Posts belonging to Category Virtualization

Install vCenter Server 4.1 on Windows Server 2003

To efficiently manage VMWare vSphere hosts, you need to purchase and install VMWare vCenter Server 4.1. With vCenter Server, you can manage vSphere hosts at an enterprise level, such as implementing HA cluster, VMotion, Data Motion, or anything that an ideal VMWare cluster must have. In another words, VMWare vCenter Server is the central management […]

Recover VMWare ESX root password

Follow this tutorial in the case that you completely forgot the root password. You need physical access to the server. The main key is to boot the ESX into a single user mode mode, and execute the passwd command to change root password. For version ESX 3.x and newer Reboot the ESX host. At the […]

Install VMWare ESX on a virtual machine

Yes, it’s for testing purposes only. Installing multiple VMWare ESX servers on a physical server could help you to build a fancy lab network for testing and studying. The idea is to install VMWare ESX on a virtual machine provided by a physical VMWare ESX or ESXi. The installation process is pretty straight as described […]

Step by step – How to install VMWare ESX 4.0

This tutorial is to show you step-by-step with screenshots of how to install VMWare ESX 4.0 on a server. I will install ESX in graphical mode. The overall process is just exactly the same with installing a new Linux OS. Boot up the server with Installation DVD downloaded from Select Install ESX in graphical […]

Change VMWare ESX, ESXi root password

This tutorial is to show you how to change root password for VMWare ESX and ESXi. For ESX Servers Login to ESX host using either SSH or direct physical console using root account. Issue this command to change password Enter and retype the new password. It’s recommended to use a complex password (but not too […]

Migrate virtual machines using VMWare VMotion

This tutorial is to show you how to move running virtual machines to another VMWare host using VMotion without any downtime. Scenario: Your VMWare cluster with Hight-Availability (HA feature) enabled, one host of the cluster was down unexpectedly, and VMWare HA moved all virtual machines on the ceased host to another host. But, it doesn’t […]

Install and Manage VMWare ESXi 5.0 – Free version

VMWare ESXi 5.0 (or VMWare Hypervisor) is free. That’s the coolest feature that anyone could download and install VMWare ESXi 5.0. Comparing with VMWare Server, VMWare ESXi 5.0 is the bare-metal virtualization that is installed directly on physical server hardware without the needs of support operating system, such as Windows or Linux. The only limitation […]

Delete a virtual machine on VMWare

This tutorial is to show you how to delete a virtual machine from your VMWare box. The delete process is very simple with just a few clicks away, but, it is very important to understand what goes behind the scene of the delete process. Do not fall into a hard case where you accidentally deleted a virtual […]

Convert physical machine to virtual machine using VMWare vSphere 4.0 (P2V)

This tutorial is to show you how to convert a Windows based physical machine to a virtual machine using VMWare vSphere 4.0. With Windows machines, VMWare can do a live conversion while the source machines are still online and functional. The conversion process is pretty straight forward and errors free. You could convert these Windows version: 2000 […]

Install VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone

What is VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone? If you love virtualization , and you want to convert existing physical machines to virtual machines, then VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone is a right tool for you. VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0 is the latest free version from VMWare. With this tool, you can convert various sources to running virtual […]