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Hello All, this post deals with fixing the ESXi Host, Host name resolution failing in Test Management Network settings.

HostName-Failed

If you have the DNS entry created in your AD, and able to ping the ESXi host from a windows machine, but from ESXi box this is failing, then please follow below steps.

To fix this, all you have to do is – Delete the hosts file backup created in ESXi box. This should be done via SSH, where putty tool is installed in a same LAN windows machine. Note: To access SSH from Putty tool of the ESXi box, you must first enable this SSH from ESXi DCUI interface, that is accessible from ESXi interface by pressing the F2 button. Once in there, you have to select Troubleshooting options and then Enable SSH from there. See below Image…

 

ssh

Once it is enabled, you can access ESXi shell from Putty tool. Open putty and enter IP or Hostname of ESXi and enter credentials when terminal is open for you.

Putty-1

Navigate to etc directory as shown below and delete the Hosts.backup file from etc dir

Putty-2

Putty-3

ESXi-1

ESXi-Hostname_Success

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I have recently faced this Script error while installing VMware Workstation on my Laptop. This is quite annoying that we can’t past this screen even accepting the error with “YES” or “NO”.

VMware Communities recommended to  install it in Silent mode background install, Hopefully that worked for some people, who are lucky maybe if they haven’t saw this awesome method whilst their time…

This method involves, just changing your temp file directory temporarily. So a minor changes are needed to install VMware Workstation Successfully on your Machine, bypassing the script errors and any issues.

First off, Go to System properties by right-clicking the computer and selecting the properties option, and then following to click the Advanced System Settings in the Left hand side 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once You are at this Environment Variables Screen, All you have to do is to Edit the TEMP and TMP FILES Path to C:\Tmp path. Once you do that with the system and user variables, the installation will proceed smoothly. Remember to copy the paths of the original “TEMP” and “TMP” paths to “Notepad” to revert back to original TEMP and TMP paths once Workstation installation has been successful. Do for the both System and User environment variables.

When changed to C:\Tmp file path, the extracting files of Vmware workstation would be done to Tmp file in C, where the script errors that are occuring can be fully resolved with this method. The temp path has issues when reading the index.htm file in extracted Vmware folder. You can name your TEMP and TMP files as you wish, but remember to revert back to original PATHS for TEMP and TMP in environment variables, once your installation is made.

Hope this helps other panicked, irritated patrons.

Chaladi

 


It’s been long time, visiting again this blog for another Worth post. This time I have been to blog intentionally to post about Setting up the user-defined name to the Virtual Machine, which will be worth using; helpful in navigating through the open tabs of VM’s or for the sake of easy viewing purposes.

VMware Logo

The below Video unveils the setting up of VM Name:

The network has been changed from NAT to Bridged for the sake of internal VM’s communication.

If the internet access or need to communicate with the Host operating system by the VM; Guest operating system, the NAT (Network Address Translation) should be left unchanged or to be configured for intended operation.

The removal of Floppy from the configuration window has been made intentionally to show, how the removal can be used as well. The removal of FLOPPY is recommended for some Computers, one which affects the boot process if the boot process is configured accordingly and had the FLOPPY in the Drive

The CDROM drive has been seen here with the “using C:\program files\ xxxxx” however if u want to use the original physical drive, you should choose  “USE PHYSICAL DRIVE”, It sets the HOST O.S (your original desktop or laptop’s O.S) CDROM drive to used. If you want to use the physical drive in the VMware as if yuo use the drive physically.

The rest queries could be answered here; however related posts and further advanced settings and configurations could be expected in the future blog posts.

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