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

Backup and Restore VMware ESXi host configuration

So, how do you backup and restore ESXi host configuration? Having a backup plan for your virtual machines is important but you can enhance...

The vNEST: Home Virtualization Lab, Part 2

This will be part 2 of the building home virtualization lab blog I wrote couple of years ago. I haven't had much time over...

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.

How to delete the Hiberfil.sys file?

So, how do you delete the Hiberfil.sys file on Windows 2008 server and/or Windows Vista machine? Our Dell server’s boot partition ran out of...

Overview of the Veeam Backup & Replication Software

In my last blog I went through various hardware that we use for backup purposes and their specifications. Since I wrote that article, I've...

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...

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:...

Configure Dadamail with correct “return path” to catch Bounces

Since I have my websites on dedicated server box, I also use script called dadamail (dadamailproject.com) to send newsletters to website members. Recently, I...

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