Enforce IP filtering on ESXi

My ESXi is provided by Online.net and accessible from Internet. Reading the VMware documentation, one can see:

ESXi includes a firewall that is enabled by default.

At installation time, the ESXi firewall is configured to block incoming and outgoing traffic, except traffic for services that are enabled in the host’s security profile.

But the default security profile is way too loose! So here’s how to harden it a bit.

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Upgrade VMware ESXi 6.5 to 6.7 using the esxcli console tool

I decided to run VMware ESXi on my Online/Scaleway Start-2-L server. Using the online.net installer, you can “only” get ESXi 6.5.0d (64BITS). So here’s how to upgrade to 6.7.

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The Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) in VMware ESXi

Looking for a option to replace my DS409slim, I discovered that it is possible to run the Synology system, aka DSM, on a simple VMware virtual machine. You’ll need a special boot loader from XPEnology and the stock Synology firmware.
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French keyboard mapping using VMware Fusion

Bored with a couple of issues with my MacBook Pro, upgraded from Mountain Lion to Yosemite via Mavericks, I decided to reinstall the whole thing. I didn’t restore system parameters from Time Machine as I believe there were blobs lying there. After installing VMware Fusion 7.1.1 from scratch, I opened my previous Windows VMs and discovered my french keyboard wasn’t mapped correctly…
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Switch vSphere Client language on Windows 7

I installed the VMware vSphere 5 Client in French on my Windows 7 virtual machine. Since I wanted to take screenshots, I had to start it in English. Even when not installed in English, you can still run the English version. Just run:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\VpxClient.exe" -locale en_US

Worth a post?

Source: VMware KB: Changing the language used by vSphere Client