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 »
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
Today i came accross this guide on howto move the Virtual Center database from one MSSQL server to another. Read the full guide here.. I know that this guide will be usefull when i next week have to do just that. Read my local copy here
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
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 »
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 »
I’m now done with the new script and it’s working perfectly. Background for the script: At work we use vRanger to take DR snapshots of all our VM’s (more than 400). We decided that we would only snapshot drive 0 and use a TSM client to backup the data in each VM and that the… Read More »
VMware has released the LAB guide for PowerShell from VMworld 2008 – Cannes. It is great for getting inspriation for scripts or just to learn how the PowerShell for VMware works. Get it here form VMware.com Or my local copy here.