• Clipboard transfer between VNC on ESX 3.5

    We use the VNC funtionality from ESX 3.5 to connect to some of our virtual machines, but we cannot seem to copy the clipboard between host and guest. Normally we use RDP to connect but some of the virtual machines have vpn software on them to connect to customers and they disconnect all network...

    Stevev5 pointsBadges:
  • What are the uses of virtual machines (VMs) in cloud computing deployment?

    [h2] [h2]With more cloud service providers like Force.com offering completely platform independent cloud computing solutions, is there going to be a long-term use for virtual machines in the cloud?[/h2] [h2]Is virtual shared serving on its way out, or will VM instances be around for a while?[/h2]...

    ITKE54,905 pointsBadges:
  • Setting up an Amazon EC2 VPN network

    I'd like to set up a VPN network across Amazon's EC2, across both the US and Europe and my own network over IPSEC. Does anyone have experience setting up VPN on EC2, and any points to make it work well?

    Michael Morisy7,943 pointsBadges:
  • Scaling Amazon Web Services against RDS

    Any recommendations for scaling multiple application server instances in Amazon Web Services against Amazon's Relational Database Service?   For example, if you had multiple tomcat instances running, should they each also have a slave that talks to the RDS master? Or let them all connect to RDS?

    ITKE54,905 pointsBadges:
  • Is Windows virtualized in a Mac OS safer?

    With so many people worry about virus/spam out in the cloud and looking for a safe haven would this reduce the below work to reduce virus/spam. Windows has a rep for having virus, so if I decide to use a Mac and install Windows as Virtual. Would any virus or spam be stop by the MAC before it gets...

    Webwillie8325 pointsBadges:
  • setting up a virtualhost

    I want to setup virtualhost on my apache server so that i can run more than one website on the same server without using www.localhost/mysite_name.com. If i get it right, using just www.mysite_name.com shld work but it doesn't yet. The help I cud find thru google weren't clear to me. Currently,...

    Royalpriest5 pointsBadges:
  • Using GPO Loopback method to lockdown access

    I now have a need to give a vendor file acces, specifically a certain folder on the network, but want to lockdown access to drives when I publish explorer.exe. Currently I have simple OU's in AD with users, and no seperate GP for the Citrix server itself. Every domain user has default access to...

    Sethmorris105 pointsBadges:
  • The IT Blog Top 10: Feb. 4, 2010

    Here are the most popular blog posts on the ITKnowledgeExchange network this week. Read the rest of the top 10 on the Community Blog, or apply for your own blog by e-mailing me at Michael@ITKnowledgeExchange.com. 1. How to allow the root user to log in to VMware ESX Server with SSH David Davis’...

    Michael Morisy7,943 pointsBadges:
  • The most-watched IT questions this week: Feb. 2, 2010

    Tick tock, tick tock. What’s that sound?  The countdown for the Nexus One Challenge. What? You’ve moved on? Well

    Michael Morisy7,943 pointsBadges:
  • Biometric Issues in Healthcare using Mobile COWs (Carts on Wheels)

    Hello, We currently use biometric authentication (Sagem Morphosmart 1300)on our clinical units in a hospital setting.  These COWs are powered by a battery power supply located on the cart and there is no battery in the laptop.  We have consistently and frequently experienced USB failures on the...

    JodiC5 pointsBadges:
  • Blades vs. rack servers for virtualization platform

    Do you use blades or rack servers as a virtualization platform, or do you not have a standard platform? What justified your decision?

    ITKE54,905 pointsBadges:
  • How do I know when to add capacity to my virtual infrastructure?

    What tools and methods do you use to predict when you'll need to expand capacity in your virtual infrastructure? How do you add VMs effectively to the system and still make sure you're allocating resources well? Any tips would be appreciated.

    ITKE54,905 pointsBadges:
  • Error when installing vSphere Client on Windows Server 2008 R2

    I am getting the following error when I try to log in to vsphere client on my Windows Server 2008 R2 "Error Parsing the server "x.x.x.x" "clients.xml" file Login will continue contact your system administrator" Does anyone know a fix for this?

    ITKE54,905 pointsBadges:
  • best laptop for esxi 4.0

    which is the best laptop for esxi 4.0

    Religion15 pointsBadges:
  • Microsoft System Center Live Chat TODAY, 11-2 PM EST (8-11 AM PST)

    Join Microsoft System Center experts Kenon Owens and Sacha Dawes live today in a chat where they will answer your toughest questions relating to System Center, including physical and virtual environment management, data center issues, desktop solutions and more. Bookmark the chat page now and...

    ITKE54,905 pointsBadges:
  • Reminder: Microsoft System Center Live Chat Tomorrow, 01/26/10, 11-2 pm EST (8-11am PST)

    Post questions now and review the answers during the live chat on January 26th from 8am PST to 11am PST. Learn how System Center can benefit your IT environment with integrated solutions from the desktop to the data center, management of physical and virtual IT environments, knowledge-driven...

    ITKE54,905 pointsBadges:
  • EMC CX4 VS Netapp 3140 VS Lefthand SAN/iQ

    I would like to know what SAN is best to implement ESX 3.5. In regards to features, management, and useable space. If anyone here went through the process of implementing any of these products why did you choose the one you have. If you're using 2 of the 3 or maybe all, why do you like one over the...

    Jhiraldo5 pointsBadges:
  • Losing Connection to Server – Why?

    Hi there, I'm just looking for some suggestions of possible causes for losing connection to our server periodically. We just brought our whole IT infrastructure in house about 6 months ago. From day one we've been losing connection to the server (ie. our offline files folder kicks in, lose...

    Cristal3na15 pointsBadges:
  • What new features would you like to see on ITKnowledgeExchange.com?

    Members We are always looking for ways to make finding answers and communicating with peers easier on this site. With that said I would love to hear from you on what features you think would make this site better. Some ideas could be to promote users Knowledge points more, allow more senior users...

    ITKE54,905 pointsBadges:
  • crashed disks and virtual installations – VMware Fusion

    I have back ups on another external disk of previously installed windows xp machines. The hard drive crashed on my IMAC machine and the MBR went with the old drive. I have a new hard disk installed with a different installation of windows xp. Is there anyway to retrieve the files that the...

    Jedge535 pointsBadges:

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