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  • Open Virtualization File (OVF File): Definition, Different File Formats, Packages, and Features

    Open Virtualization File (OVF File): Definition, Different File Formats, Packages, and Features

    Reading Time: 3 minutes An open virtualization format file or OVF file is an industry-standard packaging format for virtualization software solutions. Developed by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), OVF files are used by most modern hypervisors, such as VMware ESXi, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, and others. The file can run directly on these hypervisors and represents virtual machine metadata with […]

  • Well-Tried Ways to Generate ESXi Change Hostname

    Well-Tried Ways to Generate ESXi Change Hostname

    Reading Time: 5 minutes There are several ways to change the ESXi host server configuration and domain name. Some IT teams change the settings to suit their data centers, while others do it for aesthetic purposes. And while VMware administrators have more options for VMware customers, they are suitable for any data center. From time to time, you may […]

  • How to Increase Disk Space in Linux With VMware Workstation

    How to Increase Disk Space in Linux With VMware Workstation

    Reading Time: 4 minutes In order to get familiar with how to increase disk space in Linux with VMware, you need to know that you can perform this act in multiple ways. When doing a standard Linux installation on a VMware virtual machine, the installation process typically allocates all of the available virtual disk space in Linux with VMware […]

  • What is VM Migration – Virtual Machine Migration

    What is VM Migration – Virtual Machine Migration

    Reading Time: 4 minutes VM migration is transferring a virtual machine from one physical hardware field to another. It is an element of managing hardware virtualization systems and is something providers see as they offer virtualization services. An essential part of migrating a virtual machine is copying the XML configuration of the VM to another host machine. If the […]

  • What is VMware Virtual Machine File System (VMFS)?

    What is VMware Virtual Machine File System (VMFS)?

    Reading Time: 4 minutes To define VMSF, we need to understand that Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) is a scalable, symmetrically clustered, high-performance virtual machine hosting (VM) file system for shared block storage. It implements a clustered locking protocol using only storage connections and does not require network communication between nodes between hosts participating in the VMFS cluster. The […]

  • VMware ESXi Lockdown Mode

    VMware ESXi Lockdown Mode

    Reading Time: 4 minutes VMware ESXi lockdown mode can increase the security of the ESXi host by restricting access to the host. To make your ESXi hosts more secure, you can put them in what is already known as lockdown mode. When the lockdown mode is enabled, the ESXi host can only be accessed via the vCenter Server or […]

  • How to Deal With a PSOD VMware?

    How to Deal With a PSOD VMware?

    Reading Time: 4 minutes PSOD, a “Purple Screen of Death”, is a diagnostic screen with white type on a purple background displayed when the VMkernel of an ESX/ESXi host experiences a critical error inoperative and terminates any virtual machines that are running. The purple screen displays the state of memory at the time of the crash and also additional […]

  • Top 10 ESXCLI Commands Every IT Pro Must Know

    Top 10 ESXCLI Commands Every IT Pro Must Know

    Reading Time: 4 minutes As any virtualization administrator knows, handling VMware infrastructure and ESXCLI commands requires greater automation of critical virtualization management tasks. While VMware ESX hosts can manage the graphical user interface of the vSphere client, data center administrators often prefer to log in to the VMware service console and use the ESX command line to resolve issues […]

  • VMware ESXi Backup – How to Back Up ESXi Host Configuration

    VMware ESXi Backup – How to Back Up ESXi Host Configuration

    Reading Time: 4 minutes While discussing the importance of backup VMware vSphere VMs, little attention has been paid to ESXi backup for host configuration. Failure to back up the ESXi host configuration can have several consequences, ranging from minor to severe. Experts traditionally distinguish between virtualization and host and guest terminology. The hypervisor host is a VM that contains […]

  • How to Find the Best VMware Labs Free Editions

    How to Find the Best VMware Labs Free Editions

    Reading Time: 4 minutes VMware vSphere Virtual Lab is an integral part of my daily professional life. It helps you test new technologies, simulate scenarios happening in the workplace, and make stress-free mistakes. It depends on what you want to learn and succeed. Setting up a virtual lab can be as simple as using a VMware environment or Hyper-V […]