Notes on VirtualCenter Update 3 from Eric Siebert

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Link: VMware fixes VirtualCenter 2 bugs with VirtualCenter Update 3 – Virtualization Pro: A SearchVMware.com blog. On Friday, VMware released the latest version of VirtualCenter, Update 3 (no update 3 for ESX yet). Unlike Update 2 (which contained some great new features), this version is mainly focused on fixing bugs. VMware administrators may be a Read more...

Quick Migration in 130 lines of PowerShell

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Mike DiPetrillo (who was on our podcast this morning – link to come) had a nice post this morning that showed off the power of the VMware platform, the VI Toolkit (for Windows), and came up with a very useful script for folks that need to move VMs and don’t have VMotion. I’ll let him Read more...

ESXi is easiest to install, even if you’re a Windows expert

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Link: VMware: VMware: Virtual Reality: Hyper-V with Server Core — Too Dry and Crunchy for our Taste. Is Hyper-V with Recommended Server Core, In Fact, Easy? So, how does the Hyper-V and DOS — err, I mean Server Core — combination stack up when compared to the user experience of VMware ESXi?  To try it Read more...

High Availability for VCMS? It’s Clustered! | DanteDog

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Link: DanteDog’s Virtualization Blog: High Availability for VCMS? It’s Clustered!. Recently VMware Technical Support Posted KB Article 1006803 which shows a supported method for clustering VirtualCenter Management Server 2.5 using Microsoft Clustering Service. It isn’t the only way supported, and VMware Support will work with you if you are trying a clustering method that is Read more...

Installing, configuring, patching ESXi (+ bonus links)

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A ESXi trifecta from Eric Siebert: Link: Installing and configuring VMware ESXi. A good place to get started. Link: Two ways to patch VMware ESXi Installable. Bonus links: http://vmware-land.com/Vmware_Links.html#ESXi Here’s a good one. Comparison of ESX and ESXi: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1006543 (If you are a blogger or even just making up a newsletter for the office, please Read more...