Posts Tagged ‘vmware’

VMware released a free web client for ESXi

November 11, 2015 Leave a comment

Very nice!

Though I wonder why? Are they going from ESXi back to ESX roots? :)))

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Clipboard Copy and Paste in vSphere Client 4.1

November 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Clipboard Copy and Paste in vSphere Client 4.1

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How to downgrade VM HW version from 7 to 3

May 2, 2012 Leave a comment

Good How To is here (opens in new window).

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vCenter permission to run resxtop

July 14, 2011 2 comments

In Global section there is a permission called “Service managers”. Despite having quite meaningless name it actually allows use of the resxtop command in the vSphere CLI.

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How to extend a partition on VMWare Virtual Machine that runs Windows

March 3, 2011 Leave a comment

This can be done nice and easy using VMWare console. Here are the steps you would need to perform:

  1. Commit all existing snapshots for the target VM (see VMWare KB1006847)
  2. Turn off the VM
  3. Expand the VM’s VMDK file as follows:vmkfstools –X <new size> <path to vmdk file>
  4. Power on the VM
  5. Go into disk manager to confirm you’ve got additional space on your partition
  6. Go into command line and run DISKPART. There you will need to select your volume (do “list volume –> select <volume you need> –> extend –> exit”)
  7. Done!

The example above relates to non system volumes. If you want to extend the system volume you would need to use another Windows VM. Power off the target VM, expand its disk using vmkfstools, add it as a new disk to the helper VM, expand the Windows partition as described above, delete the disk from the helper VM, power on the target VM. Done!

Alternatively, you can use VMWare Converter, for instance, but it’s a much longer process and certainly much less elegant than the above procedure.

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