Category: VMware Administration

How to Convert VMware VMs to Hyper-V

For one reason or another, you might need to convert a VMware VM to a Hyper-V VM. Perhaps you have a multi-hypervisor environment, or you need to perform testing, or you want a more rational licensing ...

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How to Run Mac OS on VMware ESXi

In present day, VMware is one of the leading providers in virtualization technologies. Hardware virtualization allows you to run virtual machines with various operating systems including Windows, Linu ...

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How to Install ESXi on Hyper-V

One of the previous blog posts explained Hyper-V nested virtualization as well as the installation of a virtual Hyper-V server on a VM that runs on a physical Hyper-V server. Today’s blog post cover ...

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VMware Disaster Recovery Best Practices

Disaster recovery is a process that includes a set of measures that are directed towards recovering the components of an infrastructure after failure has occurred. Furthermore, DR aims to minimize the ...

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Key Differences Between VMware Horizon and VDI

Virtualization and cloud-based services are rapidly becoming more popular. Virtualized servers that are run on virtual machines (VMs) are widely used by companies in production environments due to adv ...

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VMware Backup Guide for Hyper-V Administrators

At first glance, the Hyper-V and VMware virtual environments may seem similar, but upon closer inspection, a number of important differences between these two virtualization platforms become apparent. ...

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What Is VMware vSwitch?

Virtual machines connect to a network much in the same way physical ones do. The difference is that the VMs use virtual network adapters and virtual switches to establish connections with physical net ...

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What Is a VMware DRS Cluster?

A cluster is a group of hosts connected to each other with special software that makes them elements of a single system. At least two hosts (also called nodes) must be connected to create a cluster. W ...

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VMware Snapshots in vSphere How To

VMware vSphere virtual machines provide powerful capabilities that allow today’s workloads to have a very agile, versatile, and efficient environment for software. One of the tantalizingly cool feat ...

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Back Up a vCenter Server Appliance: How-To

One of the downsides with earlier versions of the vCenter server appliance or VCSA was the lack of a native backup mechanism within the appliance to perform backups of your vCenter data. With VMware v ...

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