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SQL 2005 setup notes for VirtualCenter 2.5

create user: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa337562.aspx (add sysadmin under security) as stated here: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003346 create db and make the user the owner consideration on recovery mode of DB: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1001046 how to make changes: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190203.aspx install native client on VC server http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta … n#filelist … Continue reading

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ovftool …

OVF is an open-standard for VM distribution. OVF has a number of important benefits, like encapsulating the entire VM in a single file, storing metadata, support for multi-VM configurations, disk compression, and platform independence. VC 2.5 also allows the VI … Continue reading

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Using virtual serial ports via named pipes in ESX 3.5

Create a named pipe as you typically would as the server on your first VM. The corresponding entries in the vmx file: serial0.present = “true” serial0.yieldOnMsrRead = “true” serial0.fileType = “pipe” serial0.fileName = “/vmfs/volumes/472c028b-dd6c1d22-a8f4-001aa0c0b349/Zangief-Fileserver/Zangief-pipe” serial0.pipe.endPoint = “server” serial0.tryNoRxLoss = “true” … Continue reading

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VMware yet again, wins over Parallels…

They did it once with the Apple Mac – Fusion over Parallels. Now again in Linux. Full details here: http://www.techthrob.com/tech/linux_virtualization.php Virtualization in Linux: A Review of Four Software ChoicesIntroductionThis week Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, announced a partnership with … Continue reading

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Microsoft a "Thought Leader" in virtualization?

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More FUD – MSFT vs. VMware

http://www.forbes.com/2007/12/13/micros … artner=msn I can’t believe people are writing stuff like this. VMware has a product that’s better in VMware Server and it’s free too! Read this http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/12/ … iew_1.html and see that you should really be using VMware server … Continue reading

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Analyst Mumbo Jumbo about Red Hat

Quote: Ahead of the Bell: Red HatMonday December 10, 8:08 am ETJefferies & Co. Analyst Downgrades Red Hat on Challenges From Competing Technology NEW YORK (AP) — A Jefferies & Co. analyst downgraded Red Hat Inc., saying competing technologies are … Continue reading

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Interesting time issue …

Interesting Time issue in Linux. To complicate things a little, this was Redhat Enterprise Linux 4 update 2 in a VMware VM – reason why it makes it a little more complicated is because that there’s a time problem for … Continue reading

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Cool Links

http://www.vmware.com/community/index.jspa – VMware official community forum. http://www.vmware.com/support/kb/enduser/std_alp.php – VMware official knowledgebase. http://www.vmts.net/ – free VMware backup tool / some other data on it. http://vmprofessional.com/ http://www.virtualization.info/ http://vmware-land.com/]]>

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