Download the portable executable for the client connecting to the remote host: http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=serv-dsa
You will need to enable remote connections to the VMware ESXi shell. Using the vSphere Web Client, perform the following:
1) Browse to Home > Inventory > Hosts and Clusters.
2) Select the Host and then the Manage tab.
3) Select Security Profile and scroll down to the Services section.
4) Edit and start both the ESXi Shell and SSH services.
Since I was using Windows OS to invoke the program from a command prompt, where the filename of the executable was ibm_utl_dsa_dsyte1d-9.61_portable_windows_x86-64.exe, where the username and password are the credentials to connect to the host and the host details of the ESXi host either by hostname or IP address.
ibm_utl_dsa_dsyte1d-9.61_portable_windows_x86-64.exe –vmware-esxi <username>:<password>@<host>
The executable will then collect the system information and output to a destination location, which is by default C:\IBM_Support.
Went to upgrade Spiceworks to the latest version and the .EXE wouldn’t run. This is due to windows server (2003, 2008 etc…) blocking the file type.
You need to ‘right click’ on the file and under properties you should have the option to ‘unblock’ that file type.
.NET Framework 3.5 installation error: 0x800F0906, 0x800F081F, 0x800F0907
You can use the Windows installation media as the file source when you enable the .NET Framework 3.5 feature. To do this, follow these steps:
- Insert/Mount the Windows installation media.
- At an elevated command prompt, run the following command:
Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All /Source:<drive>:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess
Admins running Windows 8 and/or Server 2012 will notice that the Internet Explorer Maintenance section has been removed entirely… the joys. These settings now have to be configured via Group Policy Preferences.
First navigate to User Configuration/Preferences/Control Panel Settings. Right-click on Internet Settings and select New > Internet Explorer 10.
Go to the Connections tab and you’ll be able to fill in any proxy information you require.