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September, 2005


September 21, 2005  1:17 AM

Manually edit the VM’s VMX configuration file

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

An error appears when using the “Virtual Machine Start-Up and Shutdown” feature with W2K3 – which automatically starts and shuts down VM’s when ESX Server is shutdown and restarted .

  • This was a problem under ESX 2.1, but appears to have been fixed under new Virtual Machine in...

September 18, 2005  2:25 AM

VMware KB Articles of the Week

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

A couple of weeks ago I went to the London User Group meeting – there were the usual suspects from VMware and presentations from David Bieneman, CEO of VizonCore and...


September 14, 2005  11:34 AM

More Tools for P2V Style Cloning

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Last week I meantioned two new “ghost” like tools – which are “open-source”. This week it came to my attention that there are other vendor specific tools. Interestingly, some backup vendors are jumping on the virtualisation band-wagon – by allowing “system backup and restores” from...


September 14, 2005  1:53 AM

VMware Knowledge Base Article of the Week

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Yes, like me – you prefer interesting KB articles to the latest Dan Brown or John Irving. This article describes how to lower the vMotion compatibility settings – to allow vMotion between two ESX server that don’t share the same CPU Processor Family. This does increase the chance of failure...


September 14, 2005  1:51 AM

VMware Announces support for Dual-Cores

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

A new service release of ESX seems likely to be released soon. The rumour mill says tomorrow. This release will allegedly include support for dual-core support. VMware announced support for dual-core recently – did you get to see the press release? Link:


September 14, 2005  1:45 AM

VMware Release Time-Keeping Document

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

You may have already have come across this – Like me you might have seen some odd behaviour on the clocks of virtual machines. Time is pretty critical especially when it comes to things like Active Directory Authentication/Synchronisation and Kerberos Tickets. Anyway, have a gander at this PDF if...


September 12, 2005  1:55 AM

Backup Script which integrates with Legato

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Anyone use Legato. Erm, me neither, but if you do this guy has written script which allows you to backup a virtual machine while powered on (using the redo of a redo method) and integrates with Legato NetBackup. Only problem is its not free L but it is buttons to buy J. No idea if its any good at...


September 12, 2005  1:50 AM

VMware End of Support Link

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Like every vendor – support for older versions do fall out of official support. You may want to bookmark this for future reference: Link: http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/eos.html


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