• Why is this suspicious VMware connection bypassing my firewall?

    I'm currently using VMware 5 and I've noticed recently 2 connections are appearing when I start it up. TCP 10.100.100.161:55555->as-40816.engx.vmware.com:https (ESTABLISHED) TCP 10.100.100.161:55556->a184-85-99-51.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com:https (ESTABLISHED) But the problem is...

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  • What’s the best way to detect my virtualized OS from an application?

    I'm trying to find out whether or not my application is running with a virtualized OS instance. I've been searching online for the past few weeks and I found that VMware implements an invalid x86 instruction to return info about itself and VirtualPC uses a magic number / I/O port (with an IN...

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  • Which VMware API should I use for a read-only application?

    I'm looking to write a simple application in C# that polls a vCenter for all of its ESX servers (followed by each ESX server for all of its VMs). Basically, it will collect real-time analytics and put them into a database. This is where I'm stuck: I can't figure out which VMware API to use. Which...

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  • Linux Virtualization with VMWare or Virtual Box

    I have found, in multiple locations, that there is a way to force 3d acceleration into a virtual machine allowing Gnome3 (and even Unity in certain scenarios) to run. I have not been able to make this work at all. I selected the "3D Acceleration" box in both programs but neither will recognize the...

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  • Reasons not to use VMware as virtualization platform?

    My company is deciding between VMware and Microsoft's Hyper-V. I'm curious as to the community's thoughts on the two as far as storage, security, scalability, cost, features, licensing, cost. Any information appreciated!

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  • Pros and cons of running SQL Server 2005 through virtualization on VMWare

    I have been asked to provide pros and cons for running SQL Server 2005 on one hardware (VMWare) for multiple groups of DBAs. The proposed plan is to have SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition with system administrators managing the server and DBAs not allowed to logon directly to the server (only...

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  • Looking for suggestions on VMware specifications

    Our company is just starting up and we haven't fully invested yet in HW resources to prepare our development and testing environment. One suggestion that came up was to buy a high-end server , install VMware ESX and deploy multiple virtual machines (For database, TFS, etc.). However, we're not sure...

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  • Is there a reason why we shouldn’t use ESXi?

    One part of our company has 3 identical DL380 G5 servers. One of them is running VMware with one VM on it.We've started the process of migrating them over to be running ESXi. Two of the physical machines will have %99.99 of the time exactly 1 VM (the others will have two).The major advantage we're...

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  • (Answered) VMWare 5.1 to 5.5 issues with connecting through AD

    After updating from 5.1 to 5.5 we had issues logging in with ldap from the web. Clients would connect and work. Issue was resolved after looking at the ad connector. It had the fully qualified name in there and was resolved by changing to the short AD name. i.e "windows.local" went to "windows"....

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  • Which virtualization product is the best?

    Hi, anybody has any idea which virtualization product is the best? VMware. Xen. I am still confiusing with each one, anybody has experience in one of them. Do recomend us to wait until Microsoft Windows 2008 birth. Many thanks. Eyad.

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  • Saving / Running EC2 instance image on VirtualBox

    I'm trying to figure out if there's a way of getting my saved EC2 instance image and then running it on my VirtualBox to my personal computer? Is it possible?

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  • Chicken and Egg: Server and Virtualization

    Dear Colleagues, I am in a dilemma and looking for an answer to simple matter related to server deployment and virtualization. Let me elaborate. Our IT department maintains about 60 different servers that are running various applications and web sites. Obviosuly, it makes sense and we are planning...

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  • Making the call between VMWare and Hyper-V?

    We’re doing some serious upgrading at work and I’ve been tasked with determining how to proceed. I’m looking to make the call between WMware and Hyper-V. We will be running multi-processor machines which will be hosting Windows Server 2008 and Server 2012 with Linux operating systems. These...

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  • How to keep Vware VM clocks in sync?

    It seems that our CLI Linux VMware VMs lose their time syncing quite often. Is this common, or something strange we are dealing with. If it is actually common, how do you keep your VM time in sync? Has anyone else noticed this? What do other people do to keep their VM time in sync?

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  • VMware ESX went read only. Is there a way to save my VMs?

    I'm currently using two RAID volumes. RAID 1 is currently running a VMware Kernel console while RAID 5 has VMDKS live. When I'm trying to log into the console, it keeps giving me SCSI errors with no password prompt. But the VMs are actually still running!But I'm thinking if I restart, the Kernel...

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  • Should we go with Hyper-V or VMware for development?

    Our company is looking to replace a few machines in our office with (a more powerful) multiprocessor machine that will run either VMware or Hyper-V (with a few to hosting a mix of Windows Server 2003, 2008 and Linux OS). These machines were primarily used for testing ASP.Net / Perl web sites. Our...

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  • VM crashes when trying to run Windows Phone 7 SDK

    I've recently noticed that the Windows Phone SDK doesn't support running inside a VM. It simply crashes when the emulator is starting up (In Parallels). I've looked throughout the Internet and some people have said they've fixed by changing some of the VM's settings.Can someone tell me what I...

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  • vSphere 4.1 Drag-n-Drop Distributed Virtual Switch to a Different Datacenter

    Hello...I have a distributed virtual switch (dVS) which is associated with datacenter A. Just created datacenter B within the same vCenter domain, and would like to copy, move, or drag-n-drop the dVS in datacenter A to the new datacenter B. This would save me the trouble of recreating this dVS,...

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  • How can we tell if we’re running VMware virtual machine?

    We're using a VMware ESX server but we also have Red Hat VMs running on that very same server. We're looking for a way to programatically test if we're running in a VM. Ideally, we'd like to know how to do it from Perl.

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  • Resolving drifting clock on virtual machine

    We've noticed our virtual machine's clock drifts pretty significantly. We've looked at some documentation to fix it but nothing fits the bill (including updating regularly via NTP).Does anyone have anything that has worked well for them?

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