VMWare Internals: Understanding how vMotion works

Understanding how vMotion works This is my first article on detailing VMWare Internals and in this article we discuss about how VMWare vMotion works and what happens in the background during the vMotion. About vMotion vMotion is one of the key feature of VMWare technology. vMotion is a live migration/movement of running Virtual Machines (VMs) […]

Setting up NetScaler lab environment from the scratch

Environment: You have existing Dev QA lab networked with 172.22.1.0/16 (255.255.0.0) IP addressing.  Your Dev QA network has access to public internet and it runs the Firewall that is going to be your Default Gateway both of your labs. You want to setup a NetScaler lab environment for your client systems in 172.22.1.0/16 and allow […]

Sequence of steps that takes places on VMware vCenter System when Citrix XenDesktop 7 Machine Catalog creation process copies over the Base Image VM.

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My first PowerGUI PowerPack: Clone-Manage-VMs

This Clone and Manage VMs PowerPack developed in view of below features to let end users create VMs from base images, login to the cloned VMs, make changes to them and then overwrite the existing base image or same the updated VM as a new base Image. In vSphere, you’ll have two folders BaseImages: in […]

Enabling Copy/Paste support for VMs on VMware via PowerCLI

Notes: You need to have your VM restarted for these changes to take effect. This will only allow text to be copy/pasted This will NOT allow you to copy/paste files/folders I you have access to the VMs by IP (that is they are in the same or allowed networks from your PC network), then you […]

Proof Of Concept Implementation Guide to Clone and Apply changes to VM images in VMware

POC Scope: The goal of this POC is to evaluate automation to clone and apply changes to VM images. So that users from other teams or external customers can apply their changes directly to the VMs and save them for later use.   POC Architecture: POC is built on top of Powershell snapin called “VMware […]

WhatIf you forgot your root user password for your VMware ESXi 5.0.1 host?

The solution is simply to reinstall your ESXi part with recover DataStore option.  Just re-install of ESXI 5.0.1 with recovery DataStore option just take few minutes around 5-10 minutes. Once you have server setup afresh with new root user password. Login to your VMware host using vSphere client, Navigate to Configuration tab, select the DataStore […]