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Emulate HDD as SSD flash disk on Esxi and VMware workstation

I was required (emulated) virtual fake SSD in VMware workstation for few demos and testing purpose. I am already using SSD on my system, If vmdks are kept on the Solid state drives, VMs detects vmdk disks as SSD/Flash disk, but if you don't have SSD, it can be easily emulated with a trick configurat…

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VMWare Web Client: Datastore browse files upload copy failed error

While uploading files on vcenter esxi datastores using vSphere web client I met with below failed error. And went with the VMware KB article provided in the error box.

vmware vsphere the operation filed for an undetermined reason. certificates, datastore file copy upload errorThe operation failed for an undetermined reason. Typically this problem occurs due to certificates that the browser does not tru…

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Enable or disable SSH on VMWare vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)

Keeping disabled SSH service in VMWare Environment is a best practices, specially on Esxi server and VCSA appliance. Use only when required to reduce any attack surface, this might be your information security who ask you to implement SSH related settings. For Esxi to change settings follow my earli…

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Deploy install VCSA (vCenter server appliance 6.5) on VMWare Workstation

VMware plans to deprecate vCenter Server for Windows with the next numbered release (not update release) of vSphere.  The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release for which vCenter Server for Windows will be available. For more info check on Farewell, vCenter Server for Windows. I had…

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PART 2 : CONFIGURE AND PROMOTE ACTIVE DIRECTORY DOMAIN CONTROLLER ON VMWARE WORKSTATION

This is second part of PART 1 : INSTALL ACTIVE DIRECTORY DOMAIN CONTROLLER ON VMWARE WORKSTATION, I configured Windows Server 2012 R2, and installed only Active Directory Domain Services role, Now it should be promoted to domain controller. Click Promote this server to a domain controller when you…

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PART 7 : CREATING NESTED VMWARE ESXI SERVER VM IN HOME LAB ON VMWARE WORKSTATION

After installing and configuring VMWare Workstation I am going to install my first  ESXi VM on the workstation, Virtualizing Esxi OS is called Nesting. If you have single computer and want to try virtualization without modifying your base OS, Nesting Virtualization is best option for you. Here I am …

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PART 6 : CONFIGURE VMWARE WORKSTATION TO SAVE SPACE AND TIME

After configuring VM storage for optimal speed, it is time for to save some valuable space when specially you are using SSD, as they are not cheap. Make sure you have created your template with thin provisioned. Means it only takes the space you have installed software, as data addition goes on the …

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PART 4 : CONFIGURING VMWARE WORKSTATION NETWORKING IN HOME LAB

In this article I am focusing on setting up VMware workstation networking and going to use host only option in it. So what is Host Only networking in VMware workstation (I will be showing other networking option Nat and bridged in some other blogs). Host only is very straight and easy to understand.…

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PART 1 : BUILDING AND BUYING GUIDE IDEAS FOR VMWARE LAB

My old setup for all purpose lab

This article completely concentrate on how to build a VMware lab for your home testing. This lab is not only limited to VMware and also can be used for other technologies like Microsoft Windows, Linux or any other virtualization platform and for tutoring purpose. …

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