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Unable to create snapshot: VMname/VMname.vmx already exists

Error: Unable to create snapshot: Operation failed because file already exists or Cannot complete the operation because the file or folder [DatastoreName] VMname/VMname.vmx already exists OR when trying to VMotion you get Error: Migrate virtual machine MY-DC A general system error occurred: Source detected that destination failed to resume. ESX/ESXi/vCenter Server 4.0 vSphere Client, shows an error […]

Uninstalling and manually installing VMware Tools

To uninstall VMware Tools in Windows XP: Click Start > Control Panel. Open Add/Remove Programs. From the list of installed software, select VMware Tools. Click Remove. When prompted, click Yes to restart Windows. Once restarted, open My Computer and navigate to C:\Program Files and remove the VMware folder if it exists. To uninstall VMware Tools […]

Powering off the virtual machine

Powering off the virtual machine To determine if you must use the command line, attempt to power off the virtual machine: Connect VMware Infrastructure/vSphere Client to the vCenter Server. Right-click the virtual machine and click Power off. Connect vSphere Client directly to the ESX host. Right-click the virtual machine and click Power off.  If this does not […]

Changing the IP address, default gateway, and hostname of the Service Console in ESX

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=4309499   Changing settings from the physical or remote console connection Changing the IP for the Service Console must be done from the physical console or through a remote console session. If you make changes through a network connection such as SSH, network connectivity to the Service Console disconnects because the Service Console’s network interface […]

HP & VMware Links

HP & VMware Links http://www.v-front.de/p/hp-vmware-links.html ESXi-Customizer http://www.v-front.de/p/esxi-customizer.html Install VMware ESXi 4.1 from bootable USB stick http://techsup.corp.networkingtechnology.org/ntforum/index.php?topic=206.0 Driver Versions in HP supplied VMware ESX/ESXi images http://h30507.www3.hp.com/t5/Eye-on-Blades-Blog-Trends-in/Driver-Versions-in-HP-supplied-VMware-ESX-ESXi-images/ba-p/82926#.U3TmQK3fzKc HP supplied VMware ESX/ESXi images https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=HPVM08 ISO to USB http://www.isotousb.com/