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Patch VMware ESXi hosts by command line

There a several ways to patch a VMware ESXi server. vSphere Update Manager (VUM) can update for example a complete ESXi host cluster fully automatic. vSphere Update Manager requires a vCenter Server. When you don’t have a vCenter Server patching can be done from the command line. Here is a quick …

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Upgrading VMware Update Manager to 5.5 U3e fails

When upgrading VMware Update Manager (VUM) to 5.5 Update 3e the following error occurs: VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vthread-3) GetProcAddress: Failed to resolve ENGINE_load_aesni: 127 This issue occurs when upgrading to VMware Update Manager to 5.5 Update 3e. I’ve seen this error …

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VMware ESXi6 Password Policy

With VMware ESXi 6 the password policy is changed and require to use more complex passwords. The password policy in ESXi 6 has the following requirements: Passwords must contain characters from at least three character classes. Passwords containing characters from three character classes must be at …

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