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folder VMware vSphere / Virtual Infrastructure (38)
VirtualCenter, VMware ESX + options
folder VMware Server (26)
VMware Server 1.0.x and 2.0.x
folder VMware Workstation and Player (20)
Virtualization for the desktop use
folder VMware Fusion (9)
Virtualization for Mac OS X
folder Useful tools and resources (2)
Other virtualization related tools and resources on the web
folder VMware View (5)
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure


 
document What is the difference between Workstation, Player and Server?
VMware Workstation, VMware Player and VMware Server seem like redundant products. However there are quite a few distinctions, that are quite apparent...
rating 03 Oct, 2011 : 177845 : 9
document What is the difference between bridged, NAT and host-only networking? Which should I use?
A virtual machine in VMware Server, Workstation and Player can have virtual network cards that are "bridged", "NAT" or...
rating 01 Apr, 2008 : 95272 : 0
document I need more performance out of my VMware environment
Step 1, 2 & 6 only applies to hosted products, but not ESX Server. The other steps are regarding hw or guest environment and will also apply to...
rating 29 Mar, 2011 : 92445 : 0
document Unable to connect to MKS: Host address lookup for server
When the client pc where the viclient is installed can't resolve the dns name of the esx host you get the following when trying to open the...
rating 26 Jul, 2009 : 48122 : 0
document What is CPU READY?
The amount of time a virtual machine waits in the queue in a ready-to-run state before it can be scheduled on a CPU is known as ready time. The...
rating 12 Sep, 2009 : 47698 : 0
document Upgrading VMware Tools fails on Windows Server 2008 with the message "Error 1316. A network error occured while attempting to read from the file C:\Windows\Installer\VMware Tools.msi"
This situation has been repeatedly observed on many guests after upgrading an ESX environment from 3.5u4 to 4.0u1 on Windows Server 2008 guest VMs....
rating 21 Nov, 2011 : 38030 : 1
document Where can I find a vSphere Client for Linux / Mac OSX?
In vSphere 5 vCenter includes an optional web server component that is much better than earlier based on Adobe Flex that makes it possible to access...
rating 22 Nov, 2011 : 29599 : 2
document Call "HostDatastoreSystem.CreateNasDatastore" for object "ha-datastoresystem" on ESX "esxhost" failed.
When trying to setup an NFS data store you get this cryptic error message and the data store is not mounted. The problem might be permission...
rating 21 Nov, 2011 : 22992 : 1
document What does ESX stand for?
ESX is an acronym for Elastic Sky X GSX is an acronym for Ground Storm X Both names were confirmed by VMware employee JMills in this thread:...
rating 26 Jul, 2008 : 18278 : 0
document VFS: busy inodes on changed media or resized disk hda
This message typically comes right after you've installed VMware tools inside a linux guest. VMware tools will at the end of it's process eject the...
rating 14 Oct, 2009 : 14636 : 0
 
document sdd was not found
Problem This  issue has been observed in environments where linked clones are in use. Provisioning of new VMs may suddenly stop working and...
22 Nov, 2011 : 3831 : 0
document After upgrading VMware View from 4.6 to 5.0 desktop pools fails with the error message: Diskfault: Selected parent VM is not accessible
Problem We have observed this happening in environments where we're using VMware Composer with linked clones. It will prevent new VMs from being...
21 Nov, 2011 : 4778 : 0
document Upgrading from ESX 4.1 to ESXi 5 fails: The specified network interface card is not plugged in. Installation cannot continue as requested.
We have observed this issue when upgrading from ESX 4.1 to ESXi 5 when only one of two nics that were uplinks of the switch of the management network...
21 Nov, 2011 : 4697 : 0
document Running IBM UpdateXpress System Pack from the Service Console of ESX4
When you download the UpdateXpress System Pack you have get a package with a bunch of files. Make sure to unpack all this package on the local file...
21 Nov, 2011 : 6774 : 0
document Call "HostDatastoreSystem.CreateNasDatastore" for object "ha-datastoresystem" on ESX "esxhost" failed.
When trying to setup an NFS data store you get this cryptic error message and the data store is not mounted. The problem might be permission...
rating 21 Nov, 2011 : 22992 : 1
document Provisioning of desktops fails after adding new host to the cluster
After adding a new ESX host to the environment provisioning of new VMs fails. We can see messages like these in View Manager event log: Desktop...
07 Sep, 2010 : 6911 : 0
document "This installation package is not supported by this processor type." when installing vCenter 4.1
You are trying to install/upgrade vCenter 4.1 on a 32 bit host. vCenter 4.1 only supports 64 bit Windows architectures and will no longer...
21 Nov, 2011 : 12138 : 2
document "Input string was not in a correct format" when using VMware vSphere Host Update Utility
When trying to upgrade a VMware ESX host to 4.0u2 using the VMware vSphere Host Update Utility may fail with the following error message:   ...
17 Jun, 2010 : 5844 : 0
document Using Trend Micro OfficeScan with VMware View virtual desktops
When installing Trend Micro OfficeScan to a desktop it creates a globally unique identifier. This is a problem in environments where you're cloning...
rating 21 Jan, 2010 : 7698 : 2
document Upgrading VMware Tools fails on Windows Server 2008 with the message "Error 1316. A network error occured while attempting to read from the file C:\Windows\Installer\VMware Tools.msi"
This situation has been repeatedly observed on many guests after upgrading an ESX environment from 3.5u4 to 4.0u1 on Windows Server 2008 guest VMs....
rating 21 Nov, 2011 : 38030 : 1



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