Automatically Reboot VMWare ESXi Exception 14 Purple Screen

I have an ESXi VMWare server that has had a couple of purple screens now. Unfortunately, the default is to sit there and wait for some user interaction. This happens to require knowing about it, then a 30 minute drive Continue reading Automatically Reboot VMWare ESXi Exception 14 Purple Screen

How to Patch VMWare ESXi 5.5 from Command Line

*Note* Patches can be found by going to the Patch Portal. http://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/findPatch.portal  Recently after upgrading from VMWare 4.1 to VMWare ESXi 5.5 I ran into an issue with a Windows 2008 VPN server getting the following error message. PPTP VPN Continue reading How to Patch VMWare ESXi 5.5 from Command Line

Restart VMware Tools on Window’s Virtual Machines

  I keep running into an issue where VMTools will display a status of “not running” after rebooting some machines too fast, say after a Windows Update or just because they feel like it. One fix is to simply reboot Continue reading Restart VMware Tools on Window’s Virtual Machines