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How to set-up a virtual machine [using VMWare]

How to set-up a virtual machine [using VMWare]
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How to Use VMM to Convert VMware Virtual Machines to Hyper-V (V2V) Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager You can use the following procedure to convert a VMware virtual machine to a Hyper-V virtual machine through the virtual-to-virtual (V2V) machine conversion process in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). The source virtual machine can be stored in the VMM library or managed by a VMware ESX host. Before you begin Before you begin, there are several things you need to be aware of concerning V2V conversions: VMM does not support converting VMware Workstations.VMM does not support converting VMware virtual machines with virtual hard disks that are connected to an integrated drive electronics (IDE) bus.Online V2V conversions are not supported. VMM in System Center 2012 supports the V2V machine conversion of virtual machines that are hosted on the following versions of VMware ESX: ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 5ESX/ESXi 4.0ESX/ESXi 4.1ESXi 5.1

RFC 3720 - Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) [Docs] [txt|pdf] [draft-ietf-ips-iscsi] [Diff1] [Diff2] [IPR] [Errata] Obsoleted by: 7143 PROPOSED STANDARDUpdated by: 3980, 4850, 5048, 7146 Errata Exist Network Working Group J. Satran Request for Comments: 3720 K. Meth Category: Standards Track IBM C. Sapuntzakis Cisco Systems M. Chadalapaka Hewlett-Packard Co. RFC 3720 iSCSI April 2004 Table of Contents 1. RFC 3720 iSCSI April 2004 3.5.1.2. RFC 3720 iSCSI April 2004 6.2.2. RFC 3720 iSCSI April 2004 9.1. RFC 3720 iSCSI April 2004 10.4.8. RFC 3720 iSCSI April 2004 10.11.5. RFC 3720 iSCSI April 2004 10.18. RFC 3720 iSCSI April 2004 13.5.3. 1. The Small Computer Systems Interface (SCSI) is a popular family of protocols for communicating with I/O devices, especially storage devices. RFC 3720 iSCSI April 2004 The SCSI protocol has been mapped over various transports, including Parallel SCSI, IPI, IEEE-1394 (firewire) and Fibre Channel. 2. 2.1. - Alias: An alias string can also be associated with an iSCSI Node. 2.2. 2.3. 2.3.1. 2.3.2. 3.

How to Share Virtual Machines in VMware Workstation and Access Them from Remote Workstations This is not a latest tip, but an useful one which I wanted to publish for long time. This guide shows how to share virtual machines on VMware workstation from a host computer, and access them from remote workstations through network. Virtual machine sharing in VMware workstation is called ‘Shared VMs’ and it is a new built-in feature from VMware workstation 8 and later versions. Basically ‘Shared VMs’ feature allows you to share a particular virtual machine via network. By default Virtual machine sharing and remote access are enabled when you install VMware workstation. Things to Know about Sharing Virtual machines in VMware workstation 1) Virtual machine should be powered off for sharing. 2) There is a ‘Shared Virtual machine directory’ on host to have all shared VMs’ files and folders. Because I already have shared VMs on my host, the above settings can not be changed. All files related to shared VM will be moved into ‘Shared VMs location’ after sharing. 3) In two ways a VM can be shared.

Setting Up a New Virtual Machine Features | Documentation | Knowledge Base | Discussion Forums Prev Contents Last Next The New Virtual Machine Wizard guides you through the key steps for setting up a new virtual machine, helping you set various options and parameters. You can then use the virtual machine settings editor (VM > Settings) if you need to make any changes to your virtual machine's setup. By default, the new virtual machine uses an IDE disk for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, NetWare and FreeBSD guests. Follow these steps to create a virtual machine using a virtual disk. 1. Windows hosts: Double-click the VMware Workstation icon on your desktop or use the Start menu (Start > Programs > VMware > VMware Workstation). Linux hosts: In a terminal window, enter the command vmware & Note: On Linux hosts, the Workstation installer adds an entry to the Start menu for VMware Workstation. 2. The serial number you enter is saved and VMware Workstation does not ask you for it again. 3. 4.

