#vBrownBag Follow-Up VCP6-DCV Objective 10 with Ariel Sanchez (@arielsanchezmor)

Ariel Sanchez covers section 10 of the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization exam blueprint on administering and managing virtual machines. VCP6-DCV Objective 10 Video You can find Ariel on Twitter @Arielsanchezmor Originally published by ProfessionalVMware.com where you can check out all our past recordings and upcoming schedule.

#vBrownBag Follow-Up VCP6 Foundation Exam Section 4 with Mike Wilson (@IT_Muscle)

In this episode, Mike Wilson reviews section 4 of the VCP6 Foundation Exam blueprint, focusing on networking. VCP6 Foundation Exam Section 4 Video Objective 4.1 – Identify VM hardware versions and capabilities, VM access options (console, etc) – Demo includes create/configure templates and customization specs, edit virtual machines, deploy virtual machines and vApps Objective 4.2 Read more about #vBrownBag Follow-Up VCP6 Foundation Exam Section 4 with Mike Wilson (@IT_Muscle)[…]

Installing FreeBSD 9.0 on vSphere 5

So, FreeBSD9 was released recently. While it’s not on the VMware HCL, the prior release 8.x is, so keep in mind while it works, support may get interesting if something goes sideways. Installing FreeBSD 9.0 Getting the bits I pulled the 2.1GB DVD ISO from here: ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/amd64/ISO-IMAGES/9.0/ Choose the ISO that suits what your requirements. Read more about Installing FreeBSD 9.0 on vSphere 5[…]

Finding Virtual Center Logs on Windows Server 2008

Well, if that wasn’t an SEO title, I’m not sure what is. Basically, I find myself often having to find this in either the VMware KB or via Google each time I need it. Where are the logs? C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter The problem you may run into however, is that the “ProgramData” folder is hidden by Read more about Finding Virtual Center Logs on Windows Server 2008[…]

Useful Windows Commands for VM Administrators

Over the course of my travels, I’ve found that having a quick reference to random Windows commands is helpful. Here are two sets of commands I use often enough to be useful, but not often enough that I’ve committed them to memory: Managing IP Addresses from the CLI Netsh! – This one predates PowerShell on Read more about Useful Windows Commands for VM Administrators[…]

PowerCLI – Nexus1000v and VMXNET3

Today’s post is brought to us by Chris, a member of the VMware community who wields some powerful Louisianan VooDoo magic (and PowerCLI). Chris uses this to show us how to take a csv file in, and use it to attach a VM to a dVS switch as well as adding the VMXNET3 nic to Read more about PowerCLI – Nexus1000v and VMXNET3[…]

VMware Tools –default!

When was the last time you found yourself configuring VMware tools on Linux? Did having to incessantly press enter accepting the defaults drive you nuts too? I think I might be the last one to the game on this, but today I was stumbling through configuring VMware tools on a few Linux VMs. Stumbling, over Read more about VMware Tools –default![…]

The Most Awesome PowerCLI Cmdlet You Aren’t Using

While all of PowerCLI is remarkable in both it’s power and ease of use, there are some cmdlets that do not get as much airtime as they deserve. One of those, is Invoke-VMScript. From Get-Help InvokeVMScript NAME     Invoke-VMScript SYNOPSIS     Executes the specified PowerShell script in the guest OS of each of the specified Read more about The Most Awesome PowerCLI Cmdlet You Aren’t Using[…]