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Running scripts on the ESXi shell with correct time-stamps

While working on the ESXi shell you might notice that the “date” command returns the UTC time instead of displaying the correct time zone like ESX Classic does. This is by design within ESXi and stated in this VMware KB article: ESXi uses UTC time and does not support changing time zones Although it’s not supported to […]

Automating ESXi Deployment with UDA 2 and bash script

Recently I’ve been asked to deploy a huge amount of ESXi 4.1 Hosts using the Ultimate Deployment Appliance (UDA 2). Let’s start off by saying that the UDA is a fantastic tool but for mass deployment without user-intervention you really don’t want to manually create a template for each host and you  so I figured that bash scripts could help […]