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Virtualization blog featuring my home virtualization lab, tutorials, network topology and configuration guides in the virtualized environments.

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).

VMware vCenter 5 Installation Fails / Error code 1603

In preparation for VCP-510 exam since I passed VCP4 couple of days ago, I am in process of upgrading my vsphere 4.1 home lab...

How to fix “System logging is not configured on host” warning message

When deploying new standalone host within vCenter or in a cluster, VMware vSphere gives you a warning message about system logging not configured on...

Budget iSCSI NAS/SAN option for your Home Lab

In my previous blog on building a home virtualization lab, I mentioned about buying a budget Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution with iSCSI capability. I made a decision and bought the Thecus N7700PRO NAS.
VMware workstation VM ownership error

Taking Ownership of VM fails, VM appears to be in use, stuck in state...

While working in Vmware workstation, I lost connectivity to a LUN where I'm hosting virtual machines for workstation. As it turns out, the VMs were...

Invalid configuration for device 4 Error When Cloning or vMotion a Virtual Machine

When performing vMotion on a Virtual Machine (VM) or a template on vDS (virtual distributed switch) configuration, you may come across this error: Invalid configuration...

How to use VMware PowerCLI to get All VM Mac Addresses?

Just a quick how-to on using VMware PowerCLI to get All Virtual Machine (VM) MAC addresses, host VM is registered to and VM name. I...

VMware vConverter: A fatal error occurred Message

While I was trying to convert an existing Virtual Machine (VM), I experienced a small issue with the vConverter wizard. If you try to...

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