Some Quick Tips for converting Linux P2V

If you are going to be converting a linux machine to a virtual machine any time soon, here are some quick tips. To start, here are some VMware Converter configuration Tips. Some Converter Basics: Get acquainted with these: Best practices for using and troubleshooting VMware Converter (1004588) Note: it is possible to separate the source … Read more

Run VMware Workstation 8 as a Server

VMware Workstation

VMware Workstation 8 introduced the ability to share your virtual machines with remote users. When you install VMware Workstation 8, virtual machine sharing and remote access are enabled by default. This feature is called VMware Workstation Server, and it starts when the host system starts. A shared virtual machine can be accessed remotely by other … Read more

How to Install VMWare ESXi and vSphere 5.0

Michael Rickert over at has created an updated step-by-step guide to installing VMWare ESXi 5 and vSphere Server, including VLAN configuration titled:  Installing VMWare ESXi and VSphere 5.0 The new guide walks you through everything from configuring your switches, to installing ESXi on bare metal, all the way through to configuring SQL server 2008 and … Read more

VMware Fusion on OSX Mountain Lion

Lots of folks are finding out the same way I did that their copy of VMware Fusion will no longer run on their Mac. That’s because they just installed the latest incarnation of OSX called Mountain Lion. VMware has an FAQ out on the topic, and a new KB article: : VMware Fusion compatibility with … Read more

VMware buys Nicira

Nicira was founded by Stanford University researchers Martin Casado and Nick MeKeown and University of California at Berkeley researcher Scott Shenker, and is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed Venture Partners and New Enterprise Associates. Diane Greene, co-founder and former CEO of VMware, and Andy Rachleff, co-founder of Benchmark Capital, are individual investors in Nicira. VMware … Read more