• Troubleshooting common VMware ESX host server problems

    Get a grip on potential VMware ESX host server problems including the purple screen of death, a frozen service console, and rebuilding your network configurations after they've been lost.

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  • Physical network design options for VMware Infrastructure 3 environments

    To benefit more fully from VMware ESX, you need a network design that addresses network bottlenecks. This tip reviews networking options and their impact on a physical network.

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  • Why users say ‘nay’ to the big ESX-ESXi switch

    It's no secret that VMware favors ESXi for the future. But from an administrator's standpoint, that switch would involve more pain than pleasure – at least in ESXi's current form.

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  • Upgrading hosts from ESX to ESXi in eight steps

    The upgrade from ESX to ESXi hosts can be difficult; no current tools convert hosts for you and you can't preserve manual configurations. But there are ways to ease the process.

    Eric Siebert1,615 pointsBadges:
  • Two methods for accessing VMware ESX data stores

    VMware ESX data stores can provide quick access to ISO images, FLP files and more. Learn two different ways of accessing and managing the ESX data stores with this tip.

    d111111,350 pointsBadges:
  • Streamlining the VMware Management Assistant: User accounts and FastPass

    If you haven't used it already, you may want to give the VMware Management Asssitant (vMA) a try. It is a remote command-line utility that allows you to use many of the same commands you can currently run on ESX. In part two of this two-part series, we go over configuring user accounts and enabling...

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  • Solving driver installation problems: Windows XP on VMware ESX

    Installing Windows XP on VMware ESX can pose problems, because XP doesn't include an ESX Virtual Hard Disk controller driver. But you can avoid problems by installing the right driver.

    Eric Siebert1,615 pointsBadges:
  • PowerShell scripting for VMware ESX: Using Quest’s PowerGUI PowerPack script editor

    The PowerGUI PowerPack presents PowerShell code in a more digestible manner than traditional methods and enables you to write original PowerShell scripts for a VMware ESX environment.

    Eric Siebert1,615 pointsBadges:
  • Linux commands: Using Linux Survival Commands

    Use these Linux commands with VMware ESX Server, as described in this excerpt from Virtualization: From the Desktop to the Enterprise.

    ITKE352,580 pointsBadges:
  • Using NAS NFS with VMware ESX: Technology pros and cons

    NAS NFS can be an efficient network storage methodology when dealing with VMware ESX and thousands of virtual machines, but NAS performance can be an issue.

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