We have a new video today which guides you through using the Virtual Network Editor in VMware Workstation.
The video covers adding adapters, removing adapters, and modifying adapters. The video also covers changing DHCP settings and configuring NAT, including configuring the incoming port. This video was created using VMware Workstation 7, but the same basic steps apply other versions of VMware Workstation. If you need more information about using VMware Workstation, see http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/ws_pubs.html
For more information and context, continue reading Using the Virtual Network Editor in VMware Workstation.
How to use the Virtual Network Editor in VMware Workstation
Keyboard-related issues come up from time to time in using VMware Fusion virtual machines, since Fusion users' keyboards vary so (Mac, Windows, querty, azerty, and more). Here are some excerpts from the docs and Communities to collect the best answers for keyboard issues. There are many more keyboard issues in Community threads — see the three-part post Finding vAnswers in VMware Communities for specific instructions and tips on searching Communities and posting questions there.
The vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) is a virtual machine that includes prepackaged software such as a Linux distribution, the vSphere command‐line interface, and the vSphere SDK for Perl. Basically it is the missing service console for ESXi. But it’s more than that too.
This allows administrators to run scripts or agents that interact with ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server systems without having to explicitly authenticate each time. vMA can also collect ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server logs and store the information for analysis.
This latest video provides an overview of vMA and demonstrates the fastpass feature, which allows you to pass commands to the host or run scripts on the host and only enter the credentials one time. The video also demonstrates the vi-logger feature, which periodically collects the logs from the hosts it manages.
For more information and context, continue reading vSphere Management Assistant Documentation.
What is the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA)?
Our latest video overviews importing or converting a physical computer (also called a physical machine) to virtual machines (VMs) using VMware Workstation. The video uses VMware Workstation 7, but the same basic steps apply to other versions of Workstation if that’s what you have. The video provides detailed information about the options available in the conversion wizard and walks you through all the steps.
For more information and context, continue reading the KB article: Converting physical machines to virtual machines using VMware Workstation.
How to import / convert physical computers to virtual machines using VMware Workstation
We have a new video for you today detailing installing patches or updates to your VMware ESX host using VMware vCenter Update Manager. This video was created using ESX 4.0 and Update Manager 4.0. The same basic steps apply to other versions of ESX. This video also shows you how to determine how often your host checks for patches or updates, where to schedule the task, and how to run the task manually.
For more information and context, continue reading the KB article: Updating an ESX host using vCenter Update Manager.
Updating an ESX host using vCenter Update Manager
This video walks you through the process of virtualizing an application using VMware ThinApp. The video uses the Setup Capture Wizard in Thinapp and provides some context to some of the screens you will interact with. Virtualizing an application lets you deploy it to many users without having to install the application on every system.
For more information and context, continue reading the KB article: Using the ThinApp Setup Capture wizard to virtualize an application.
Using the ThinApp Setup Capture wizard to virtualize an application
In part 1 of this post, we took a quick look at using VMware Community discussion forums to find the answer to a user’s doc feedback question. In part 2, we tried using the Google Search instead of the default Communities search. In both cases, we were looking to see whether someone had already answered our question in the forums. In this post, we’ll explore posting your own query.
In part 1 of this post, we took a quick look at using VMware Community discussion forums to find the answer to a user’s doc feedback question. In this post, we’ll look at another way to search the forums.