VM Advanced settings with PowerCLI

Applying VM advanced settings manually on each individual VM’s can be tedious task and need to Power down the VM to perform the activity. With the help of PowerCLI the task has been very much simplified with the help of cmdlet called New-AdvancedSetting I use the below script to to add the additional settings to […]

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vSphere 5.1 hardening Guide – RC version

Following the release of vSphere 5.1 hardening Guide – Draft version now VMware has released the Release Candidate version of the vSphere 5.1 Security Hardening guide. This RC version has been updated to address SSO and the vCSA as well which was missing in the drafted version of the hardening guide. The guide is being released […]

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vSphere 5.1 hardening Guide – Draft version

VMware has released the drafted version of Hardening guide for vSphere 5.1.  This drafte version is updated from the vSphere 5.0 hardening guide and it doesn’t include anything related to SSO and the vCenter Server Virtual Appliance probably these feature would be listed the next release. The guide is being released exclusively in spreadsheet format. […]

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Share Files between Virtual Machines

Sometime there would necessity to share files and folders between VM’s and it would be a very simple if there is network connectivity between those VM’s. Think of a situation where you do not have network connectivity between VM’s and you need to share files and folders between. I will show couple of ways to […]

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Selecting Network Adapter for VM

When comes to the virtual networking we need to choose a right network adapter for  the VM’s. VMware is providing different adapter choices for the guest operating systems. We will go through the adapters available you us to choose vlance – This is one of the first adapters introduced by VMware and its an emulated […]

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Expand System Partition on Windows 2003

In my earlier posts i have mentioned about expanding a system partition with a help of seconday VM. I recently discoverd it can be achieved using a small utiltiy called Disk Part. Its a small 36 KB file which does the trick in a quick time. In this post I will be expanding the system partition with additional […]

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Renaming VM in a Datastore

Recently I was trying to rename the VM folder and files to the actual server name as the folder and files were with name New Virtual Machine in the Datastore. Performed the below steps to rename the folder 1)Shutdown the VM2)Connect to the host using Putty and unregister the VM vmware-cmd -s unregister (path) (should […]

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Virtaul Machine Files

When Virtual Machines are created a set of files is created on the VM directory. VMX file – It is the configuration file of VM which contains the VM name, OS details, HDD names and location, hardware which are connected to the VM etc…NVRAM – It contains the BIOS information of the VMVMDK – It […]

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