You want to update the firmware but you don’t run Windows. Download it from here. http://www.dell.com/Support/Article/us/en/04/SLN296511Read More
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Problem: You installed an SSD drive in your ESXi host and it shows up as Non-SSD in the configuration pane. Solution: Enable SSH Use SSH to tag the disk as SSD run this command to get your disk ID esxcli storage nmp device list then use your disk ID in the following 2 commands esxcli […]Read More
Issue: You want to P2V a Windows machine but you want to avoid activation issues. With OEM and retail licenses the P2V conversion will result in reactivating the Windows installation because of the new virtual hardware. Since the virtual hardware does not comply to the OEM license, the activation will fail. Solution: 1 – Make […]Read More
Scenario: Backing up VMware ESXi virtual machines. In this case, using Acronis VMprotect 7. This issue is also seen with other backup software. Problem: Backup job fails with this error message: Message: Awaiting task ‘CreateSnapshot’ has failed. Reason: File is larger than the maximum size supported by datastore ‘. ——————–‘. Full error Log: Task ‘fileserver […]Read More
Original Post is here. Re-posted here for my own convenience. Turning off SSL inscreased my transfer speed from 4Mbps to 22 Mbps. ——————————————————————————————– If you haven’t checked out VMware Converter 5 yet, you should. There are a lot of really nice enhancements, the two big ones being vSphere 5 support and automatic partition alignment (which […]Read More
When setting up a VMware ESXi server it helps to configure the NTP server so the server will keep the correct time and pass it on to the virtual machines. time-c.nist.gov 0.us.pool.ntp.org 1.us.pool.ntp.org 2.us.pool.ntp.org 3.us.pool.ntp.orgRead More
The IP address XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX you have entered for this network adapter is already assigned to another adapter Name of adapter.
This is common if you migrate a virtual machine to a new VMware host and it automatically reconfigured the hardware with a new NIC. You can safely click NO and everything will work but it is annoying that the message appears every time you open your network settings. Here is how to remove the old […]Read More
I recently decided to virtualize my dying Exchange 2003 server to give it new life on new hardware. I’ve had bad luck running the VMware Converter from within Windows (hot clone) on a domain controller in the past. I’ve also performed a hot cone with no issues at all so it is really a crapshoot […]Read More
0xc000035a Attempting to load a 64-bit application, however this cpu is not compatible with 64-bit mode.
I installed VMware ESXi 4.0 on my new Dell Poweredge R710 server. I then created a Windows 2008 Server virtual machine and proceed to boot from the installation DVD to install Windows. I was quickly greeted with this error: Status: 0xc000035a Info: Attempting to load a 64-bit application, however this cpu is not compatible with […]Read More