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VMware is virtual machine software that provides a virtualized set of hardware (a video adapter, a network adapter, and hard disk adapters) to the guest operating system. VMware virtual machines become highly portable between computers, because every host looks nearly identical to the guest. In practice, a system administrator can pause operations on a virtual machine guest, move or copy that guest to another physical computer, and there resume execution exactly at the point of suspension. VMware's enterprise software hypervisors for servers, VMware ESX and VMware ESXi are bare-metal embedded Hypervisors that run directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system.

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It is a common practice to join vCenter to Active Directory in order to enable AD logins and authentication to various virtual machines. However, there are times where this simple task fails. Fortunately, one of the most common reasons is due to an SMB1 issue and this describes how to resolve it.
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Ensure you’re charging the right price for your IT
Ensure you’re charging the right price for your IT

Do you wonder if your IT business is truly profitable or if you should raise your prices? Learn how to calculate your overhead burden using our free interactive tool and use it to determine the right price for your IT services. Start calculating Now!

Recycling an OVA - Flow
You have probably faced the following error and re-downloaded an OVA virtual appliance multiple times with a hope to successfully deploy that in the next attempt? Stop!, the files are binary identical! hence the error persists: The following manifest file entry (line 1) is invalid: SHA-256...
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Infrarecorder
This article will show you how to create an ISO CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image (*.iso), and MD5 checksum signature, for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.7 (ESXi 6.7). It's a good idea to compare checksums because many installations fail because of a corrupt iso image.
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vSphere 6.7 Web Client Login
HOW TO: Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.7 (ESXi 6.7) using the vSphere (HTML5 Web) Host Client 6.7, and perform a simple configuration task of adding a new VMFS 6 datastore.
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HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.7 (ESXi 6.7), Step by Step Tutorial with screenshots. From Download, Checking Media, to Completed Hypervisor Installation.
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Autostart VMWare ESXi 6.0-6.7 Virtual Machines -
The task has taken me a year to figure out, so I would like to share tips with you, in case you run into the problem and come across this article, searching for it.
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Connect Multiple vCenters together with PowerCLI with secure password as String
This article is divided into two sections. 1) First describes how you can connect to server / service / device with Username and secure password in powershell. 2) Second part is to use secure credentials and connect to vCenters which are in Linked Mode or isolated environment.
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VMware Site Recovery Manager
The article describes step by step how to validate the SRA software certificate once installed on the Site Recovery Manager server. I hope it will be very useful for all administrators of virtualized environments.
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Change root user password in PowerCLI
The short tutorial provides step by step instructions on how to change the password of the Root user by using Vmware PowerCLI. I hope you find it very useful.
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Re-create the missing VMDK File Descriptor
The following article describes how to recreate the VMDK file of a virtual machine. It is important that this file is always in the datastore where the VM is stored, because if the VM is not present, it will not be able to turn on and an error I hope it is very useful for everyone.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)
@Nabeel Ahmed

I would recommend if you need URGENT attention to the issue I would Ask a related question.
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by:RAFA
Hello

Please share the screens until the step you arrived, ask a question to help you.

regards...
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Become a Certified Penetration Testing Engineer
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Become a Certified Penetration Testing Engineer

This CPTE Certified Penetration Testing Engineer course covers everything you need to know about becoming a Certified Penetration Testing Engineer. Career Path: Professional roles include Ethical Hackers, Security Consultants, System Administrators, and Chief Security Officers.

A simple method to resolve a "keyboard not working" problem by modifying the Windows registry. This issue can often be encountered after using the VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Agent to perform a Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) conversion process.
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VMware Converter
If you need to complete a Physical to Virtual (P2V), Virtual to Virtual (V2V) conversion to a VMware product (VMware Workstation, Player or VMware vSphere (ESXi) ) for FREE, then there is some good news...
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In this article will go through how to backup a vPostgres DB from a broken vCenter Appliance and restore to a new vCenter Appliance.
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It’s time for spooky stories and consuming way too much sugar, including the many treats we’ve whipped for you in the world of tech. Check it out!
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August and September have been big months for VMware—from VMworld last month to our new Course of the Month in VMware Professional - Data Center Virtualization. We reached out to Andrew Hancock, resident VMware vExpert, to have a more in-depth discussion about the growth of this field.
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Ransomware is a malware that is again in the list of security concerns. Not only for companies, but also for Government security and even at personal use. IT departments should be aware and have the right knowledge to how to fight it.
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Giving access to ESXi shell console is always an issue for IT departments to other Teams, or Projects. We need to find a way so that teams can use ESXTOP for their POCs, or tests without giving them the access to ESXi host shell console with a root account.
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When using Veeam, or other Backup Appliance, sometimes we get some issues with Backups Snapthos that the Backup creates and cannot remove. This is an example from Veeam Proxy.
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In this article we will learn how to backup a VMware farm using Nakivo Backup & Replication. In this tutorial we will install the software on a Windows 2012 R2 Server.
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Exploring SQL Server 2016: Fundamentals
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Exploring SQL Server 2016: Fundamentals

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft SQL Server, a relational database management system that stores and retrieves data when requested by other software applications.

VMware host backup
This article outlines why you need to choose a backup solution that protects your entire environment – including your VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization hosts – not just your virtual machines.
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When rebooting a vCenters 6.0 and try to connect using vSphere Client we get this issue "Invalid URL: The hostname could not parsed."

When we get this error we need to do some changes in the vCenter advanced settings to fix the issue.
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Veeam Endpoint Recovery
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).
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by:DanielNinkovic Ninkovic
Hello, Is it safe to do this with a Domain Controller?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)
You will need to post a question, so we can discuss this.
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VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5
In this article, I show you step by step with screenshots to assist you - HOW TO: Deploy and Install the VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (VCSA 6.5), with some helpful tips along the way.
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by:Antzs
Would there be any missing functionality on the Appliance version compared to the Windows version?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)
No not any more!

It's now a no brainier NOT to use VCSA 6.5
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VMware Tools
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2016 installed.
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Windows Server 2016
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, the Windows OS we will install is Windows Server 2016.
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by:mary r
Hi,

I'm trying to connect a virtual machine (on ESXi 6) to Internet. I have seen most people can do it just with install vmware tools, but it doesn't work for me. Can you help me to configure it? I have an ESXi 6 server and I have two Vmachines (ubuntu and windows), neither of them are connected to Internet. Windows VM has a dhcp configuration (I'm not sure if it's ok, I supouse vStwich gives Internet...) How do I have to configure the vm? or the server? or the vSwitch?
Thanks
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)
@Mary r, please post a new question to the VMware topic area, and myself or other Experts will be glad to assist.
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VMware

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VMware is virtual machine software that provides a virtualized set of hardware (a video adapter, a network adapter, and hard disk adapters) to the guest operating system. VMware virtual machines become highly portable between computers, because every host looks nearly identical to the guest. In practice, a system administrator can pause operations on a virtual machine guest, move or copy that guest to another physical computer, and there resume execution exactly at the point of suspension. VMware's enterprise software hypervisors for servers, VMware ESX and VMware ESXi are bare-metal embedded Hypervisors that run directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system.