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Difference between vSphere, ESXi and vCenter | MustBeGeek. There is a lot of buzz of VMware virtualization solution these days. No doubt that VMware is the number one virtualization solution provider in the industry. People who are new to VMware’s virtualization platform often get confused while learning VMware vSphere and its components. So today I will be explaining all about vSphere and its components. Folks face difficulty to know about major components of vSphere.

It’s important to know the difference between vSphere, ESXi and vCenter. To get in-depth knowledge and experience in vSphere you can install vSphere inside VMware Workstation with little cost. VMware Inc. is a software company that develops many suites of software products specially for providing various virtualization solutions. vSphere is a software suite that comes under data center product. vSphere is like Microsoft Office suite which has many softwares like MS Office, MS Excel, MS Access and so on. ESXi, vSphere client and vCenter are components of vSphere. IBM Knowledge Center. Acronis Backup for VMware. Installing Acronis Backup for VMware as Windows Agent If your production ESX(i) hosts are so heavily loaded that running the virtual appliances is not desirable, consider installing Acronis Backup for VMware Windows Agent on a physical machine outside the ESX(i) infrastructure.

If your ESX(i) uses a SAN attached storage, install the agent on a machine connected to the same SAN. The agent will back up the virtual machines directly from the storage rather than via the ESX(i) host and LAN. This capability is called a LAN-free backup. The diagram below illustrates a LAN-based and a LAN-free backup. LAN-free access to virtual machines is available if you have a fibre channel (FC) or iSCSI Storage Area Network. Acronis Backup for VMware Windows Agent can be installed on any machine that runs Windows and meets the system requirements. First, read the Acronis Backup for VMware license agreement, select the acceptance check box and then click Next.Specify credentials for the Acronis services. Enterprise Support - Symantec Corp. - NetBackup for VMware components.

The simple ways to add or remove VMWare Tools components. | Virtual Enthusiastic. We are in this project to install VMware vShield with Deep Security in all virtual servers and then one question came on top. “it´s possible to install a vmware tool component without reboot the server, or without reinstall all of vmware tools?”. The answer is YES. So if some reason, you need to add or remove VMWare tools components on a existing installation, let me show how it could be easy with command line or parameters in vcenter console. First, you need to identify which component the component that you want install. Here a KB from component of ESX4 and ESXi4 very interesting: PS* I don´t know if the name of component is equal for ESXI 5.x (vShield, in my case) Now, you know the name of the component that you want to add.

I will check if vshield is installed on the computer: (here something nice!) OK. Interactive Tools Upgrade Automatic Tools Upgrade /S /v “/qn REBOOT=R ADDLOCAL=VShield” VMware Front Experience: How to automate changing the VMware Tools installation in Windows. A while ago I blogged about the VMware Tools for Windows MSI package, what hidden components it includes, and how you can take complete control over the installation or upgrade process by using appropriate msiexec command lines. The following question was raised in this context: How do you modify an existing installation of VMware Tools (i.e. add or remove components) without re-installing or updating to a new version? Since vSphere 5.5 you have - by default - the Change and Repair options available for the VMware Tools package in the Programs and Features control panel (Run: appwiz.cpl). This will launch the MSI installation wizard and lets you add or remove components of the package, but - just like at the initial installation - it will not expose all the available components.

Remove an installed component You can use "msiexec /i" to remove one or more components of the package. If you want to silently remove e.g. the Unity and TrayIcon components then use the command. Installing the File Anti-Virus component in Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 2.0. The File Anti-Virus component is installed by way of deploying SVMs with the File Anti-Virus component on VMware ESXi hosts. Prior to installing the File Anti-Virus component, make sure that all necessary preliminary steps have been performed, as described in Getting ready to install Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 2.0. To upgrade the File Anti-Virus component: Open the Administration Console of Kaspersky Security Center and select an Administration Server in the console tree.

Click the Install / Update / Delete / Change SVMs configuration link in the right frame of the window to start the Wizard. In the window that opens, select Protect virtual machine file system and proceed to the next step of the Wizard. At the Selecting an action step, choose the Installation option and click Next. At the Specify VMware vCenter Server connection settings step, specify the settings of the Application Upgrade Wizard connection to vCenter Server. Click Next to proceed. Click Next to proceed. Installing VMware Tools in a Windows Virtual Machine. Contents Previous Next Installing VMware Tools in a Windows Virtual Machine VMware Tools for Windows guest operating systems supports all Windows guest operating systems.

The detailed steps for installing VMware Tools depend on the version of Windows you are running. The steps that follow show how to install VMware Tools in a Windows Server 2003 guest. Some steps that are automated in current versions of Windows must be performed manually in Windows 9x and Windows NT. Note: If you are running GSX Server on a Windows host and your virtual machine has only one CD-ROM drive, the CD-ROM drive must be configured as an IDE or SCSI CD-ROM drive. Installing VMware Tools in a Windows Guest Operating System 1. 2. Choose VM > Install VMware Tools. The remaining steps take place inside the virtual machine. 3. Note: You must be an administrator to install VMware Tools in a Windows guest operating system, unless the guest operating system is Windows Me, Windows 98 or other early versions of Windows. 4. 5. VMwaremine - Mine of knowledge about virtualization - Vmware-tools-installation-configuration.pdf.

Tools installation problem: host Ubuntu 13.04 g... Hi, Host: Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit Guest: Windows 8 pro 32bit uname -a: Linux learningpc 3.8.0-19-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 1 16:35:23 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux VMware Player: 5.0.2 64 bit After installing this Windows guest I'm trying to apply VMware Tools. So when in the guest doing "Virtual Machine"/"Install VMware Tools... " 1) "There was a problem updating a software component. 2) "Error: There was a problem updating a software component. Screenshots attached.

After some researching I managed to found this URL: CDS Repository - /www/stage/session-32/cds/vmw-desktop/player/5.0.2/1031769/linux/packages So I downloaded the following package: vmware-tools-linux-9.2.3-1031769.x86_64.component.tar Untared it, made chmod +x to the resulting vmware-tools-linux-9.2.3-1031769.x86_64.component file and tried to launch the file with sudo . The error is: . So I tried: . and received: bash: .

At the moment I am completely stuck. Thanks! vFabric Documentation Center.