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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 Fix vCenter 5.5 upgrade to 6.0 VCSServiceManager failed with error code 1603?

I decided to upgrade my home lab's vcenter 5.5 to 6.0 few days ago and what I thought would be a straight forward process...

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...

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.

MySQL Backup Script

If you run a website or a forum, you are probably using MySQL as its backend database engine. MySQL is one the most popular...

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...

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...

Got a Virtualization Infrastructure backup strategy yet?

Ever since we deployed and migrated some of our IT infrastructure to Virtualization, backup of those resources, and virtual machines has been a top priority. Once that Virtual Machine (VM) is deleted from the database, there is no way to get it back unless you have another copy of it, cloned it, made a template from it or point in time backup of that VM somewhere other than the datastore it is running on.

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