Virtualization

VMware ESXi host tips

Some of my VMware notes in short form, just publishing it since it has been in my drafts folder too long. Remove virtual adapter ala vmk0 # esxcli network ip interface remove -i vmk1 Configure IP on vmk # esxcli network ip interface ipv4 set -i vmk3 -I 10.255.2.37 -N 255.255.255.0 -t static List vmk […]

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Virtualization

Backup VMware ESXi using BazaarVCB

This post describes how you can backup your VMware ESXi home installation with free license using BazaarVCB if you do not have a vCenter Server available. Bazaarvcb is the fastest backup solution I have used on the free VMware hypervisor. Download the latest version from the download page. The backup script is run by crontab […]

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Linux

Mount VMware virtual disk VMDK-file in a physical linux machine

This example has been used on a machine with VMware Workstation 9 installed locally. To mount a VMDK-file you can use the VMware command vmware-mount like this $ sudo vmware-mount /path/to/vmdk/file/name-of-vmdk-file.vmdk 1 /path/to/mount/point In the example above we have mounted partition 1 in the VMDK-file from the disk /path/to/vmdk/file/name-of-vmdk-file.vmdk The files are now accessible from […]

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Linux

Add new harddisk to linux without reboot

This is a short post on how you can add a new SATA og SCSI harddisk in your running/live linux machine without a reboot. The BIOS of the machine is not aware of new hardware being added, but you can ask the disk controllers to rescan and become aware of new harddisks. This is how […]

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Virtualization

Install free VMware 5.1 Hypervisor on HP Z600

This is just some short notes on how you can manage to install the free VMware 5.1 Hypervisor on a HP Z600 Workstation. I assume you have already downloaded the installer from http://vmware.com As always when you would like to utilize virtualization in your CPU you have to enable the following BIOS settings Advanced Chipset […]

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