Category Archives: VMware

Seven things to know to make Hyperflex go – Cisco HyperFlex Best Practices

Creating a Datastore in Hyperflex Connect is easy, Creating a Datastore in vCenter is messy, When creating HXDP Snapshots in vCenter you need to be careful. There are some things that you need to do differently, and some you should do differently. Here are Seven things to know to make Hyperflex go. Continue reading

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Script to create Linked Clones on ESXi

After creating my set of linked clones, the total additional space required for 10 linked clones was less than 11GB, yet each clone was a fully functioning copy of the original 40GB parent. Total space saved, approximately 390GB! Continue reading

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Cisco UCS has had a baby (Mother and Daughterboard doing well)

Originally posted on UCSguru.com:
As many of you know I am now in full CCIE Datacenter study mode, and as such have not had as much time to blog and answer posted questions as I would like. However I…

Posted in Cisco, opinion, VMware

Windows 8 Install – What a ridiculous product key

Not Happy. Since I have a Mac, I had to buy the System Builder version of Windows 8 to legally run it in a Virtual Machine. I don’t have a problem with that. What I do have a problem with … Continue reading

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Clearly too much frenzy at click frenzy

It was advertised as The Sale that stops a nation JOIN THE FRENZY AT 7PM EDST, NOVEMBER 20, 2012 IN… Click Frenzy is Australia’s first national online-only mega-sale! I heard about this mega-sale when at the vMware forum (Sydney) last … Continue reading

Posted in Cloud, Cloud computing, opinion, rant, VMware

How to convert GNS3WB to ESXi from ESXi command line:

Many thanks to David Dionne who has has submitted the following: Get the WorkBench to your esxi storage via scp or vsphere client ssh into esxi server or access the console with Alt-F1 over ipmi1.5/2 or from local keyboard and … Continue reading

Posted in ESXi, GNS3, GNS3 WorkBench, Linux, Ubuntu, virtual interface, VMware | 6 Comments

V2P – Converting GNS3 Workbench to a physical hard drive

Many thanks to Drew at Techoid.net for writing this article explaining how to convert the GNS3 VM to a physical hard drive. It should work for any Ubuntu install as well. Also check out https://rednectar.net/2012/05/10/moving-gns3-workbench-to-a-physical-machinedisk/ for a second opinion.

Posted in GNS3 WorkBench, Linux, Ubuntu, V2P, Virtual Machine, VMware, VMware Player

Moving GNS3 WorkBench to a physical machine/disk

GNS3 WorkBench user Malaya Manas has posted instructions here on his blog to show how to port GNS3 WorkBench to a physical disk/USB. The process of converting Virtual Machines to Physical is known as V2P. It sounds a bit tricky … Continue reading

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Application Gems

Everyone has their favourite applications, and every now and then you find a gem that you wonder how you ever lived without. Here are my “gems”, I hope you find some of them as useful as I have. Some of … Continue reading

Posted in Mac OS X, Macintosh, Microsoft, Microsoft Word, opinion, SSID, VMware, wifi, Wireshark | 18 Comments

Linking your Host PC and Guest OS to devices in GNS3 WorkBench

Once you become familiar with GNS3, the thought soon strikes – how can I get my PC to talk to the routers in my GNS3 configuration? Since GNS3 WorkBench operates within a virtual machine, the process is a little more … Continue reading

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