Archive for the ‘Operating Systems’ Category

Fedora 10 and gOS added

Posted on December 4th, 2008 in Operating Systems | No Comments »

Fedora 10 and gOS was added to my VMware ESX development box today.


Fedora 10
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Netware 6.5 on VMware

Posted on November 13th, 2008 in Operating Systems, Virtualization, Workstations | 3 Comments »

I had recently setup a development environment to verify the potential of migrating the existing age servers which running with Netware 6.5 from physical to virtual. The reason of doing this is purely due to the expiration of our server life cycle, and potential to reduce the capex requirement for replacing with new servers. As we know that the Novell Netware 6.5 will not able to utilize the quad cores processing power which is consider a common servers resources today.

I had tried to setup the VM for Netware 6.5 on VMware ESX 3.5, VMware Server 2.0 and VMware Workstation 6.5, and it was surprised myself that the workstation edition, I can easily provide 2 Vcpu for a single VM which run the Netware 6.5, which ESX 3.5 and VMware Server 2.0 is refused by default. I went for some google search and technical research, it show that the Netware will not require to have 2 Vcpu in most cases, even if you need to do so, you have to know the back door to overcome this.

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VMWARE ESX Server Management Script

Posted on November 7th, 2008 in Data Center, Operating Systems, Others, Tips, Virtualization | 2 Comments »

Have you ever experience your Virtual Console down and VMWare Infrastructure Client not working?

Here’s an alternative solution for you: a Bash script to run on your ESX Server.

Sample screen shot:

VMWARE ESX Management Tool Script
Author :
Version : 1.00.20081107.14.31
Supported ESX Version : 2.5 – 3.5

0. VM Informations
1. Register VM
2. Unregister VM
3. Check VM Status
4. Power ON VM
5. Power OFF VM
6. Suspend VM
E. Exit


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VMware ESX 4 beta screenshots

Posted on November 4th, 2008 in Industry News, Operating Systems, Virtualization | 14 Comments »

Please check more details at VMware vSphere 4 launching today!

How to add new volume in VM online (Windows)

Posted on November 3rd, 2008 in Data Center, Operating Systems, Storage, Tips, Virtualization | No Comments »

Your customer want you to add a new volume in one of the VM Windows server but can not affort down time? No worry, you can do that easily with ESX.

Below is step by step guide with screen captured from the VM (my test machine is running on Windows 2003 Enterprise):

Tip: It is best to do a snapshot before you start this task, incase anything goes wrong.

This is my test VM machine. It is having one disk at beginning.

1) This is my test VM machine. It is having one disk at beginning.

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