Windows

Download vSphere Client

November 18, 2013

The question of where to download the vSphere client, including previous versions, comes up now and again. All links from vSphere 4.1 through to vSphere 6.x listed below: vSphere 4.1 VMware vSphere Client v4.1 : VMware-viclient-all-4.1.0-258902.exe VMware vSphere Client v4.1 Update 1 : VMware-viclient-all-4.1.0-345043.exe VMware vSphere Client v4.1 Update 2 : VMware-viclient-all-4.1.0-491557.exe VMware vSphere Client […]

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How to create a NFS share on a Windows 2008 R2 server for use with ESXi or XenServer

November 14, 2013

I’ve had a requirement recently to create a small XenServer 6.2 test/demo environment. I decided to use a Windows 2008 R2 host as an NFS server to provide shared storage to the XenServer hosts as it is quick and easy to set up. First of all you have to install NFS services. This is done […]

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VMware Multi Hypervisor Manager

August 21, 2013

VMware vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager is a component that enables support for heterogeneous hypervisors in VMware vCenter Server. You can check out the release notes here. I’ve recently installed it in my lab with a view to managing some Hyper-V hosts from within vCenter. This is a quick post covering the install process.

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Windows 2008 R2 System Reserved Partition and Citrix Provisioning Server

June 29, 2012

With Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows 7, the Windows installer creates a 100 MB system reserved partition by default which you will have noticed in Windows Disk Management: This partition is reserved for Bitlocker and often goes unnoticed, but it can cause problems if you are trying to capture an image for Provisioning Server […]

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Virtual Windows NLB Nodes

June 27, 2012

I’ve recently been involved in an Exchange 2010 implementation project, specifically due to the Client Access Servers being created as virtual machines, on ESXi, and requiring network load balancing. It’s not the first time that I’ve needed to configure NLB in a vSphere environment, but I always find myself trying to recall the various options […]

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