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How to purge old data from the vCenter database

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Today’s video provides steps for purging old data from the vCenter Server database. You may need to do this because over time, data collection results in growth of the database files to the point you have to intervene. The scripts included with the article referenced in the video are intended for experienced DBAs who are Read more...

VMware VMotion fails at 10%

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This video helps you troubleshoot a situation where VMware VMotion fails at 10%. The video demonstrates how to perform some of the more common tasks associated with resolving the failure. For more information, you can visit the VMware knowledge base article. The KB article goes on to provide a few more troubleshooting steps for less Read more...

KB 1013206

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Today we noticed that one of our recent KBs: Virtual machine memory usage alarms triggered for virtual machines when guest operating system memory usage is low (1013206) has been getting a higher than average number of hits on it. From some of the analytics we keep on our sites we can determine that even though Read more...

New articles published for week ending 02/07/2010

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VMware ConverterConverting a virtual IDE disk to a virtual SCSI disk (1016192)Date Published: 2/3/2010 VMware Data RecoveryVMware Data Recovery backups fail with the error: failed, error -2241 (Catalog File invalid/damaged) (1015901)Date Published: 2/5/2010 VMware ESXCPU usage spikes after installing VMware Tools (1015674)Date Published: 2/5/2010 How to exclude A LUN from being managed by PowerPath on Read more...

How to completely uninstall VMware Fusion

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Today’s video provides steps for manually uninstalling VMware Fusion. These steps entirely remove VMware Fusion from your Apple Macintosh computer. These steps are performed using VMware Fusion 3.0, but the same basic steps apply to earlier versions of VMware Fusion. If you intend to re-install VMware Fusion after the uninstall, ensure that you have your Read more...