• PowerShell scripting with VMware ESX tutorial: Installing and using the PowerShell tool

    Recent VMware VI Toolkit releases include PowerShell scripting functionality, which can ease VMware management tasks. In this tutorial, learn how to install PowerShell and the VI Toolkit.

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  • Using the esxtop tool to identify VMware ESX memory use

    Use the esxtop tool to measure which VMware ESX processes and virtual machines use memory and you can identify where to free up disk space.

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  • VMware admins advised to apply patches to ESX, ESXi quickly

    IT pros are urged to install security patches that VMware has released to address critical vulnerabilities in virtualisation products such as ESX, ESXi, Fusion and Workstation.

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  • 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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  • In-depth ESX Server service console partitioning and provisioning

    Any VMware ESX Server service console partitioning scheme needs to be tailored to organizations' specific needs, but the scheme outlined here's a good starting point.

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  • VMware HA implementation and ESX/ESXi host addition

    Implementing VMware HA, which offers automatic failover for virtual machines, requires you to ensure the DNS server is configured and to add ESX/EXSi hosts to a VMware HA cluster.

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  • Resolving VMware ESX problems without pulling the plug

    Instead of being driven to desperation and being forced to press Restart, you can learn resolve VMware ESX problems quickly.

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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.

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