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Configure VMware Time Sync from the Console

October 14th, 2009 No comments

VMware Tools provides the VMware Toolbox application to configure the time sync option for the guest operating system. This works great with Windows guests or Linux guests using the X11 GUI. However all my Linux guests run without the X11 GUI. If you know the current setting of the time synchronization option you can use one of the following commands. Read more…

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Windows Local vs Domain SID Cloning Issues

August 24th, 2009 No comments

When you install Windows a security identifier (SID) is assigned to the machine. This SID is used for local authentication purposes and is stored in the registry and used to assign ACLs to folders and files on the NTFS file system.

In a workgroup setting each computer needs to have its own unique SID. This becomes less important when joining the computer to a domain. When joined a secondary SID is assigned which is derived from the domain SID with a relative ID append. Read more…

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Installing Dell OpenManage on ESXi 4

July 15th, 2009 1 comment

One of the advantages ESX had over ESXi was the ability to install Dell’s OpenManage Server Administrator software in the service console. While reading the VMware ESXi Chronicles blog I came across the following, which made wonder how I was going to manage an ESXi host.

“In the future, ESXi’s superior architecture will be the exclusive focus of VMware’s development efforts.”
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ESX 4 CentOS Guest Showing Udev Unknown Key

July 11th, 2009 1 comment

After installing VMware Tools on a CentOS 5.3 guest hosted on ESX 4 I was receiving the following udev warnings during startup.
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VMware Web Service Not Available

September 26th, 2008 No comments

After upgrading to VMware Server 2, I have sporadically received an error message stating “vmware ServiceNotAvailableException: Web service not available”. There isn’t much information on the cause of this error, but I found disabling IPv6 resolved it for me. Read more…

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Keeping Your VMware Linux Guest’s Clock Accurate

October 10th, 2006 6 comments

As the price of rack space goes up and fast hardware goes down more and more companies are moving towards virtual servers. VMware is a popular choice, especially with their free VMware Server application. Due to the hardware being virtualized one of the main issues is keeping the time clock accurate. After spending some time using VMware Server I found that my linux guest’s clock would be off by 5 sometimes 10 minutes. Read more…

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