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VMware vSphere 6.5 Licensing Guide

Posted on August 30th, 2017 · Posted in VMWare

Sometimes even experienced administrators get confused of VMware licensing peculiarities, available options and features. Regular changes (from one vSphere version to another almost every year) in VMware licensing policy add some extra mess. Let’s try to consider the available VMware vSphere editions, their features, differences, licensing costs and procedures on.. read more

Tuning Windows Performance for Use in Virtual Environment

Posted on December 30th, 2016 · Posted in VMWare
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When using Windows as a Remote Desktop server or in VDI solutions, multiple users share the resources of a single server. The less resources each user session consumes, the higher is the density of terminal or VDI sessions supported by a single host. The same is also true when running.. read more

How to Add a Second NIC to vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)

Posted on December 7th, 2016 · Posted in VMWare
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By default, vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) is supplied only with one preconfigured vNIC. However, there are scenarios, in which VMWare vCenter Server has to be connected to different networks (VLAN), for example, to an isolated, backup or replication network. Let’s consider how to add and configure an additional vNIC network.. read more

How to Upgrade VM Hardware Version in VMWare ESXi

Posted on November 10th, 2016 · Posted in VMWare
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In each new ESXi release, VMware updates the VM version and, consequently, the parameters of virtual hardware. As a rule, in the new VM version new features appear, old bugs are fixed, etc. So when moving to a newer ESXi version it is recommended to upgrade virtual hardware version for.. read more

Removing VMWare vCenter Self-Signed Certificate Warning

Posted on July 27th, 2016 · Posted in VMWare
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When connecting to a VMWare vCenter server using a web-browser, there appears a warning of self-signed certificate issued by an untrusted certification authority. In Firefox, this warning can be disabled just by adding a vCenter website to the list of exceptions, but in Internet Explorer the procedure is more complicated.

Backing Up VMWare Virtual Machines Using Altaro VM Backup

Posted on June 9th, 2016 · Posted in VMWare
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In this overview, we’ll tell how to use Altaro VM Backup to back up virtual machines running on VMWare vSphere. We’ll show how to install and configure Altaro VM Backup, create a backup task and recover a VM. Originally, this product was called Altaro Hyper-V Backup and used to back.. read more

VMware Converter: Synchronize changes when perfoming P2V or V2V

Posted on February 25th, 2016 · Posted in VMWare
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VMware vCenter Converter Standalone is a great free utility to convert a physical system into a virtual one (P2V) or one virtual system into another (V2V). Starting from VMware Converter 5.0, this system supports the feature to synchronize changes between the original system and the virtual machine-copy located on the.. read more

How to Reset Root Password in VMware vCenter Appliance

Posted on September 18th, 2015 · Posted in VMWare

Let’s consider how to reset a forgotten root password on the deployed VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA). We remind that vCSA is a ready virtual machine with an installed Linux OS and configured vCenter Server and additional services. Since a VM vCenter Appliance is built on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server,.. read more

VMware ESXi: How to Restart a Hung Virtual Machine

Posted on August 19th, 2015 · Posted in VMWare
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When working with VMWare vSphere virtual machines, a virtual machine can sometimes hang up and it’s impossible to stop or restart it from vSphere console. In these cases, the only way to turn off or restart a virtual machine is to reboot the whole ESXi server that is not always.. read more

How to Remove an Inactive NFS Datastore on VMWare ESXi Host

Posted on April 15th, 2015 · Posted in VMWare
Inactive NFS Datastore on VMWare ESXi

Several times I have come across the situation when the NFS datastore on the VMWare ESXi host becomes unavailable / inactive and greyed out in the host’s storage list. However, the NFS storage stays available on the network level. Usually, it can be solved by removing the NFS storage and.. read more