Here I will collect VMware relevant downloads and usefull links


Location of log files for VMware products To determine the default log locations for VMware products, see: kb.vmware.com/kb/1021806  


RVTools is a windows .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts. This is a must have tool if want to see any information about you’re VMware infrastructure. You can download it for free here : http://www.robware.net/  

Useful Links

Upgrade the VMware vCenter Server Appliance – Link to VMware vSphere 5.1 Documentation Center  

Useful commands

esxcli storage core adapter list (Lists all storage adapters in a host, good for identifying HBA WWN's)

esxcli storage core device vaai status get (Shows if a storage array has VAAI support)

esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore/ESXi5_update.zip (updates the ESXi host)

cat vmkernel.log | grep ERROR (Will list all lines in in eg. the vmkernel.log file where it sees "ERROR")

Useful file locations

vMA ships with Java and can be found here : /usr/java/jre-vmware/bin – This is useful eg. when installing APC software on the vMA.  

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