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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...

Installing Drivers for Additional NICs in VMware ESXi Server

This is a how-to guide on installing additional drivers for network adapters for which vmware ESXi may not install drivers during installation. During our initial setup of the new Dell PowerEdge R710 servers, we ran into issue where ESXi 4.0 U1 did not detect the 2 Intel Gigabit Quad Port ET NICs that the each server came with.

Exchange 2010: External email fails Delivery to a Distribution List Email Address

In your exchange server setup, you have the ability to create distribution lists or distribution groups as they are commonly known in Exchange Management...
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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...

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...

VMware vSphere 5.1 Upgrade Guide

VMware vSphere 5.1 is now available for download. This vSphere Upgrade guide describes how to upgrade VMware vSphereâ„¢ to version 5.1. To learn how...

Turn off Network redundancy message when configuring VMware HA/DRS

In my lab, when configuring VMware vSphere 5 HA/DRS in vCenter Server, you see the message under the "summary" tab in vSphere Client: Configuration issues:...

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