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Introduction to VMware NSX - KBTV Webinars

Continuing on with our current series of KBTV Webinars, here we have the eighth webinar titled: Introduction to VMware NSX which provides an overview of what NSX is, and how it relates to the SDDC (Software Defined Datacenter).

NOTE: This video is roughly 37 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

To see details of upcoming webinars in this series, see the Support Insider Blog post: New Free Webinars.

How to setup mirrored folders between your Mac and Fusion VM

Did you know that you can setup mirrored folders for your Mac and Fusion virtual machine?

Mirrored folders allow the Mac and the virtual machine to see the same content in certain personal data folders. For example, any content put on the Mac's desktop also appears on the Windows desktop. Similarly any content put in the My Documents folder in Windows also appears in the Mac user's Documents folder.

The mirrored content resides on the Mac so that it is accessible even when the virtual machine is off. Mirrored folders work by redirecting where Windows looks for certain user folders (Desktop, Documents, Music, Pictures, Movies, and Downloads) from their default Windows locations to the corresponding locations on the Mac. It does this by means of registry redirects (much like Group Policy can redirect user folders to a network location). Mirrored folders allows your Windows virtual machine to treat the Mac's Desktop, Documents, Music, Pictures, Movies, and Downloads folders as its own; it does not, however, let your Mac see the Windows default Desktop, My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, My Movies, or Downloads folders, and your Mac never has access to data saved on the Windows computer.

This video discusses and demonstrates how to setup mirrored folders for your Mac and Fusion virtual machine. For additional information, see VMware Knowledge Base article Setting up mirrored folders for your Mac and virtual machine (1014127).

Overview of Storage I/O Control (SIOC) - KBTV Webinars

This video is the seventh in a series of free webinars for you, our customer. This one is titled: Overview of Storage I/O Control (SIOC) and it goes through what Storage I/O Control is, its requirements and how it works.

NOTE: This video is roughly 40 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

To see details of upcoming webinars in this series, see the Support Insider Blog post: New Free Webinars.

How to install vSphere 6 ESXi using the Interactive Installer

Interactive installations are recommended for small deployments of four or less hosts. Installation using this method involves booting from the ESXi 6.0 installation media by inserting the media in to the host and following the prompts from the installation wizard to choose a destination disk in the host and begin the installation. Our video today demonstrates how to install vSphere 6 ESXi using the Interactive Installer.

The ESXi installation media can be connected to the host in a few different ways:

  • Inserting the CD/DVD in to the DVD-ROM drive in the server
  • Plugging in a bootable USB device
  • Mounting an ISO remotely

When instructed to begin, the installer reformats and partitions the target disk and installs the ESXi boot image. If you have not installed ESXi on the target disk previously, all data located on the drive is overwritten, including hardware vendor partitions, operating system partitions, and associated data.

Note: The formatting and partitioning done by the ESXi installer is permanent and overwrites existing data. To ensure that you do not lose any data, migrate any important data from the host to another machine before you install ESXi. If you are installing ESXi on a disk that contains an installation of ESXi/ESX or a VMFS datastore, you are presented with upgrade options.

For additional information, see VMware Knowledge Base article Methods for installing ESXi 6.0 (2109708).

Maintaining the vCenter Server Database

This video is the seventh in a series of free webinars for you, our customer. This one is titled: Maintaining the vCenter Server Database. It provides a high level overview of the vCenter Server Database architecture as well as best practices and tips for maintaining the database.

The video is roughly 15 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it.

To see details of upcoming webinars in this series, see the Support Insider Blog post: New Free Webinars.

Introduction to VMware vRealize Orchestrator 6 - KBTV Webinars

This video is the sixth in a series of free webinars on various topics. This one is titled: Introduction to VMware vRealize Orchestrator 6. The video is roughly 40 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it.

To see the details of upcoming webinars in this series, see the Support Insider Blog post: New Free Webinars.

This presentation was originally broadcast live on Thursday 30th April 2015.

VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery - KBTV Webinars

This video is the fifth in a new series of free Webinars that we are releasing in which our Technical Support staff members present on various topics across a wide range of VMware's product portfolio.

The title for this presentation is VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery and it goes through some aspects of Disaster Recovery within vCloud Air. Topics that are covered include "Disaster Recovery Architecture", "Disaster Recovery Additional Features", "A Disaster Recovery Demonstration", "Disaster Recovery Use Cases" and "Disaster Recovery Challenges".

This presentation was originally broadcast live on Thursday 23rd April 2015.

NOTE: This video is roughly 25 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

To see the details of upcoming webinars in this series, see the Support Insider Blog post at New Free Webinars.

How to import an Oracle VirtualBox virtual machine into VMware Fusion, Workstation or Player

Did you know that it is possible to bring virtual machines running in Oracle VirtualBox over into VMware's virtualization software? As more and more customers are making the transition, we get asked over and over how to move the VMs over.

This video discusses and demonstrates how to import an Oracle VirtualBox virtual machine into VMware Fusion, Workstation or Player.

To import a virtual machine running in Oracle VirtualBox, you must export the virtual machine from VirtualBox to an Open Virtualization Format Archive (.ova file) and then import this file to VMware Fusion, Workstation, or Player.

For additional information, see VMware Knowledge Base article Importing a virtual machine running in an Oracle VirtualBox to VMware Fusion, Workstation, or Player (2053864).

KBTV Webinars - Introduction to vRealize Business Standard, Advanced and Enterprise editions

This video is the fourth installment in a new series of free Webinars in which our Technical Support staff members present on various topics across a wide range of VMware’s product portfolio.

The title for this presentation is Introduction to vRealize Business Standard, Advanced and Enterprise editions  and it provides an overview of the various versions/editions of vRealize Business that are available, what their purpose is and what you can do with them.

This presentation was originally broadcast live on Thursday 19th March 2015.

Note: This video is roughly 27 minutes in length so it would be best to book out some time from your calendar so that you can watch it in its entirety and take in all of the valuable information is available.

To see the details of upcoming webinars in this series, see the Support Insider Blog post at New Free Webinars.

vCloud Director Design and Scale - KBTV Webinars

This video is the third in a new series of free Webinars in which our Technical Support staff members present on various topics across a wide range of VMware’s product portfolio.

The title for this presentation is vCloud Director - Design and Scale and it dives into some best practices and recommendations as to how you can design your vCloud Director product infrastructure and how best to scale it out.

This presentation was originally broadcast live on Thursday 12th March 2015.

Note: This webinar is roughly 1 hour in length so it would be best to book out some time from your calendar so that you can watch it in its entirety and take in all of the valuable information is available.

To see the details of upcoming webinars in this series, see the Support Insider Blog post at New Free Webinars.