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Prevent the incrementing of eth devices on Linux systems after guest customization of a cloned VM

I’ve ran into this issue before and found the following article written by Chris Greene from After the guest customization process runs on cloned VMs in some VMware products, you may notice that on your Linux systems the eth device number gets incremented. For example, when the system is first built, the first eth […]

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How to P2V linux into VMware ESX Server

I stumbled on this article a while back and stored it on a thumb drive. The original article was posted by Vladan Seget. It can be found here. If you do a lot of P2V conversions, I would recommend giving this a read over.

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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 […]