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ESXi is up, attempt to login to vcenter and the web client appears to login but has a message displayed at top that it can’t connect to vcenter. Even using vsphere it just won’t login to vcenter. Access the VMware vCenter Server Appliance from the web client and you get in fine. Once in, in […]

Cloned a VM.  The clone is off and trying to copy the clone disk to another VM on another datastore. Complains the disk is locked, despite the VM being off and the name being different to the original VM. So for example original VM hdd is “Mine.vmdk” New clone is “clone-mine.vmdk” Seems even though these […]

cd “Server 2008” Also be aware it’s also case sensitive.

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1029513 http://youtu.be/cUcob2Jdatc Also remembering ESXi being based on Linux or is Linux means directories typed at the console are case sensitive and folders with spaces need ” ” round them.  

http://goingvirtual.wordpress.com/2009/07/11/locking-down-vmware-tools/

You need to download the VMX file for the VM, edit it, and stick that at the end. If you paste this from here beaware you’ll need to retype the ” that are surrounding the FALSE, because in the copy process it messes them up for some reason. isolation.tools.guestInitiatedUpgrade.disable = “FALSE” http://www.boche.net/blog/index.php/2012/05/31/update-vmware-tools-via-windows-system-tray/

Taking a VM from VMWare Workstation 7 use the vmware Converter (Downloaded from their site for free). For me, I wanted my VMs to have an expanding disk, this is how all my Workstation VMs are setup. So their limit might be 100GB, but I know I prop won’t use that and don’t want to […]

http://www.techhead.co.uk/installing-vmware-esxi-4-0-on-a-usb-memory-stick-the-official-way

http://www.techhead.co.uk/why-run-vmware-esxi-from-a-memory-stick-or-sd-card

http://communities.vmware.com/message/1672599#1672599

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