The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:

February, 2010


February 13, 2010  4:35 PM

Cannot Upgrade ESX 3.5u4 to vSphere using vSphere Host Update Utility



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Cannot Upgrade ESX 3.5u4 to vSphere using vSphere Host Update Utility, ESX 3.5, esx-4.0.0-1.9-208167-release, Unsupported ESX version: esx-4.0.0-1.9-208167-release, Upgrade Package Validation Failed, viclient, VMware-viclient-all-4.0.0-208111, vSphere 4

I am doing an upgrade right now to ESX vSphere4, using the Host Update Utility, sure enough it failed (nothing ever works the first time, right?) with this error message Upgrade Package Validation Failed: Unsupported ESX version: esx-4.0.0-1.9-208167-release . Basically what it is saying to you...

February 5, 2010  6:36 AM

ESX Host and SSH Commands Unresponsive



Posted by: Nathan Simon
console commands not returning anything, ESX 3.5, ESX Host, kill -9, ps -ef | grep vmware-hostd, putty command stalling, service mgmt-vmware restart, service vmware-vpxa restart, SSH, unresponsive, Vmware-cmd -l

Just had this issue with a college, one of our ESX hosts was unresponsive, ie if you typed in a command to list Virtual Machines; vmware-cmd -l nothing would show up, like it was hung. Here is what you need to do... ps -ef | grep vmware-hostd You should see something...


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