vSphere: Open Console Only Opens the Web Console?
May15

vSphere: Open Console Only Opens the Web Console?

KB ID 0001437 Problem At first I simply though this was an IE problem, but I tried with Firefox and Chrome and it was the same. ‘Open Console’ simply opens the web console, and does not offer you a choice any more? Solution They’ve done a great job of hiding it! On the VM’s summary tab, click the options ‘cog‘. And theres the options again. If you want to use the VMRC, you will need to download it...

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VMware – Cannot Cut, Copy, or Paste to and from VM’s
May15

VMware – Cannot Cut, Copy, or Paste to and from VM’s

KB ID 0000515 Problem Ever since ESX 4.1 this feature has been disabled, VMware say in their own documentation: Source (Page 215 – ESX Configuration Guide ESX 4.1 vCenter Server 4.1). To turn this feature back ON you have a few choices. Please be aware: We are talking about copy and pasting TEXT to and from a guest VM NOT files and folders. Solution Option 1 (Enable Copy and Paste on an individual Guest machine) Using Web...

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EVE-NG (VMware) Connecting to the Internet
May09

EVE-NG (VMware) Connecting to the Internet

KB ID 0001432 Problem I did an article a while back on doing this with UNL, so I thought I’d revisit it today for EVE-NG. I really like EVE-NG, for proof of concept work, testing, and just learning new products I cant think of any product better. But what if you want to connect your labs to the outside world?  Solution In all honesty a lot of this article you can skip, I’m just showing you what’s going on down at the...

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VMWare: Virtual Machine Disks Consolidation Needed
May08

VMWare: Virtual Machine Disks Consolidation Needed

KB ID 0001430 Problem You may see a ‘warning triangle’ over one of your VM’s, and on its summary page you see the following;   Virtual machine disks consolidation is needed. Virtual machine Consolidation Needed status.   Solution Basically theres a problem with the machine snapshots, If you right click the VM > Snapshots > Consolidate. Yes – Job done, that was easy.   Related Articles, References,...

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VMware vSphere: Adding NFS Storage
Mar13

VMware vSphere: Adding NFS Storage

KB ID 0001408 Problem If you have some NFS storage, and you want to use it as a Datastore in your VMware environment, this is the procedure to follow. Pre-Requisites I’m assuming you already have a network connection between your ESX servers and the NAS box, (i.e you have a VM Kernel NIC) on the same network. I’m also assuming you have the NFS setup correctly, in this example I’m using  a Buffalo NAS box. But you can...

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VMWare vCenter: Cant Remove ‘Orphaned’ VMs
Feb08

VMWare vCenter: Cant Remove ‘Orphaned’ VMs

KB ID 0001398 Problem I noticed I had a VM that was ‘Orphaned’ in my vCenter web console. It was not a production server or anything, I just wanted to delete it. However the option to Delete or Remove from Inventory was not available. Solution It turns out, you just need to ‘dig a little deeper’. All Virtual Infrastructure Action > More Uncategorized Actions > Remove from inventory. Related Articles,...

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