Tag Archives: ESX

VMware vSphere 4.1 training

For vSphere 4.0 VMware had a “Install, Configure, Manage” or ICM class that lasted four 8-hour days. You could also opt for a 5-day “FastTrack” class that took the ICM and added components from the “Performance” and “Troubleshooting” classes and … Continue reading

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VMware systemId does not match

“The systemId does not match the current system or the deviceID, and the vendorId does not match the device currently at 006:08.” Nice descriptive message. If you add a PCI passthrough device to a VM (ie dedicate a PCI device … Continue reading

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Moving VMDK files

If you don’t have vSphere installed, or don’t have Storage vMotion and want to move vCenter itself there are several ways, the “vmkfstools” from the commandline, V2V with VMware Converter or another P2V tool, or by using the vSphere client’s … Continue reading

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Migrate vCenter VM

If you are using Essentials, or otherwise don’t have vMotion but need to move your vCenter server around, here is a quick how-to. Note that other servers don’t need the workaround, if you have vCenter up you can easily migrate … Continue reading

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VMware Update manager – Updating VMs

VMware vSphere includes a nifty updating utility that can update VMs, hosts and appliances. The updates include OS upgrades for ESX, hardware upgrades for the VM hardware and OS and application updates for the VMs. Note:The guest OS and application … Continue reading

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