Tag: Nested

VMware FT in Home Lab

Hi, I have upgraded my home lab hosts to the latest VMware ESXi 5.0 few days ago but yesterday I find the time to upgrade my vCenter as well; For some reason I cleaned up everything I made in past and did the clean installation. During this upgrade I bought and added second SSD Drive to […]

Updated: October 7, 2011 — 2:18 PM

Can’t change now?

Well, in some cases, you may want to start working with new released “VMware ESXi 5.0” in you home/test lab which already based on vSphere 4.0 (ESX/ESXi 4.x) but you can’t upgrade the white-box/host because of compatibility or … in my case, monitor is not available in time of writing and installing new ESXi for some […]

Updated: August 27, 2011 — 5:39 AM

Changing Host Location/Cluster

Some times, for some reason (like for rearrangement in my case) system administrator wants to change the host location and move one (or more) host from one cluster to the other, to do so, the host should be remove from first cluster and join to the other. Well, it’s a very easy process but there […]

Updated: April 5, 2011 — 11:21 PM

UDA 2.x Config Maker

Yesterday, during my works with UDA 2.0 for exercising the “Script Installation” of VMware ESX/ESXi I thought it may be good if there’s a way for creating Templates and Subtemplates for this great utility, faster and more easier, so I start writing a page (web app) which going to generate Subtemplates and Templates for installing […]

Updated: December 12, 2015 — 8:12 PM

DCAS-#002 (Storage)

Base on my previous post, this would be another post in my VCAP-DCA Preparation series (DCAS). It’s about storage and how to add new storage (iSCSI) to the hosts. Condition: There is two ESXi 4.1 hosts with one NIC, one vSwitch (vSwitch0) and two VMKernel port (vmk0 & vmk1) and both have their local datastores […]

Updated: March 19, 2011 — 11:52 PM

DCAS-#001 (Lab Preparation … Network)

Again, I have new goal and I want to rearrange my home lab to meet the requirements for it. This time my goal is “VCAP4-DCA” certification and I have to use different kind of tools for preparation. As one of my PC stop working (one of my two Physical host – whitebox), I have to […]

Updated: March 19, 2011 — 11:13 AM

Running VMware ESXi 4.1 on VMware ESXi 4.0

It seem there’s some problem on installing VMware ESXi 4.1 on the ESXi 4.0 (which mentioned by “Eric Gray” on his site “vCritical” as an UPDATE for his article) and the underlying platform should be ESXi 4.1. I have problem on installing it directly on the ESXi 4.0, but there’s always a way to reach […]

Updated: September 21, 2010 — 4:32 PM

Running two VMware ESXi 4.1 on only 2GB RAM

Hi, During my testing VMware ESXi 4.1 which is the last version currently, I’ve installed it on two VM on my VMware Workstation 7.1 which supporting ESX 4.0 as guest OS. The system I’m used on my working place have Intel E5300 CPU, 2GB DDR2 Memory and running Windows XP SP3. There are some good […]

Updated: September 21, 2010 — 4:27 PM

VMware Workstation 7.1 and Hyper-V on the Windows Server 2008 R2

Some days ago, I get one HP DL380 G5 server from one of my friends in project which we all working on it (he is our project manager), so I can install and test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 edition as well as new feature in Hyper-V. I had installed and worked a little with […]

Updated: June 24, 2010 — 4:27 AM

Finally uploaded

Hi, Finally I have split the Nested VMs video file into 3 part and upload it again into YouTube and also add them to the “Video Page”. First part will demonstrate the creation and installation of VMware ESX 4.0 as guest OS. Second part will demonstrate the test of network and its troubleshooting. And finally, […]

Updated: March 31, 2010 — 8:24 PM