Category: VMware Administration and Backup

VMware Hardware Version Overview: Upgrades and Compatibility

The hardware version of a virtual machine (VM) reflects the virtual hardware features and functions that the VM supports, which in turn relate to the hardware available on a physical host. When you cr ...

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VMware ESX vs. ESXi: Overview of Key Differences

According to the latest statistics, VMware holds more than 75% of the global server virtualization market, which makes the company the undisputed leader in the field, with its competitors lagging far ...

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How to Patch ESXi with VMware Update Manager: Complete Walkthrough

ESXi hosts can be patched in the command line interface by using ESXCLI, though this method is most advantageous when the number of ESXi hosts you need to patch is not high. If the number of ESXi host ...

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VM Migration with VMware vMotion: How Does It Work?

No matter what kind of business you are running, even a short amount of downtime can cost your company a fortune. Unexpected downtime is nearly impossible to avoid, but you can still get prepared for ...

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Top VMware Tools to Simplify Daily Administrative Tasks

Installing even a couple of effective tools and utilities can greatly help you in administrating your VMware-based infrastructure. Quite a lot of VMware tools are free to use, which makes them especia ...

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VMware VSphere Integrated Containers: What, How, and Why

In recent years, containers have begun to receive a lot of attention in the IT industry. This is mainly due to the various benefits that they can offer. Containerization has taken virtualization capab ...

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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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