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Back to ESX Reality

Recently, VMWare published a KB article which was picked up by El Reg which requires emergency patching of your ESX estate. This bug again relates to CBT and backups. 571 more words

Bare Metal

SAN for Homelab - Part 3


In the first two part 1 and part 2 of this series I covered the ground of what I wanted to use a SAN for in my environments and what I actually needed. 1,866 more words

SAN for Homelab - Part 1


A decade ago I used to work as a software engineer at Hewlett-Packard in the team that wrote the support utilities for their enterprise storage. 501 more words

Resizing a Mac OS Disk after Resizing VMWare Disk

I was doing some work on my ESX and setting up the Mac OS server that I started work on months ago. In the process of setting it up as a LAN software update server the disk ran out of space and needed increasing. 860 more words

Convert an ESX VMDK disk to a Hyper-V VHD disk using Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator

To offline convert a (ESX) VMDK disk to a (Hyper-V) VHD disk you can use the tool Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator.

Install the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator program and find the program “mvdc” in the default path C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator\ 163 more words


Hypervisor myopia limits the promise of a software-defined datacenter


I hear again and again from customers that they’d like to move to the cloud. Although the economics might not justify migration today, they want to eventually be free of the challenges in acquiring, provisioning and managing infrastructure. 935 more words

Clone a VMware’s VM without vCenter in ESXi 5.x by commands (The official way)

I will show the procedure by cloning a snapshot of a vm since this is a little more tricky than cloning just a single vm. 408 more words