Category: VMware Administration and Backup

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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How to Extract Content from VMDK Files: A Step-By-Step Guide

Sometimes a VM cannot be started, however you may need to access the data stored on a virtual disk used by a VM. This situation can happen after the unsuccessful installation of some applications, upd ...

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The Best Way to Reset the ESXi Default Password

Any user who installs the ESXi hypervisor must set the root password, but users and administrators cannot change the ESXi default password if it gets forgotten/lost. This approach may not be the best ...

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VMware Workstation Pro vs VMware Workstation Player: How They Compare

VMware is one of the leaders in the market of virtualization solutions and its products are greatly respected by a high number of users and customers. On top of enterprise grade VMware vSphere product ...

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How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack on Windows and MacOS

The previous blog post of our VirtualBox series covered VirtualBox update. After updating VirtualBox, it is recommended to update VirtualBox Extension Pack on a host machine and VirtualBox Guest Addi ...

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NSX-v vs NSX-T: Comprehensive Comparison

Virtualization has made revolutionary changes in the way datacenters are built. The majority of modern datacenters use hardware virtualization and deploy physical servers as hypervisors to run virtual ...

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