HP VMware ESXi 5.0 install media/ISO download location

This is just a quick blog post to notify me and others of where to download the HP version of ESXi 5.0 ISO with all the HP tools pre-installed.

The HP ESXi 5.0 Customized Image includes the following:
• HP Management Tools:
◦ HP CIM Providers
◦ HP NMI Driver
◦ HP iLO Driver
◦ HP CRU Driver
• VMware IOVP Certified Device Drivers added to HP ESXi 5.0 installation images for HP device
• VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch Release ESXi500-201109001




How to set the LoadBalancingPolicy using PowerCLI

As a virtualisation admin you maybe tasked with configuring VMware’s vSwitches in a particular load balancing configuration. I have had to do this for link aggregation between the teaming of my vmnic’s and physical Cisco switches.  See the link for more info:


Here’s how I did it using PowerCLI.

Connect-VIServer VirtualCenterServerFQDN
Get-VMHost -Name HostName | Get-VirtualSwitch -name vSwitchNumber |
Get-NicTeamingPolicy | Set-NicTeamingPolicy -LoadBalancingPolicy LoadBalanceIP

Just bear in mind you will need to set the, Virtual Center Server, Host Nane and vSwitch name.

I hope this helps!



Auto Deploy GUI

Yay! A GUI!  I do have friends out there who are master scripters however VMware’s latest fling is Auto Deploy GUI.  Traditionally to manage Auto Deploy images or VIB’s you need to know your way around PowerCLI.  Now you can just install the GUI to manage them!  See the link for more details:



vNews – January 2012

vNews is back for another month of informative cloud and virtualisation news podcast.  For when you’re too busy read the news, press releases and blog posts.  Just sit back in your commute or listen in the car and we tell you!

See all the links at Mike Lavericks blog: