The ranting of an IT Professional:



February 9, 2010  7:49 PM

Installing an XP vm in ESX

Posted by: Jason Tramer
ESX, no harddisk, VM, XP

Unfortuneatly XP lacks the drivers for either the LSI or Buslogic controllers that ESX uses for their virtual harddisks. Here is a good article on this that includes links for the...

August 14, 2009  8:55 PM

Setting up Websense on a Virtual machine

Posted by: Jason Tramer
ESX, port mirroring, port spanning, promiscous, virtual machine, VM, vmware, vSwitch, websense

Ok so I was setting up a Websense VM in standalone mode and there are a few things that you need to do to make this work. So, part of a Websense implementation includes setting up port spanning/mirroring on a port that connects to you monitor NIC so that it recieves all the traffic from your...

June 24, 2009  7:36 PM

Shutdown a frozen VM

Posted by: Jason Tramer
cmd, ESX, forzen, frozen, VM, vmware

I was assisting a peer of mine with this issue. He had a VM where the guest OS froze. He attempted to shut off the VM but that also froze at 95%. He was then unable to do anything with the VM. We did some searching and found a way to force the VM offline from the command line which allowed us to...

April 30, 2009  8:55 PM

File level restore from a VM: Veeam vs vRanger

Posted by: Jason Tramer
file level restore, Veeam, VM, vRanger

So you want to do a file level restore from a VM? Well great, its a nice feature and I think you should. Now what software are you going to use to do it with? Both vRanger and Veeam have the ability, here is the difference. with vRanger it has to completely uncompress the entire VM before it can...


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