VMware ESXi 5 Cannot Detect SD Card In HP BL460c G8

When installing VMware ESXi on an HP BL460c G8, the SD card can’t be detected. If your SD card can’t be detected by ESXi during installation, this is because you have set the HP Power Profile to Maximum Performance. To fix this, change the profile back to the default and the SD card will be […]
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Windows Failed To Start – VMware ESXi PXE

When trying to PXE boot a VM on VMware ESXi, you can get this error: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: Insert you Windows installation disc and restart your computer. Choose your language setting, and then click “Next.” Click “Repair your computer.” If […]
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The Required Client Support Files Need To Be Retrieved From The Server vSphereClient.VMware.com And Installed

When trying to connect to vSphere or an ESXi host, you get: Updating The required client support files need to be retrieved from the server “vsphereclient.vmware.com” and installed. Click Run the installer or Save the installer. This is because the version of ESXi or vSphere that you are connecting to is different to the version […]
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PuTTY Connection Refused When Connecting To ESXi Over SSH

You may find that your connection is refused when you try to connect to a VMware ESXi host and you get this error: PuTTY Fatal Error Network error: Connection refused The network connection is refused because ESXi is set to refuse SSH connections. To allow PuTTY to connect to ESXi over SSH, do the following: Log […]
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