Veeam Launches Backup & Replication v7

When it comes to data protection, data replication and data recovery, these are very challenging tasks. Consolidation through virtualization has forced customers to retool automated protection and recovery methodologies in the datacenter and at remote DR sites. Veeam has evolved … Read More

Using vim-cmd To Power On Virtual Machines

When you have a lab it is very wise to have a UPS that will protect you in case of a power shortage, this is because a power shortage can bring everything down. When everything is 100% virtualized, DHCP , … Read More

Update VMware Tools via Windows System Tray

Those that use windows platform may inquire why they are unable to update an out of date VMware tools installation using the VMware tools applet in the system tray. When you click on the Update Tools button either produces an … Read More

Using PowerCLI to Answer Virtual Machine Message Questions

Many people, who do not like working hard, but believe in efficiency, automation and working smarter.  Just like scripters. You’ll sometimes hear them say something like “Any process which is repeated once or more should be scripted”.  Thus my personal … Read More

VMware Fusion 6.0.2 Update Released

VMware have just released a maintainance update (6.0.2) for their Mac based Fusion product. This minor update addresses a number of bug fixes to the recently released Fusion 6.X virtualization product. Those running nfusion 6.X then the next time you … Read More

Domain Controller keeps starting in Directory Service Restore mode

I wrote this post in case anyone had the same problem, after installing the last batch of Microsoft updates on one of my virtualized domain controllers. I wanted to restart my machine.  After restating there was nothing unusual at that … Read More

vShield Edge Version Discovery with PowerCL

It has become clear that when upgrading your vShield manager, the shield edge devices will not be upgrade until you restart them. Sometimes we are caught in a situation where you need to do manual  scheduled upgrades , then you … Read More

UPLOADING vmS TO VcLOUD WITH OVFtool

VMware’s OVFtool is a command line tool that allows you to convert VMware Virtual machines to Open virtualization Format (OVF). There have been some update in the latest version that enables the to upload VMs to vCloud Director.it is actually … Read More

14 Tips to Secure Your Virtual Machine Environment

Safeguarding your virtual server environment is vital, even though it doesn’t have the same issues as a physical environment. Here are a few tips to keep things running smoothly: Install only what you need on the host machine. Keep your OS and … Read More