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November 17, 2008  4:49 PM

Secure method to P2V across security zones



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, P2V migrations, VI3, Virtual machine security, VirtualCenter, Virtualization, VMware, VMware Converter, VMware ESX 3.5, VMware ESXi

A common VMware Communities question is how to P2V or convert a system from within a demilitarized zone (DMZ) to a virtual machine (VM) running within an ESX host that will be part of the DMZ virtual network. P2V works by imaging the physical host within the DMZ and transferring that image to...

November 12, 2008  6:06 PM

Configuring single sign-on to log into VirtualCenter



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VirtualCenter, VMware, VMware ESX

Beginning with VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 2, VMware has provided the ability to pass your currently logged-in Windows domain credentials to VirtualCenter using the VMware Infrastructure Client so you no longer have to log in to VirtualCenter separately. To do this you can create a special shortcut...


November 12, 2008  4:55 PM

VMware administrator resources



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VI3, VirtualCenter, VMware, VMware ESX

When it comes to finding technical information on VMware products there are a number of obvious sources of information such as the official documentation and books but there are also some not so obvious sources that contain tons of great technical information. VMware's Knowledge...


November 7, 2008  5:36 PM

Updating VMware ESX? Don’t forget VMware Tools



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, VI3, VMware, VMware ESX, VMware Tools

While VMware Tools guest OS upgrades are an inconvenience in the life of a VMware ESX and VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) administrator, they need to be done. VMware Tools is a set of drivers designed to greatly improve console interaction, but also includes drivers such as disk and network...


November 3, 2008  7:27 PM

Replacing a VMware ESX SAN



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, Storage, VI3, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESX, VMware High Availability (VMware HA)

Replacing or upgrading a SAN is no trivial task. There are a few tried-and-true steps to take when replacing a SAN which I'll outline in this blog post, including a key step to the process that will ensure a successful switch. I recently upgraded from an HP MSA 1000 to an IBM DS3400 because I...


November 3, 2008  6:52 PM

VMware ESXi security review: Firewall, please



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, Security, VI3, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESX, VMware ESXi

VMware ESXi may have a smaller footprint than VMware ESX, but the pro-security theory behind the skinny ESX version may be defunct given the lack of ability to create a Defense in Depth strategy around the...


October 30, 2008  10:27 PM

Accessing VMware Server Web Access Logs for Authentication Failures



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, VMware, VMWare Server 2.0

VMware Server 2.0 has a fundamentally different interface compared to the thick client that was used in the 1.0 product. Along with the different interface comes a logging mechanism for access to the web interface, VI Web Access. This is one of the key new display features of VMware Server 2.0. For...


October 30, 2008  2:53 PM

Top VMworld 2008 links: Get helpful VMware info here



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMware, VMworld 2008

VMworld 2008 is over, but you can still get useful advice and information from it. Here's my list of must-click VMworld 2008 links. This list offers helpful info for VMware users, whether you attended VMworld or not. It contains webcasts of the two VMware keynotes, live blogging...


October 30, 2008  1:11 PM

VMware adds another Windows user to its customer list



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Hyper-V, Oracle, SQL Server, VI3, Virtualization, VMotion, VMware, VMware High Availability (VMware HA), Windows Computing

VMware, Inc. announced last week that another Windows customer is using VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) instead of Microsoft...

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October 29, 2008  8:28 PM

VMware virtualizes Nationwide Services’ Windows environment



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
DataCenter, Hyper-V, Microsoft Windows, VI3, Virtualization, VMware, Windows Computing

Palo Alto, Calif.-based VMware, Inc. announced that


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