Category: VMware Administration and Backup

Installing Android on VMware ESXi: A How-To Guide

Android is a very popular and prolific operating system on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Most of the time, there is no practical reason to install Android on a physical computer, but ...

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Introducing VMware Distributed Switch: What, Why, and How

A virtual switch is the software analog of a physical switch intended to connect virtual network controllers of virtual machine to networks on the second layer of the OSI model. A vSwitch is a virtual ...

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How to Perform P2V and V2V Migration with VMware Converter

Creating a new virtual machine as well as installing and configuring all necessary applications can take a long time. Fortunately, when you need to migrate your workloads from a physical server to a V ...

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How to Install VMware Tools on Linux, Windows, MacOS, FreeBSD, and Solaris

If you have ever deployed a VMware VM on VMware ESXi, VMware Workstation, VMware Player, or VMware Fusion, you’ve probably noticed that after installing a guest operating system (OS), the VMware hyp ...

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How to Use VMware vApp in a vSphere Environment: Short Walkthrough

Multi-tier and complex applications are used to distribute workloads across servers and to provide a higher level of security, performance, and scalability. When deploying applications that need compo ...

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Back Up and Restore VMware ESXi Host Configuration: A Step-By-Step Guide

Backup is one of the most important actions for continuous operation of any IT infrastructure. Running servers as virtual machines (VMs) on ESXi hosts in vSphere provides you greater advantages when b ...

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How VMware EVC Mode Works: Complete Overview

If you are familiar with the vMotion feature, you probably remember that the recommended practice is to use the same processors on all ESXi servers for VM live migration. If you want to use servers wi ...

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Most Useful ESXCLI and ESXi Shell Commands for Your VMware Environment

VMware provides a powerful and convenient graphical interface for managing ESXi servers – you can use a VMware vSphere Client that is a standalone application on Windows machines for managing ESXi h ...

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How to Set Up VMware Workstation Server: An Expert Guide

VMware Workstation is a great virtualization product that allows you to run multiple virtual machines on Linux and Windows operating systems installed on physical computers. When multiple users need t ...

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How to Run ESXi from a USB Flash Drive

Many of us know that ESXi can be installed not only from a CD disc, but also from a bootable USB flash drive. What’s more, a USB flash drive can be used not only as installation media – ESXi can a ...

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