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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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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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Determine the Perfect Price for Your IT Services
Determine the Perfect Price for Your IT Services

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

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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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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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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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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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 MVE^2)
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@Nabeel Ahmed

I would recommend if you need URGENT attention to the issue I would Ask a related question.
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by:R@f@r P@NC3R
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Hello

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

regards...
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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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IT Pros Agree: AI and Machine Learning Key
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IT Pros Agree: AI and Machine Learning Key

We’d all like to think our company’s data is well protected, but when you ask IT professionals they admit the data probably is not as safe as it could be.

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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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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The 7 Worst Nightmares of a Sysadmin
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The 7 Worst Nightmares of a Sysadmin

Fear not! To defend your business’ IT systems we’re going to shine a light on the seven most sinister terrors that haunt sysadmins. That way you can be sure there’s nothing in your stack waiting to go bump in the night.

ESXi 6.5 SSH & Shell warnings
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues and Warnings Alert displayed in Summary status for ESXi 6.5 after enabling SSH or ESXi Shell.
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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
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Hello, Is it safe to do this with a Domain Controller?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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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
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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 MVE^2)
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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
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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 MVE^2)
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@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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In this step by step tutorial with screenshots, we will show you HOW TO: Enable SSH Remote Access on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5). This is important if you need to enable SSH remote access for additional troubleshooting of the ESXi host.
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by:Michael Vincent
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Is there a way to enable this perenently of ESXi 6.5?  Jay
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by:Pete Long
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Mine just closes the shell window post enter username, and there appears to be no button in 6.5 to grant shell access?
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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.