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Installing VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual Machine

This section explains how to install VMware Tools in a Linux virtual machine. To install VMware Tools in a Linux, FreeBSD, or Solaris Virtual Machine 1. Power on the virtual machine. 2. After the guest operating system has started, prepare your virtual machine to install VMware Tools. Choose VM > Install VMware Tools. The remaining […]

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How to Extend LVM Inside a VM

These instructions have been applied to RedHat and CentOS. I have seen some instances, where these instructions broke the VM. (So I make no promises. They worked for me.) Article: How to Extend LVM Inside a VM 1. Gracefully shutdown virtual machine. 2. SSH into ESX Server as ‘root’ and navigate to the datastore containing […]

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Creating an ISO in ESX from a mounted CD/DVD

I can’t remember where I found this article. But it too is being repeated so that I have a permanent copy of it. Article: Creating an ISO in ESX from a mounted CD/DVD I am using VMware ESX Server 3.5.0 to host a number of test machines, and I needed to mount the SharePoint Server […]

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Cloning a running Virtual Machine using the Service Console

I found this article and it went straight into my bookmarks. I have used this in an ESX 3.5U5 environment with no problems. Article: Cloning a running Virtual Machine using the Service Console To clone a virtual machine with VirtualCenter you have to power off the guest, but what if your next maintenance window isn’t […]