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April 7, 2008  8:30 PM

Use the VMware Converter bootable CD for the difficult conversions

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Virtualization, Windows Computing

Depending on the scope of your virtual environment, it is likely that physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversions have taken place. The P2V process truly enables VMware administrators to put physical systems into virtual environments. However, you may have come across a system that for some reason will...

January 31, 2008  3:51 PM

Technosium 2008: VMware Update Manager now with offline patching

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, VI3, Virtualization, Windows Computing

I am blogging from the Technosium Global Conference and Expo in Santa Clara, California. While here, I will be providing you important VMware info from the show. VMware Update...

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November 27, 2007  6:43 PM

Use Virtual Infrastructure Client with Caution on Vista

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Microsoft Windows, Rick Vanover, VI3, VMware ESX, Windows Computing

The Virtual Infrastructure Client used to manage your VMWare ESX hosts may not perform all tasks correctly when running on Windows Vista. There are a handful of issues reported from users in the VMWare communities board such as "Object...

November 13, 2007  7:26 PM

How to Install VMWare Tools Through Windows Group Policy

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Virtualization, VMware ESX, Windows Computing

With all of the migration strategies available to the virtualization host administrators, it is easy to overlook the guest operating system details. When it comes to upgrading or installing VMWare Tools, the idea of touching every server interactively is not very appealing. For a Windows guest...

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