Monthly Archives: September 2006

BSOD STOP 7F in Windows VM.

The problem could be with LANDesk client software if you use it. Uninstall it as it may interfere with VMware-tools.

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vmx file parameters

http://www.vmts.net/article/parameters.htm monitor_control.disable_apic= “TRUE” |”FALSE” Disable VM APIC (interupt) Mode workload=”TerminalServices” Enable support for Windows Terminal Service e Metaframe tools.syncTime= “TRUE” |”FALSE” Enable/Disable Time Synchronization keyboard.typematicMinDelay = µs Delay auto repeat autostart=”poweron” Autostart VM when ESX start tools.remindInstall = “FALSE” |”TRUE” … Continue reading

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VMs don’t power up in Cluster in a Box ESX 3 – new disks.

http://kb.vmware.com/vmtnkb/search.do?c … SAL_Public Error message: Cannot open the disk ‘/vmfs/volumes//my.vmdk’ or one of the snapshot disks it depends on. Reason: Invalid argument. Fix: To fix this issue, run the command: # vmkfstools -c -d eagerzeroedthick This recreates the virtual machine … Continue reading

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OKAY … got this thing to work – just install the VMware-tools that’s included with ESX 3.

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VC – access db has a max size of 2gb.

Here’s the location of the db file: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\vpx.mdb You can go into the ODBC settings of the system and compress it and you should be all set.

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damn … tried this and am getting: The kernel defined by this directory of header files does not have the same address space size as your running kernel. Let’s see what happens if I recompile the kernel.

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Virtual Center 2.0 DB settings

[2006-04-27 11:54:37.236 ‘App’ 1160 error] Failed to intialize VMware VirtualCenter. Shutting down… You need to make the change in your registry in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware\VirtualCenter\DB the third one should be your password in a hash. You can just reset it to and … Continue reading

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Wasabi & Ginger – San Francisco, CA

Wasabi & Ginger 2299 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94109 This is yet another Chinese owned Japanese restaurant. The food isn’t bad. Spider roll was awesome +10 Nabeyaki Udon was okay +5 Raw fish was okay, but not fresh … Continue reading

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How to install VMware Tools in Trustix Secure Linux

How to install VMware Tools This is taken from: http://www.trustix.net/wiki/index.php/VMwareTools How to install VMware Tools This has (so far) only been verified to work on VMware Workstation v5.5 and a TSL 3.0 installation with the following groups installed: “Minimal with … Continue reading

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Speed Scrabble® – what an awesome game!

I’ve been a Scrabble fan for a long time. Because I didn’t do well playing it as a kid, I figured, I’m a grown-up now – the same handicap I had back then no longer applies, so I’m going to … Continue reading

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