VirtualBox 4.1.20 Released

VirtualBox 4.1.20 Released !!! make sure to update your installation to get the latest bugfixes,! This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added: VMM: fixed a crash under rare circumstances for VMs running without hardware virtualization VMM: fixed a code analysis bug for certain displacement instructions for VMs running without hardware virtualization VMM: fixed an... read more

Create VM’s from the Command Line with VirtualBox 4

In an earlier post on creating screenshots using vboxmanage command in VirtualBox. Building on using vboxmanage command I discovered that I could create and modify a VM at the command line. This is an awesome feature if you are always building and deleting VM’s for testing an other purposes. So in this post I want to cover how to create an modify a VM in VirtualBox from the command line. So... read more

Installing and updating ESXi 5 VMtools with OSP

Recently I had the pleasure of building n ESXi Hypervisor 5 server. Server sprawl has taken over and the time has come to consolidate. The first VM’s to create are my web and database servers. After the build I was needing to install VMtools to get the full functionality on my CentOS / SL / RHEL 6 servers. There are several ways to do this but a way to add a repo and have it install updates when I... read more

Multiple Desktops in Windows 7

Continuing with the quest to get more of the features I like from Linux into Windows I now embark on having multiple desktops in Windows. This is a standard feature in Gnome and KDE and is very nice. There have been several for Windows in the past that are pay for, but I why pay when you can find a free version or one you can at least contribute to the author if you like it. As a Windows systems... read more

Enable Virtualization on Dell Optiplex 755 to run Oracle VirtualBox 4

Recently I ran into an issue when working on creating a test cluster environment for Windows 2008 R2 with Oracle VirtualBox running on Fedora 16 64 bit on a Dell Optiplex 755. The issue was VirtualBox would complain about VT-x/AMD-V not being enabled and would stop the VM from loading. After doing some digging around found that there is a specific setting in the BIOS to enable what is needed to enable the... read more

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