But what about VUM?

If you are updating your VMware environments often you may have forgotten about the VMware KBs, Update sequence for vSphere {version X}. Since vSphere 6 is now available I decided to have a look through the new KB. For reference here are some of the past KBs and the new vSphere 6: Update sequence for … 

 

Static MAC addresses with VMware VMs

Setting static MAC addresses on a VMs vNic(virtual NIC) http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=219 http://hexadecimal.co/decimal-hex-converter/ Going from this KB, and using the hex converter if need be, we can generate a static MAC outside of the autogenerated MAC that vCenter will assign to a virtual NIC. To generate a static MAC: 1)Generate a static address that’s not in use. … 

 

Future posts

Life has been very busy lately. As work gets busier and busier I have been spending less of my down time on the computer… hence the lack of posting here. I have been getting into some new hobbies, spending quite a bit of time with my very active 2 year old, and of course trying … 

 

VM customization loop

I recently had a problem with a 2008 VM that would run its customization every time it would boot. Doing some quick research people seemed to think it was a problem with the sysprep directories. C:\\Application Data\Vmware\VMware VirtualCenter\sysprep However this was a 2008 VM and 2k8 doesn’t use those directories on vCenter like XP/2k3/etc during … 

 

VMworld 2011

This year I was lucky enough to be able to travel out to Las Vegas for VMworld 2011.  While I knew it was going to be quite an event,  I wasn’t expecting the level of excitement that was there in the ~20,000 attendees.  For the past couple of years I have attended the VMware Forum … 

 

New Improved Mobile Android App for the VMware KB

Who doesn’t love a good Knowledge base site?  Chances are if you have ever had to support any software you have been to the vendor’s KB site.  VMware offers a wealth of knowledge on their website and, like many other companies,  has been continually growing the community around their products.  You will not only get traditional …