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Video – How To Sysprep Then Create And Deploy Windows OVF/OVA in VMWare ESX

Video – How To Sysprep Then Create And Deploy Windows OVF/OVA in VMWare ESX

Today we are going to use sysprep to prepare a Windows workstation for deployment and create an Open Virtualization Format Appliance. Then we are going to upload that OVA to the VMWare ESX datastore and deploy the image using the vSphere client. Step-by-step instructions follow the video below. Let’s start by logging into the workstation’s console… Continue Reading

Install VMWare ESXi Hypervisor 5.5 Update 2/6.0 on Late 2012 Mac Mini 6,2 MD388LL/A

Install VMWare ESXi Hypervisor 5.5 Update 2/6.0 on Late 2012 Mac Mini 6,2 MD388LL/A

Today we are going to install VMWare Hypervisor on our late 2012 Mac Mini that has been upgraded to 16GB of memory and a second hard drive. For this installation I’ve picked up two of the Verbatim 16 GB Store ‘n’ Stay Nano USB 3.0 Flash Drives, but we will be using only one for… Continue Reading

Upgrading Our Mac Mini 6,2 Model MD388LL-A To Dual Hard Drives and 16GB RAM for ESXi

Upgrading Our Mac Mini 6,2 Model MD388LL-A To Dual Hard Drives and 16GB RAM for ESXi

[nextpage title=”Page 1″]Today we are going to convert last years Mac Mini from desktop-computer duties to a powerful VMWare ESXi Hypervisor lab server. To upgrade this Mac for ESXi we will add a second hard disk, (we still want the ability to dual-boot back into Mac OS X). Using the OWC Data Doubler SSD/2.5″ Hard Drive Installation… Continue Reading

How To Setup An Headless Ubuntu 12.04 VirtualBox Host With PHPvirtualbox

How To Setup An Headless Ubuntu 12.04 VirtualBox Host With PHPvirtualbox

I’m going to setup the headless VirtualBox server and Virtual Machine management console using phpvirtualbox which is a web-based frontend written in PHP. This is a very basic Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server with only OpenSSH services installed so I’m going to need to add a few packages. Let’s get started… I’ll need to install an… Continue Reading



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