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VMware Vcenter Sysprep Error: Customization of the guest operating system ‘windows7Server64Guest’ is not supported

I ran into an issue in VMware vcenter in my lab where sysprep would not start on virtual machines (VMs) deployed from a windows...

Fix Vmware ESXi vMotion Fails at 14% and error ESX hosts were not able...

We recently deployed 5-6 new hosts in one of our production Vmware ESXi clusters in order to migrate VMs off older hosts and upgrade...
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How to upgrade VMware VDS using vSphere Web Client 5.1

This how-to will go through steps on upgrading virtual Distributed Switch in VMware vSphere 5.1. I wanted to test and enable some of the...
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How to create new VM in vSphere 5.1 Web Client

In this how-to tutorial we will look at how deploy a new virtual machine (VM) using the new VMware vSphere 5.1 Web Client. The...

Unable to connect to MKS: Virtual machine config file does not exist

If you have your VMs on an cheap iSCSI storage, chances are you've seen this error before in VMware vCenter: Unable to connect to MKS:...

VMware vSphere 5.1 New Features and Enhancements

Vmware announced the new release of its virtualization software, vSphere 5. Below is just brief list of new features. VMware vSphere 5.1 Features Setup and Install vSphere...

Mapped direct-access LUN that is not accessible error

On Vmware ESX or ESXi: If you are trying to Vmotion a Virtual Machine (VM) that has a Raw Device Mapping (RDM) attached, you may...

Building Home Virtualization Lab on a Budget

Dell-PowerEdge-SC440After starting couple of projects at work which involved saving money in the long run as well as server consolidation, I went on a quest to transform my home lab into a virtualization lab. Since I already had a Dell Poweredge SC440 server as a domain controller along with mixture of windows 7 and windows XP Professional workstations, I decided to purchase similar dell server and a Network Attached Storage (NAS) central storage to simulate iSCSI Storage Area Network (SAN).

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