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

VMware: Unable to migrate VM, missing snapshot file and out of space Error

The error in the headline is right out of snapshot hell. If you have virtual machines (VMs) with large memory requirements, you probably know...

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...

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...

vSphere PowerCLI: Creating and Managing Aliases

Are you using PowerCLI to automate or perform daily administrative tasks in your virtual infrastructure? VMware vSphere PowerCLI is snapin module for Microsoft PowerShell...

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...

How to Upgrade from ESX/ESXi 4.1 to ESX/ESXi 4.1 Update 1

Its been almost 3 months since VMware released an update for its vSphere 4 product. I've began upgrading my lab and clients and wanted...

vSphere Client: Call “Service Instance Retrieve Content” for object “Service Instance”

If you are new to vmware and are using vSphere client to connect to newly deployed ESXi server, you may see an error message...

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...

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