Tag Archives: Linux

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

sam.aaron/ December 3, 2015/ HowTo, Linux/ 0 comments

I’ve ran into this issue before and found the following article written by Chris Greene from Orchestration.io. 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 device will be eth0. If

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Installing VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual Machine

sam.aaron/ May 11, 2010/ Daily, ESX, VM Tools, VMware/ 0 comments

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 steps take place inside the

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How to Extend LVM Inside a VM

sam.aaron/ May 10, 2010/ Daily, ESX, VMware/ 0 comments

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 the vmdk that you need

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