 blog for supported platforms) ->Drivers & Downloads -> click Change OS & select VMware ESXi 6.0 -> Expand Enterprise Solutions
If you have a support contract with Vmware there’s a few upgrade routes you can take without purchasing licenses per link : http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2059926
5.1 -> 5.5
5.5 -> 6