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Understanding Snapshots in VMware ESX

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One aspect of virtual machines that often leads to confusion is the snapshot. What is a snapshot? How do snapshots work? What products use the snapshot feature? What files are involved in snapshots? These questions and more are all discussed in the new Knowledgebase article: Understanding virtual machine snapshots in VMware ESX. This is a Read more...

New articles published for week ending 11/15009

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VMware FusionCreating a custom virtual machine in Fusion (1013810)Date Published: 11/11/2009 VMware vCenter OrchestratorvCenter Orchestrator fails to install when Terminal Server is running (1015658)Date Published: 11/13/2009 VMware vCenter Update ManagerCannot scan ESX hosts after using Update Manager to upgrade to ESX 4.0 (1014760)Date Published: 11/10/2009 Read more...

vCenter Client in Windows 7

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Ever Since Windows 7 has come out we’ve been seeing a lot of customer interest in running the vSphere Client on it. The same goes for Windows 2008 R2. The trouble is, Microsoft changed the .Net loading mechanism in these releases, breaking our vSphere Client. We have just posted a Knowledgebase article which outlines how Read more...

New articles published for week ending 11/08/2009

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VMware ACEWorkstation closes when trying to power on any virtual machine (1013419)Date Published: 11/4/2009 VMware Consolidated BackupBacking up virtual machines using the VMware Consolidated Backup Hot-Add feature fails (1014907)Date Published: 11/6/2009 vcbMounter fails with the error: "Unexpected extra arguments encountered" or "Unexpected command line option" (1015560)Date Published: 11/6/2009 VMware ESXPossible data corruption due to error Read more...

ESX 4.0, ESXi 4.0, and vCenter 4.0 Licensing Video KB

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Licensing is by far, the most misunderstood, confusing, and sometimes frustrating part of vSphere and vCenter, and generates a ton of calls into support. And we’ve noticed. Today the Knowledgebase Team released another video KB: Licensing ESX 4.0, ESXi 4.0, and vCenter 4.0  We anticipate this KB will become a heavy-hitter before long. If you Read more...