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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/

Cloned Windows 2008 R2 virtual machine fails to boot with the error: autochk program not found – skipping AUTOCHECK

To workaround this issue on previous versions of ESX/ESXi 4.1 and ESXi 5.0: Power down the source virtual machine. Backup the .vmx file of the source virtual machine. Change the value of the disk.EnableUUID parameter to False. For more information, see Tips for editing a .vmx file (1714). Save the changes made to the .vmx file. Clone the virtual machine again. If these steps […]