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Can’t edit virtual machines once you upgrade to VMware 5.5 ESX and a virtual machine version 10

If you recently upgraded to VMware 5.5 you will notice this warning if you try to edit your virtual machines. “You cannot use the vSphere Client to edit the settings of virtual machines of version 10 or higher.  Use the vSphere

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Vmware server 503 Service Unavailable Fix

Recently I installed Vmware Server. When I opened the web browser it popped up with an error service unavailable 503. To fix follow the steps below. First find your tomcat directory. In my instance the directory was C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware

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Virtual machine seems everything takes 100% processor

There is a problem that exists where if you assign too much of the physical memory to a VM it will seem like every process you start bogs down the processor.  Anything from word to SQL server.  If you experience

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Moving a virtual machine from one datastore to another

First thing you need to do obviously is make sure ESX can see both of your datastores. Power off the virtual machine that you wish to copy. SSH into the server using putty or like product. go to /vmfs/volumes and

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How to change root password in linux

Gain console access, I use putty.exe for this instance.   Login and then simply type the command passwd at the console.  It will prompt you for the new password.

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Installing Trixbox(Asterisk) on an ESXi server

Install stage: 1. Download the Trixbox ISO. This will probably take ~1 hour. 2. Create a new virtual machine in ESXi with the following options Typical Linux other 32-bit 1024 for memory 10gb disk 3. Follow this blog to mount

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Mounting ISO images to ESXi

If you are trying to mount ISO CD-rom images to ESXi so that you don’t have to physically burn the disc. Here is how. 1. Download a program called WinSCP. This allows you to use SSH to transfer files. 2.

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Finally got ESXi up and running on my Intel i7 based processor system

So I was finally able to get ESXi up and running. You can see from my previous posts I’ve tried hacking my system I have finally given up after investing probably 30 hours of trying. What I finally did was

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ESXi cannot import an existing Virtual machine with Vcenter converter

While trying to convert an existing virtual machine with Vcenter Vmware Converter. I received an error that it had failed. So I browsed over to the log file to see what the cause was. C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Temp\vmware-temp\vmware-client-0.log After editing

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Adding SSH capability to ESXi

Go to the ESXi console and press alt+F1 Type: unsupported Enter the root password At the prompt type “vi /etc/inetd.conf” Look for the line that starts with “#ssh” (you can search with pressing “/”) Remove the “#” (press the “x”

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