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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...

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.

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...

VMware Virtualization Training and VCP Exam

I recently had a chance to attend VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V4] training bootcamp at one of the MicroTeck training facilities. It was a four day session, consisting of half lecture and half hands-on training labs. I am planning on taking the VCP4 exam in few weeks and one of the requirements for the exam is training bootcamp.

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...

VMware vSphere 5.1 New Features and Enhancements

Vmware announced the new release of its virtualization software, vSphere 5. Below is just brief list of new features. VMware vSphere 5.1 Features Setup and Install vSphere...

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...

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