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March 31, 2012  10:51 PM

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Released



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Consumer Preview, Microsoft, Virtualization, VMWare, VMware ESX, VMware ESXi, VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation, Windows 8

Hi folks, so the Windows 8 Consumer preview was released. If you want to get a taste of Windows 8 might be like then it's quite easy to test. Does this mean you have to blow away your Windows 7 installation to try it out? Of course not! In this day and age of virtualization, we have VMware on...

February 14, 2009  11:22 PM

Configuring NFS in Windows



Posted by: Raj Perumal
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Hello again folks! As I had mentioned previously, I want to talk a little bit about configuring NFS in Windows. Since last we spoke I had mentioned using the Allegro NFS product and that I was considering purchasing it after my trial was over. NFS is a great solution to use along with the...


February 8, 2009  12:29 AM

Scheduling jobs in ESXi the Easy Way



Posted by: Raj Perumal
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So continued from my previous blogs, I wanted to discuss scheduling jobs in ESXi. Due to the way ESXi is made, you cannot edit the cron jobs and expect them to still be there with their changes past a reboot. Rebooting an ESXi server clears the cron jobs. The cron jobs reset back to their default...


February 7, 2009  11:09 PM

Creating virtual machine backups in VMware continued…



Posted by: Raj Perumal
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Hello again, so here we go continued from my previous post. I am going to explain how to implement this script in VMware ESXi as this is the most likely way people will be using this script. Most peole using the full VMware ESX version will probably go with a commercial 3rd party product backup...


February 7, 2009  6:10 AM

Creating virtual machine backups in VMware ESXi or ESX for free with ghettoVCB



Posted by: Raj Perumal
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Hello again folks! Today I wanted to talk a little bit about virtual machine backups. When backing up in a virtual environment there are two types of backups you are looking at. File level backups and virtual machine level backups. File level backups are self explantory, they are the backups you...


February 6, 2009  4:54 PM

Enabling SSH on a VMware ESXi Server



Posted by: Raj Perumal
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For those of you that are used to having service console access in VMware ESX server, you might find yourself in for a bit of surprise when you try and do this with ESXi. By default you do not have access. However there is a way to enable access to the console. Why do you need access to the...


January 14, 2009  2:14 PM

Building an ESXi computer for home



Posted by: Raj Perumal
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Hi folks, sorry I haven't posted as of late, I've been busy playing catch up after the Christmas holidays. Anyways now that things are more or less back on track I've decided to build a test ESXi white box for my computer lab at home. Over the next little while i'm going to look into different...


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