CONFIRMING CONNECTIVITY TO A TCP PORT WITH TELNET

While the ping command confirms connectivity, it does not necessarily mean that all TCP ports on the remote host can be reached. It is possible for a network firewall to allow or block access to certain ports on a host.   To check if specific TCP ports are running on the remote host, you can use the telnet command …

HOST CRASH DIAGNOSTIC PARTITIONS

A diagnostic partition can be on the local disk where the ESXi software is installed. This is the default configuration for ESXi Installable. You can also use a diagnostic partition on a remote disk shared between multiple hosts. If you want to use a network diagnostic partition, you can install ESXi Dump Collector and configure …

NEW SECURITY FEATURES IN 6.5 RELEASE

With new features such as VM Encryption, Encrypted vMotion, Secure Boot Support for Virtual Machines, and Secure Boot Plus Cryptographic Hypervisor Assurance for ESXi, vSphere 6.5 Security brings together security and operational efficiency that are both universal and scalable. In addition, vSphere 6.5 introduces audit-quality logging of vSphere events via Syslog. Virtual Machine Encryption : …