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Installing and Running PowerCLI on Linux

Introduction The wait is over, you can now run PowerCLI on Linux. This is due to Microsoft PowerShell Core 6.x and .NET Core which includes the modules. According to labs.vmware.com, PowerCLI Core uses Microsoft PowerShell Core and .Net Core to enable users of Linux, Mac and Docker to now use the same cmdlets which were previously only available on windows. PowerCLI Core enables a multi-platform scripting... read more

Network performance with VMXNET3 on Windows Server 2016

Introduction In this post we will cover an updated version for addressing VMXNET3 performance issues on Windows Server 2016. As with an earlier post we addressed Windows Server 2012 R2 but, with 2016 more features were added and old settings are not all applicable. What To Change According to VMWare you may experience issues similar to: Poor performance Packet loss Network latency Slow data transfer The... read more

How To Convert VDI to VMDK

Introduction So you have create a VM using VirtualBox and need to have a way to add it to you VMware farm or ESXi system, but the VirtualBox VM is in VDI format. No worries, using tools in VirtualBox we can convert the VM to a VMDK. The Process First step is to remove the VirtualBox guest additions if they are installed on your VM. If this is a Windows system use Programs and Features and uninstall them.... read more

Network performance with VMXNET3 on Windows Server 2012 R2

Introduction In this post we will cover an updated version for addressing VMXNET3 performance issues on Windows Server 2012 R2. As with an earlier post we addressed Windows Server 2008 R2 but, with 2012 R2 more features were added and old settings are not all applicable. What To Change According to VMWare you may experience issues similar to: Poor performance Packet loss Network latency Slow data transfer... read more

Using HyperBox to Manage Your VirtualBox 5.0 Servers

Introduction So you have a few instances of VirtualBox running on a few systems and wondering if there is a central tool to manage them similar to vCenter. Well there is such a tool called Hyperbox.  According to the site. Hyperbox is a free virtualized infrastructure manager across your different hypervisors. It aims to provide a free alternative to commercial products like VMware vCenter/ESXi and Citrix... read more

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