Resizing (Shrinking) Drives With VMware Standalone Converter
Jan17

Resizing (Shrinking) Drives With VMware Standalone Converter

KB ID 0000185 Problem Using: vSphere 6.7 and VMware Standalone Converter Version 6.2.0 I’m performing this procedure on vSphere 6.7, back ith the release of vSphere 5, This process changed, with vSphere 4 and VI3, you had to install VMware Converter on the vCenter Server then download and enable the plugin in your VI client software (like this). VMware now only has the “standalone converter”, so now you DONT install...

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Windows In VMware Fusion ‘Cannot Access Shared Folders’
Dec12

Windows In VMware Fusion ‘Cannot Access Shared Folders’

KB ID 0001627 Problem Every so often I have a problem with the Windows 10 VM that I run on my mac in VMware Fusion, last time I needed to upgrade to Fusion 11.5, before that it was a registry fix. This time I could not access any files or folders on the parent mac. Network Error Windows cannot access \\vmware-host\Shared Folders\{Folder-Name} You do not have permissions to access \\vmware-host\Shared Folders\{Folder-Name}. Contact...

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Adding Windows Server NFS Shares to VMware ESX
Nov17

Adding Windows Server NFS Shares to VMware ESX

KB ID 0000319 Problem You have a Windows 2019/2016, 2012, or 2008 server with plenty of storage space, and you would like to present that to an ESX/ESXi server as a datastore. You can configure a folder (or drive) as an NFS share and present it to VMware vSphere, so that it can be used as a datastore. Note: For Server 2008 and vSphere 4/5 Scroll down. Create NFS Shares on Windows Server 2019, 2016, and 2012 Essentially you need to add...

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VMware: List/Audit VMware Tools Versions
Nov15

VMware: List/Audit VMware Tools Versions

KB ID 0001618 Problem If you want to either audit, or simply get a quick list of which of your VMs are running which versions of VMware Tools, here are a few options. Show VMware Tools Versions With PowerCLI Use the following Syntax Get-VM | Select-Object -Property Name,@{Name=’ToolsVersion’;Expression={$_.Guest.ToolsVersion}} Like so; Show VMware Tools Versions With VI Client Using HTML Client To Show VMware Tools...

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Deploy VMware Horizon View (Part 2)
Oct14

Deploy VMware Horizon View (Part 2)

KB ID 0001609 Back in part one we setup SQL and our Composer server, now we will deploy our VMware Horizon View Connection Server(s). Install VMware Horizon View Connection Server On a domain joined Windows server, download and launch the Connection Server installer. Accept the EULA > Next > Acept or change the install location > Next > Select Horizon ‘Standard’ ¬†Server > Next > Set a data recovery...

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Deploy VMware Horizon View (Part 1)
Oct14

Deploy VMware Horizon View (Part 1)

KB ID 0001608 Note: You don’t need VMware Composer, or SQL, to use Horizon, but if you want to deploy ‘Composed’ pools then you will, (also if you want to maintain an events database), so I’ll cover this first. Below I’m going to create a database for Horizon Composer, and Horizon Events. Then I’ll install Horizon Composer. Horizon View SQL Installation Installing SQL is straight forward enough,...

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