The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:

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March 9, 2012  7:37 PM

VMware Tools fails to Install Properly (VMCI, Mouse, and Video)



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Base System Device, ESXi 4.0, ESXi 4.1, Mouse Driver, RunOnce, setup failed to install mouse driver automatically, VMCI Driver, VMware SVGA II, VMware Tools, vmware tools fail to install

So you P2V a machine and now you cannot install VMware Tools, the below may not be the be all to end all fixes, but it fixed a VMware Tools issue I had earlier today... the VMCI Driver wouldnt install, nor would the mouse and Video drivers...

While installing VMware Tools in a Windows...

June 10, 2011  2:36 PM

Jerky mouse performance on Windows 2008 R2 virtual machine



Posted by: Nathan Simon
32-bit, ESXi 4.0, ESXi 4.1, jerky mouse in vm, virtual machine, VM, vmware, VMware drivers, VMware Tools, WDDM Drivers, Windows Server 2008 R2, x64

If you are having issues where the mouse is jerky on a Server 2008 VM, while viewing it from vSphere client "Open Console", check to make sure you have a VMware driver for the video card. You can check by going to the Control Panel > Display > Screen Resolution > Advanced Settings >...


September 21, 2010  2:05 PM

RV Tools for VMware



Posted by: Nathan Simon
datastores, ESX 3.5, ESX hosts, ESX vSphere 4, ESXi 3.5, ESXi vSphere 4, heartbeat, rvtools, snapshots, vinfo, vmnics, vmware, VMware Tools

RVTools RVTools is a windows .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts. Interacting with VirtualCenter 2.5, ESX 3.5, ESX3i, ESX4i and vSphere 4 RVTools is able to list information about cpu, memory, disks, nics,...


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