Running nested VMware ESXi host under KVM hypervisor

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Prerequisites: hardware support for VT-x enabled nested virtualization for KVM Use below command to create KVM virtual machine containing VMware ESXi: virt-install --virt-type=kvm --name=vmware-esxi1 \ --ram 4096 --vcpus=4 \ --virt-type=kvm --hvm \ --cdrom /home/pawel/ISO/VMware/VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.7.0.update01-10302608.x86_64.iso \ --network network:default,model=e1000 \ --graphics vnc --video qxl \ --disk pool=default,size=128,sparse=true,bus=ide,format=qcow2 \ --boot cdrom,hd --noautoconsole --force \ --cpu host-passthrough I was… Continue reading Running nested VMware ESXi host under KVM hypervisor

Running VMRC (VMware Remote Console) 9.0 on Fedora 28

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To run VMRC (VMware Remote Console) on Fedora 28 use below steps. Download VMRC 9.0 from VMware website (around 60MB): VMware Remote Console 9.0 for Linux Install VMRC 9.0 as a root: bash ./VMware-Remote-Console-9.0.0-4288332.x86_64.bundle To fix zlib version conflict (Fedora 28 ships with zlib 1.2.11 while VMRC 9.0 ships with zlib 1.2.9) use following commands… Continue reading Running VMRC (VMware Remote Console) 9.0 on Fedora 28

Capturing network traffic to/from virtual machine running on VMware ESXi host

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How to capture network traffic from/to virtual machine running on VMware ESXi host. This method uses pktcap-uw tool which is available in ESXi 5.5 and later. First enable SSH on your VMware ESXi host. Connect to ESXi host via SSH. List running virtual machines and check World-ID: esxcli network vm list Assuming that our VM… Continue reading Capturing network traffic to/from virtual machine running on VMware ESXi host