VMware snapshot best practices

VMware Snapshots

This KBTV video provides an overview of snapshots in VMware products and details how to take a snapshot, revert a snapshot, go to a snapshot, delete a snapshot, and delete all snapshots. The video also explains what each of these features means. The video uses vSphere, but the basic principles apply to all VMware products … Read more

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32-bit ODBC DSN for vSphere

ODBC DSN

When you get around to installing vSphere,  if on a 64-bit Windows host in x86 compatibility mode, a 32-bit DSN is required for the database connection. If a DSN has been set up through Start > Administrative Tools > Data Sources (ODBC) the vSphere installer won’t be able to use this DSN. The 64-bit ODBC … Read more

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Leap second adjustment on 30th of June

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The world’s next leap second adjustment is scheduled for 30th of June 2015 at 23:59:60 UTC and system administrators need to be aware that this may cause issues on NTP synchronized devices and operating systems. Older Linux kernels are known to be affected by leap second. VMware has already issued the following articles on the … Read more

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VMware product updates address OpenSSL security vulnerabilities

Throughout the week of April 14, VMware will be releasing product updates that address the openssl Heartbleed issue. This advisory will be updated for each product release. VMware expects to have updated products and patches for all affected products in VMware Knowledge Article Base article 2076225 by April 19th. VMware Contact info: E-mail list for … Read more

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