showing posts of October 9th, 2017
by lunarg on October 9th 2017, at 14:42
To create an UEFI-bootable USB installer for ESXi 6.5 (or newer) on a Mac, follow the steps below.

First, you'll need an USB flash drive. Any recent drive will be large enough (you'll need at least 512MB). Also, download the latest ESXi installer ISO from My VMWare. You probably need a My VMWare account.

With the prereqs in place:

Insert the USB flash drive in the Mac and start up Disk Utility.

Erase the USB flash drive and choose to format it:Partition map = MBR

Filesystem = FAT32

Give it a descriptive name of your choosing.

After erasing the drive, we still have to mark the one partition on it as "active". Disk Utility does not support this and needs to be done using Termi  ...
by lunarg on October 9th 2017, at 11:20

The RLM module may become unresponsive and you may see the following messages in the Syslog:

The software driver for the Remote LAN Module (RLM) detected a problem: Unable to update SP network information at this time.

You can resolve the issue by rebooting the RLM from the CLI.

Log on using the CLI (SSH or console), then reboot the RLM.

CLI: rlm reboot

Wait for a while and verify the RLM is back online:

CLI: rlm status

The output of the command should report: Status: Online

showing posts of October 9th, 2017