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August 9, 2008  2:43 AM

VMWare Virtual Machine Backups

Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESX, vCharter, vEssentials, virtual machine backups, virtual machine replication, Vizioncore, VM, VMWare, vRanger, vReplicator,

I am often asked, what do we do for backups in a virtual environment? One of my favourite methods is to use a product called vRanger Pro from Vizioncore.

 Vizioncore makes a great product called vEssentials which consists of vRanger Pro, vReplicator, and vCharter Pro. The Vizioncore...

July 27, 2008  7:27 PM

VMWare’s Virtual Infrastructure Client in a 64 bit OS

Posted by: Raj Perumal
64 bit, ESX, IT consultant, VI Client, Virtual Infrastructure Client 2.5, Vista 64 bit, XP 64 bit

For those of you getting into VMWare, you might try and install the VI client on your machine. If you have a 64 bit OS such as XP or Vista 64, you will get an error message saying you can't install it because it's only supported in a 32 bit environment.

The long and the short of it is...

July 18, 2008  12:45 AM

VMWare and Snapshots

Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESX, redo, Snapshot, VMWare, VMware performance

This is one of those things you learn the hard way. The ability to snapshot a VM in VMWare is a great feature, but unfortunately if left unattended could grow to be a bit of an issue. Snapshots are great if you need to make changes and need to quickly undo them.

However once you take a...

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