How to install Windows in VMware Fusion using Easy Install

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This video demonstrates how to install Windows guest operating system using the Easy Install feature in VMware Fusion. Before creating a virtual machine, you must obtain the operating system and any necessary product keys for installation in that virtual machine. VMware Fusion does not come with any operating systems to install in virtual machines you Read more...

How to install vSphere 6 ESXi using the Interactive Installer

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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 Read more...

Patching ESXi 5.5 for Heartbleed without installing Update 1

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On April 19th, VMware released a series of patches for ESX 5.5 and ESX 5.5 Update 1 to re-mediate the CVE dubbed “Heartbleed” (CVE-2014-0076 and CVE-2014-0160). VMware also recently announced that there was an issue in the newest version of ESXi 5.5 (Update 1 and later), which can cause difficulties communicating with NFS storage. This NFS Read more...

Top 20 ESXi 5.x issues

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Following on our earlier post about focusing our efforts on helping our vSphere 5.5 customers, we present to you a list of the current top 20 ESXi 5.x KB articles. ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx (2059053) Unable to delete the virtual machine snapshot due to locked files (2017072) Read more...

Top 20 vCenter Server 5.5 issues

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For the next few weeks, we are focusing our efforts on helping our vSphere 5.5 customers find answers to questions as quickly as possible. We tend so see a surge in March of customers installing, upgrading, and configuring their new vSphere 5.5 environments so we present you this list of the top 20 vCenter Server Read more...