VMware storage: SAN configuration basics VMware storage entails more than simply mapping a logical unit number (LUN) to a physical server. VMware’s vSphere enables system administrators to create multiple virtual servers on a single physical server chassis. The underlying hypervisor, vSphere ESXi, can use both internal and external storage devices for guest virtual machines. In this article we will discuss the basics of using storage area network (SAN) storage on vSphere and the factors administrators should consider when planning a shared SAN storage deployment. VMware storage: SAN basics vSphere supports internally-connected disks that include JBODs, hardware RAID arrays, solid-state disks and PCIe SSD cards. SAN storage, however, provides a shared, highly available and resilient storage platform that can scale to a multi-server deployment. It is possible to use NAS and SAN-based storage products with vSphere, but in this article we will consider only SAN, or block-based devices. VMware file system and datastores

VMware virtual machines targeted by ?Crisis? espionage malware Researchers have uncovered a single espionage malware attack that is capable of infecting multiple platforms, including computers running the Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, Windows-powered mobile devices, and VMware virtual machines. When Ars first chronicled the trojan backdoor known as Morcut last month, we reported that it turned Macs into remote spying devices that were capable of intercepting e-mail and instant-message communications and using internal microphones and cameras to spy on people in the vicinity of the machine. Since then, researchers have developed a more comprehensive view of the malware, which is known by the name "Crisis." A JAR, or Java archive, file that masquerades as a legitimate Adobe Flash installer allows attacks to infect a much wider variety of platforms, including virtual machines, which many people use to protect themselves from infection when performing online banking or while researching malicious websites.

vim.VirtualMachine Property of AutoStartPowerInfo, ClusterAffinityRuleSpec, ClusterAntiAffinityRuleSpec, ClusterDasVmConfigInfo, ClusterDrsMigration, ClusterDrsVmConfigInfo, Datastore, HostSystem, MountError, Network, ResourcePool, VirtualMachineDiskDeviceInfo, VirtualMachineSnapshotTree, VirtualMachineSummary, VmEventArgument Parameter to QueryVMotionCompatibility, RecommendHostsForVm, ValidateMigration Returned by CloneVM_Task, CreateVM_Task, FindByDatastorePath, RegisterVM_Task Extends ManagedEntity See also CustomizationSpec, Datastore, EnvironmentBrowser, Folder, GuestInfo, HostSystem, ManagedEntityStatus, Network, ResourceConfigSpec, ResourcePool, VirtualMachineCapability, VirtualMachineCloneSpec, VirtualMachineConfigInfo, VirtualMachineConfigSpec, VirtualMachineFileLayout, VirtualMachineMksTicket, VirtualMachineMovePriority, VirtualMachinePowerState, VirtualMachineRelocateSpec, VirtualMachineRuntimeInfo, VirtualMachineSnapshot, VirtualMachineSnapshotInfo, VirtualMachineSummary Properties Methods Parameters

What is iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface)? - Definition from WhatIs.com iSCSI is a transport layer protocol that describes how Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) packets should be transported over a TCP/IP network. By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy. iSCSI, which stands for Internet Small Computer System Interface, works on top of the Transport Control Protocol (TCP) and allows the SCSI command to be sent end-to-end over local-area networks (LANs), wide-area networks (WANs) or the Internet. How ISCSI works iSCSI works by transporting block-level data between an iSCSI initiator on a server and an iSCSI target on a storage device. iSCSI benefits iSCSI market success Ethernet alternatives to iSCSI iSCSI security Margaret Rouse asks:

vCenter Server: physical or virtual? - vInfrastructure Blog This post is also available in: Italian vCenter Server vDesign: Physical vs Virtual Machine Over the last years there have been some controversy over this topic: should vCenter Server be a physical or a virtual machine? There is a best solution or a best practice? The most important aspect is that both solutions are supported by VMware. Note that in both cases minimum required must be guaranteed. vCenter Server dependency In order to understand how is is possible to have a vCenter Server inside the virtual environment, it’s also very important understand with VMware service require a working vCenter Server: In addition, you will also need to know where your DB server is located, cause if you loose DB connection, the vCenter Server service will stop! Physical solution: pro and cons Pro Cons Virtual solution: pro and cons Best Practices for running a virtual vCenter Server vCenter Performance as a VM P2V or V2P of vCenter Server Reference About Andrea Mauro (2132 Posts)

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