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Virtualization is the act of creating a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, including (but not limited to) a virtual computer hardware platform, operating system (OS), storage device, or computer network resources. Virtualization is usually the creation of a system that executes separate from the underlying hardware resources, or the creation of an entire desktop for systems located elsewhere, similar to thin clients.
David Varnum recently wrote up his impressions of PRTG, based on a presentation by my colleague Christian at Tech Field Day at VMworld in Barcelona.
Thanks David, for your detailed and honest evaluation!
I have done a test for my EXCH2013 installation.
But this test failed.
See the picture.
What does the error mean ?
My question is about best practices about having SnapShots and VHD backups of Virtual Machines hosted on Hyper -V
I know that Snapshots is not meant for substitute for Regular Backup and …
Is there any re-deployment tasks involved while upgrading a vCenter Server 5 Essentials to Standard?
Is it just a matter of entering the new Standard license keys on the existing vCe…
I have 40 computers throughout the US that are used for a single purpose (computers are identical). The only thing different about them is Windows username and perhaps some scripts we run i…
I don't have any monitoring software , what I have is access to vcenter and Netapp Oncommand System manager and I want to generate a report for all my esxi and vm also my storage in Netapp.…
If I am not wrong Manual Storage Vmotion is moving VM from one datastore to another.
I wonder if there is automatic Storage Vmotion, if there is , then in which scenario that the automatic SVmotion …
If I understand when you create VM with Thin disk you allocate a disk size , for instance 40GB.
I have read that the actual size of the disk is based on the size of the Data written to disk on demand…
When Cloning VM to Template or to another VM.
Is this all done through VMware Wizard (One Stop Shop), or there is preparation to do before cloning.
Also is the customization of sysprep mandatory (w…
I know that Andrew Hanckok posted articles about how to delete Snapshots that do not show up in Snapshot Manager as well as the snapshots that fail to delete when using Consolidation, by powering off…
If I am correct the creation of Vmkernel for Vmotion is mandatory, otherwise there will be no Vmotion.
Let's say ESX host has one Physical Nic..
Can I create Vmkernel port group for Vmotion as well …
I have seen scenarios when they create Vmkernel port, for instance, for Vmotion. They assign IP address to Vmkernel port. I would like to know if there is any requirement for that IP address. I mean d…
Is there a way to automate stopping and starting the vrops cluster? We are using NBU to backup the cluster nodes but it is taking extremely long. According to documentation we were given the cluster s…
I am having difficulty understanding the licensing restrictions regarding VMs on Windows 2012 Essentials. I need two servers, one to function solely as a domain controller and one to run a SQL server…
We have the essentials plus package I ahave VCenter 6.0 up and running and I am at the stage of adding the vSphere vShield Endpoint 6.0 appliance and have downloaded the .OVF. I am read…
we have converted a old server WIN2008 to a VM.
All works but the IIS performance is poor.
The users from outside can connect but very slow and sometimes with interrupts.
Do you ha…
We have 3 ESXi 4.1 hosts in a cluster. (It is due to be upgraded, however it is a validated system, and runs qualified VMs, so we can't just upgrade it to the latest edition without a full project & r…
I recently upgraded to vCenter 6 U2 (windows) and now I'd like to configure the Alarms. This is a global infrastructure with a single vCenter and as such I would like to configure alarms for each dat…
We have VMWare Replication setup between two site. My 2 questions are about renaming, though 2nd is independent of replication.
1. I need to rename a VM being replicated. (I also do Storage vMotion…
Our current environment is all physical servers (bare metal). We will soon be doing a P2V for all servers. After the P2V we will be using Zerto for DRaaS.
Our VLANs currently look like…
Probably a simple question but I am look to a suggestion on how to proceed. I am going to convert a old physical server to a virtual and I am going to use the Sysinternals app - disktovhd. M…
In Vmware , we can configure Fault tolerance to have VM copies data to another VM (kind of continuous cloning).
THere is also Veeam Replication or other third party vm replication.
What is the dif…
If I understand VMDK files are physically located at the Datastore.
What I do not understand, I have read that you can SSH to ESX host and list the VMDK files there, and you can Delete snapshots fr…
we have a vm (host is server 2012 R2 and vm too) that shows to not have any snapshots in hyper-v manager. But if i look at the settings of the machine there is used a avhdx file as disc. What h…
If you need to complete a Physical to Virtual (P2V), Virtual to Virtual (V2V) conversion, or migrate a VMware virtual machine and disk to a Microsoft product (e.g. Hyper-V or Windows Azure…
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