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Manual uninstall of VMware Tools Windows 2003 and 2008
  When you try to upgrade to new version of VMware tools , Installation wizard asks you to uninstall older version . If you can’t do it , or uninstall feature failed to complete, you will need to uninstall them manually. You may receive the following errors A previous version of VMware Tools is already installed To remove old VMware tools follow the steps bellow: Open registry editor Navigate to the following key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionuninstall Read more
Install virtual guest services grayed out on Hyper-V cluster
  If “Install virtual machine guest service installation” is unavailable and grayed out, don’t panic. Just shut down the guest machine and it will become available. It is not a bug, it is by design. Read more
High Availability NAS/ISCSI solution for Windows Server
Few months ago I discovered a product that can save company expanses and provides , very good NAS/ISCSI solution that allows running various industry-leading solutions like VMware ESX and ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 StarWind Enterprise Server is reliable a software application that can be installed on Windows server and turn it into a scalable SAN . Now you can enjoy all storage benefits like Synchronous Data Mirroring: Storage replication over WAN: Snapshot capabilities High Availability Read more
P2V Linux OS to VMware ESX
New VMware P2V v4 client allows physical to virtual convert for various Linux distributives. P2V allows transferring of Linux machines to Virtual VMware ESX compatible. Currently supported versions are:   Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8, 9, 10 Ubuntu Linux 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x Other Linux versions can be converted by imaging tools to the following format: (*.vmc *.pvs *.vmx *.sv2i *.spf *.tib) Read more
Resize VMware VMDK File
Resize a VMWare disk You probably got end of free space on your virtual machine and looking how to increase your disk. One of the ways to perform this task. is to use : VMware Converter. Please make sure to have a good backup before you begin!!! Turn off the virtual machine; Start the VMWare Converter utility; Open the wizard; Select 'standalone virtual machine' as the source and destination system; Choose 'Select volumes and resize to save or add space'; Enter a desired Read more
How to Resize VHD file
Recently VmToolkit released free utility that can resize VHD files To download VHD resize utility http://vmtoolkit.com/files/folders/converters/entry87.aspxRelated BlogsRelated Blogs on Tools“100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Librarians on Twitter”…05.05 ...StartupNation Blog » Blog Archive » 3 Do-It-Yourself Marketing ...Related Blogs on Vista VHD4sysops - How to add a Windows 7 VHD to Vista's boot manager menuMount VHD files in Windows 7 and VistaDifferences between Windows 7 and Read more
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How to enter VMware ESX Virtual Machine Bios
In order to enter to VM machine bios settings follow the steps bellow Navigate to desired virtual machine Press on “Edit Virtual Machine Settings” Navigate to Options>Boot Options In the right side you have 2 options Power on Boot Delay Force BIOS setup You can use each one of the first will set system boot delay time and will give you the ability to enter system BIOS – You can set it to 1000 miliseconds The Other one will force entering in to bios on next boot. Read more
Can’t Boot VMware ESX Virtual Machine from CD or ISO image
You connect new ISO image and try to boot from it , but instead booting from Image , VMware loads installed OS , sounds familiar? Here what you should check: First make sure that CD room or image are selected as “Connected” and “Connect at power on” By default VM machine tries to boot first from attached CD device If you still can’t boot navigate to Options>Boot Options and in the right pane under “force BIOS Setup” select "The next time the virtual machine boots, force Read more
Install ESX Web Management MKS Plug-in to Firefox 3
Install ESX Firefox Web Management Plug-In for Windows Download the MKS plug-in file from the Stage Manager server using Internet Explorer from the following address: https://Servername/StageManager/ControlPanel/Machines/MachineDetails/ActiveXControls/xpihandler.ashx?filename=vmware-mks-windows-ff-3.xpi Where <Servername> fill your server hostname. Rename the extension of the file from .xpi to .zip . Unzip the file's contents into %ProgramFiles%Mozilla Read more