Tag Archive: Virtualization

Dec 01 2013

Configuring VMware High Availability (VMHA)

OK, you created your VMware cluster but the VM’s are not protected from hosts failure, and by not protected I mean your VM’s will not be automatically migrated to a working ESXi host and automatically powered on. They will be left in a powered off and not available state. The second bad thing about this …

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Jul 28 2013

Delegate Access Control and Management in Hyper-V

In a virtual environment security is vital, because you can’t give full permissions to everyone. Imagine just for a moment if a user connects to one of your Hyper-V servers, and by mistake power’s off some of the VM’s, or even worse, deletes them. But the user still needs access to his VM, right ? …

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Jul 27 2013

Building an Active Directory (AD) Test Lab using VMware Workstation

Building an Active Directory network in VMware Workstation is a piece-of-cake for those that master the program. If you are a newbie, you might want to read on. In this article I’m going to show you how to build an Active Directory lab, based on my experience with VMware Workstation. The best thing for you …

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Jul 21 2013

Deploying Personal Virtual Desktops and Virtual Desktop Pools with Server 2008 R2

If you work in a medium to big environment you know users need to be mobile, and be able to do their job by accessing applications and internal network from multiple devices, not just their office desktops. Maybe some of them are working from home, or you start to have more and more thin clients. …

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May 05 2013

Configuring VMware vSphere vNetwork Standard Switches

Creating or configuring networks in vSphere in not a big deal, well…not at the beginning anyway. Is going to be a big deal when you want to create a cluster, because you have to configure multiple adapters, create multiple virtual switches, port groups and so on. You will see later what I’m talking about.

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Feb 09 2013

Configuring networks in VMware Workstation

If you are using VMware Workstation you will definitely came to the point where you need to configure or create new virtual networks. Is not science, but if don’t understand how is working you’re in a bit of trouble creating proper labs and working with them.

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Jan 13 2013

Installing the VMware vSphere 5.1 Web Client

Starting with VMware vCenter 5.0 there is a web client that let you manage your virtual infrastructure. Now with vCenter 5.1 that client is so enhanced that you can do all the stuff like you would in the vSphere client, and even more. For example if you want to deploy VMware vSphere Data Protection, you …

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Jan 05 2013

Installing VMware vCenter 5.1 on Windows Server 2008 R2

VMware released the new version of vCenter server which is 5.1, with new improvements and features. I’m not going to write them here to bore you, but if you want to read about what’s new you can read this paper. The vCenter server 5.1 installation in this article will use a remote SQL server for …

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Dec 22 2012

Cloning Virtual Machines in VMware Workstation

If you are using VMware Workstation to test things, you definitely want to clone your systems. Why ? Because you don’t want to install a Windows 7 or Linux system every time you need to power up multiple instances of those machines. You just go trough a wizard and at the end you get an …

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Dec 16 2012

Creating Snapshots in VMware Workstation

One great feature of VMware Workstation is the ability to take snapshots of your VMs. This means that you can go back in time. Yes, that’s right. If you take a snapshot before you install a program on that VM and the installation goes bad, you can revert to that snapshot and your VM will …

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