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William Lam
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The response and feedback from our customers on the recently released HTML5 Embedded Host Client for ESXi Fling has just been absolutely phenomenal. Having only been released for a little less than two weeks ago, it has also become the #1 Fling on the…
The response and feedback from our customers on the recently released HTML5 Embedded Host Client for ESXi Fling has just been absolutely phenomenal. Having only been released for a little less than...
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ESXi 6 and above? I scanned the article, but I didn't find a reference (but that could be just my ADHD kicking in) 
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I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that we have a minor update to the VMware Tools for Nested ESXi Fling (esx-tools-for-esxi-9.7.2-0.0.5911061.i386.vib) and you can find the list of changes below. What’s new in version 1.2: Larger resource pool for…
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If you followed my previous blog post on How to audit VM reconfigurations and see what exactly changed, you may have concluded that historical VM configuration events may potentially be unavailable by the time you need to perform an audit. The reason for…
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How many of you remember the old WebAccess interface that came with classic ESX 2.0? I know I sure do! It was a very useful interface that allowed administrators to easily manage their ESX hosts through a web browser that provided basic VM creation,…
How many of you remember the old WebAccess interface that came with classic ESX 2.0? I know I sure do! It was a very useful interface that allowed administrators to easily manage their ESX hosts th...
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I am sure many of you are probably anxious to get your hands on the new VMFork aka Instant Clone PowerCLI Extensions Fling that was recently released! While using the Instant Clone cmdlets to help provide feedback and improvements, I have found that I…
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Over the last couple of weeks there have been several reports coming in from customers that the local SSD device found in newer Apple Mac Pro 6,1 were no longer being detected by ESXi. Starting with ESXi 5.5 Patch03 and ESXi 6.0, the Apple Mac Pro 6,1 was…
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This past weekend I was finishing up a couple of demo recordings for my VMworld sessions in case the live demos fail for whatever reason, which has happened to me in the past. A few of the demos involve the vSphere Web Client UI and I thought instead of…
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I really enjoy hearing from my readers, especially when they share some of the unique challenges they have come across or boundaries they have pushed with our VMware software. Several weeks back I received an interesting email from a reader named John…
I really enjoy hearing from my readers, especially when they share some of the unique challenges they have come across or boundaries they have pushed with our VMware software. Several weeks back I ...
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A question that I almost always see come up on a regular basis is around the topic of auditing or understanding what configuration changes were made to a given Virtual Machine. Today, the process of identifying this information is actually quite difficult…
A question that I almost always see come up on a regular basis is around the topic of auditing or understanding what configuration changes were made to a given Virtual Machine. Today, the process o...
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I was fortunate to have been given early access to the VMFork (Instant Clone) PowerCLI cmdlets to help provide early feedback and usability improvements before it was released to customers. Having spent some time with the Fling, I have learned a thing or…
I was fortunate to have been given early access to the VMFork (Instant Clone) PowerCLI cmdlets to help provide early feedback and usability improvements before it was released to customers. Having ...
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The VMware Fling’s team recently released an update to the existing PowerCLI Extensions which now exposes the new VMFork aka Instant Clone capability that was introduced in vSphere 6.0. The Fling contains a set of PowerCLI Extension Modules which in turn…
The VMware Fling's team recently released an update to the existing PowerCLI Extensions which now exposes the new VMFork aka Instant Clone capability that was introduced in vSphere 6.0. The Fling c...
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Earlier this week I received a question from a customer who was interested in creating a custom ESXi VIB that could execute a specific script within the payload as part of the installation and only running it once. This was a fairly common request that I…
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