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From the VMware KBTV Youtube Channel

Upgrading from Workstation 10 to 11

This video tutorial demonstrates how to upgrade from Workstation 10 to Workstation 11.

Before upgrading to VMware Workstation 11, ensure that your physical machine meets the system requirements. For more information, see Introduction and System Requirements in the Getting Started with VMware Workstation 11.x guide. You will also need to shutdown any virtual machines that you may have running before attempting the upgrade.

Full details and instructions are available in VMware Knowledge Base article Upgrading from VMware Workstation 10 to VMware Workstation 11 (2081971).

Installing VMware Workstation 11 on your PC

VMware Workstation 11 was released recently and this video tutorial demonstrates how you can install VMware Workstation 11 on a Windows based PC.

Before installing, ensure that your system meets the system requirements as laid out in the Getting Started with Workstation 11 guide.

Download instructions are available in VMware Knowledge Base article Downloading and installing VMware Workstation (2057907).

Upgrading from VMware Player 6 to VMware Player 7

VMware recently released a new version of VMware Player and this new video tutorial demonstrates how to upgrade from VMware Player 6 to VMware Player 7.

This video is based on VMware Knowledge Base article Upgrading from Player 6.x to Player 7.x (2081991).

Before upgrading to VMware Player 7, there are some prerequisites that you need to follow.

  1. Ensure that your physical machine meets the system requirements. For more information, see VMware Knowledge Base article System Requirements for VMware Player (2084507).
  2.  Shutdown your virtual machines.

For instructions relating to downloading the installer file, see VMware Knowledge Base article Upgrading from Player 6.x to Player 7.x (2081991)

Downgrading the hardware version of a VMware Fusion virtual machine

In this new video tutorial we demonstrate how to downgrade the virtual hardware version of a VMware Fusion virtual machine.

This process would be needed if you were evaluating VMware Fusion 7.x and after the evaluation period expired you wanted to downgrade to VMware Fusion 6.

For additional information see VMware Knowledge Base article Downgrading VMware Fusion 7.x to 6.x (2082112).

Three Cool Features in VMware Fusion 7 Pro

Today we have three brand new videos which should be of particular interest to our VMware Fusion customers. These tutorials showcase some of the new features of VMware Fusion 7 Pro, and are based on the following Knowledge Base articles:

Visit these links to see the full step-by-step instructions and try out the new features yourselves!

How to upgrade from VMware Fusion 6.x to VMware Fusion 7.x

Today we have a new video tutorial which shows how to upgrade from VMware Fusion 6.x to VMware Fusion 7.x.

Note: Some things to be aware of before you attempt your upgrade

  • Ensure you shut down any virtual machine before performing the upgrade. If any virtual machines are in a suspended state, resume them from the suspended state and perform a shutdown operation from the guest operating system. Ensure that their status reads Powered Off.
  • Upgrading VMware Fusion 6.x to 7.x does not affect the contents of your virtual machines. All virtual machines and the data contained in them are safely retained.
  • Installing VMware Fusion 7.x automatically removes VMware Fusion 6.x from your Mac.

Complete upgrading steps can be found in VMware Knowledge Base article: Upgrading from VMware Fusion 6.x to 7.x (2081993).

How to Download and Install VMware Fusion 7

VMware Fusion 7 was just recently released, so here is a new video which demonstrates how you can download and install VMware Fusion 7. Follow these steps to get your copy up and running as quickly and smoothly as possible.

For additional information and instructions concerning the download and installation process, see VMware Knowledge Base article Downloading and installing VMware Fusion (2014097).

How to find your Customer Number in My VMware

This video discusses and demonstrates how to find your Customer Number in My VMware.

The Customer Number is a 10-digit numeric unique identifier that is assigned to each customer. The Customer Number is created when you create a My VMware profile or when a new order is placed for users that do not have a My VMware profile. Customer Numbers are unique to individuals (similar to a personal identification number).

You can use your Customer Number to:

  • Log in to My VMware
  • File Support Requests by phone using the interactive voice response system (IVR)
  • When working directly with a Customer Service Representative

Installing async drivers on VMware vSphere ESXi 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5

Today we have a new video series consisting of four individual videos which discuss and demonstrate how to install async drivers on VMware ESXi 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5.

This video series is based on VMware Knowledge Base article Installing async drivers on VMware ESXi 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5 (2005205) and that article provides the different methods for installing asynchronous driver releases on multiple versions of VMware ESXi 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5.

Each video within the series will focus on a particular method as outlined within the associated Knowledge Base article.

For more information about installing a specific async driver release, see the /doc/README.txt file within the async driver release zip file. Async drivers are developed by third-party vendors and are subjected to the VMware certification process. They are released in a ESXi software package called a vSphere Installation Bundle (VIB)

The four videos are as follows:

 

 

 

How to remove linked clones or stale virtual desktops from the View Composer database

Today we have two new videos which demonstrate How to remove linked clones or stale virtual desktops from the View Composer database.

The two videos are actually two parts of one solution. Part 1 focuses on the procedures for the more recent versions of the VMware View and Horizon View products whereas Part 2 contains the necessary procedures for older versions of the products.

More information concerning the solution contained within the videos is documented in VMware Knowledge Base article Manually deleting linked clones or stale virtual desktop entries from the View Composer database in VMware View Manager and Horizon View (2015112).