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

DB permissions required after vCenter 4.1 install

Currently, KB 1022104 states the following: Make sure your database requirements and patch levels are compliant: Note: For more information, see vSphere Compatibility Matrix and vCenter Server Database Patch and Configuration Requirements. To use an existing database, you will need to provide a 64-bit system DSN that points to the vCenter Server database. Also, ensure … Read more

SRM 4.0.3 (Maintenance Release)

SRM 4.0.3 has been released in conjunction with vSphere 4.0 U3 and is now available. SRM Product Overview SRM delivers advanced capabilities for disaster recovery management, non-disruptive testing, and automated failover. It can manage failover from production datacenters to disaster recovery sites, as well as failover between two sites with active workloads. It can also … Read more