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VNC to VMware guests

posted 24 Feb 2016, 07:37 by DR Labs   [ updated 10 Apr 2016, 00:03 ]

Configure the VM by adding these lines to the VMX file

VM must be shut down to configure

RemoteDisplay.vnc.enabled = [true|false]

RemoteDisplay.vnc.port = [port #]

RemoteDisplay.vnc.password = [optional]

More detail here: -

http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2012/01/using-vnc-client-to-connect-to-vms-in.html

Configure the ESXi firewall

In the server configuration > Security Profile

Firewall > Properties

Enable the rule for gdbserver (more ports than required)

If you wish to create a custom rule limiting the ports, more detail can be found here: -

http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2011/07/how-to-create-custom-firewall-rules-in.html

Basically, edit /etc/vmware/firewall/service.

xml or create a custom XML file in that folder with your own custom rules.


Deploy VCSA 6.0 in ESX

posted 10 Feb 2016, 13:46 by DR Labs   [ updated 10 Apr 2016, 00:03 ]

Download VCSA 6.0 ISO
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?productId=490&downloadGroup=VC600
open with WINRAR and extract vmware-vcsa from the vcsa folder then rename it with the extension .ova
deploy into ESXi but don't power on
once deployed download the vmx file and add the following configuration, changing where necessary then power on-
###
guestinfo.cis.appliance.net.addr.family = "ipv4"
guestinfo.cis.appliance.net.mode = "static"
guestinfo.cis.appliance.net.addr = "192.168.0.199"
guestinfo.cis.appliance.net.prefix = "24"
guestinfo.cis.appliance.net.gateway = "192.168.0.1"
guestinfo.cis.appliance.net.dns.servers = "192.168.0.1"
guestinfo.cis.vmdir.password = "password123"
guestinfo.cis.appliance.root.passwd = "password123"
###
when the vm finishes booting
open your browser and enter the address
Username - administrator@vsphere.local
Password - as above

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