Home Blog & Tutorials

Blog & Tutorials

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

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...

Office Communications Server Front-End service terminated

We deployed Office Communications Server 2007 last year - a great communications tool to have within your enterprise. Few weeks ago, Microsoft released update...

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...

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 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...

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...

Adaptec RAID Card Array Status using SSH

I recently moved to new dedicated server and turns out that the server is equipped with Adapted RAID Card. The server has linux CentOS...

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:...

Blog & Tutorials