Removing Previous Local Datastore Label for Reinstall in ESXi 5

If you reinstall ESXi 5 on system that had a previous copy, one thing you might have noticed is the local VMFS datastore label is preserved. This is also true if you perform an unattended installation using kickstart and specifying the overwritevmfs parameter, a new VMFS volume is created but it still uses the old […]

How to Format and Create VMFS5 Volume using the CLI in ESXi 5

VMware always recommends formatting and creating a new VMFS volume using the vSphere Client as it automatically aligns your VMFS volume. However, if you do not have access to the vSphere Client or you wanted to format additional VMFS volumes via a kickstart, you can do so using the CLI and the partedUtil under /sbin. […]