Monthly Archives: July 2008

VirtualCenter Passthrough Authentication

Dominic Rivera has documented a undocumented feature of VirtualCenter. A very useful, yet very undocumented feature of the Virtual Infrastructure Client is that it can be configured to automatically pass your Active Directory credentials without you typing them in. To use: create a shortcut to the Virtual Infrastructure Client, then right-click on it and edit… Read More »

Top 10 Free Tools for VMware administrators

vmware-land.com has released his list of the top 10 free tools a VMware administrator needs in his toolkit. Take a look at it and see it you are missing a few  ones. Top 10 free tools

PuTTy Connection Manager

Ever looked for a tabbed version of famous PuTTY? PuTTY Connection Manager is a free PuTTY Client Add-on for Windows platforms which goal is to provide a solution for managing multiple PuTTY instances. This is one of the most important missing feature of PuTTY. Get it now…. Here

Quick guide to tweak a VM for better performance

Today i came accoss this handy little guide to boost performance of a VM. Disable the pre-logon screensaver: Open Regedit HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop Change the value of “ScreenSaveActive” to 0. Disable updates of the last access time attribute for your NTFS filesystem, especially for i/o intensive vm’s this is a real boost: Open CMD fsutil behavior… Read More »

Need to check your ESX 3.5 enviroment security?

TripWire is here…. Came accross this cool free tool to check your ESX 3.5 enviroment security against VMware hardening guide. ——————————– Tripwire® ConfigCheckTM is a free utility that rapidly assesses the security of VMware ESX 3.5 hypervisor configurations compared to the VMware Infrastructure 3 Security Hardening guidelines. Developed by Tripwire in cooperation with VMware, Tripwire… Read More »