How to Install VMware Tools in CentOS 6.4

VMware Tools is an optional, free set of drivers and utilities that enhances both the performance of a virtual machine’s guest operating system and interaction between the guest and the host. From time to time I find clients have not installed the VMware tools in their virtual machine’s (VM) operating system. Although the guest operating… Read More »

Managing Partitions in RHEL 6.x – CentOS 6.x

The fdisk command is a text-based utility for viewing and managing hard disk partitions on Linux. It’s one of the most powerful tools you can use to manage partitions, but it’s confusing to new users. Using fdisk you can create a new partition, delete an existing partition, or change existing partition. Using fidsk you are… Read More »

Installing and Configuring Data Protection Manager 2010 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2

A System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 installation includes two primary tasks: installing the DPM prerequisite software and installing the DPM application. The DPM Setup Wizard guides you through the process of specifying the DPM installation settings, and automatically installs the prerequisite software as part of an integrated DPM installation process. Important Note: DPM 2010 is… Read More »

Step by Step Upgrade from VMware vCenter Server 5.0 to vCenter Server 5.1.0b

All vCenter Server Components have to be patched separately. The update process itself if strait forward and can usually been clicked through without answering much questions. Recommended Upgrade Sequence for VMware vCenter: Update vCenter Single Sign On Reboot Update VMware vCenter Inventory Service Update VMware vCenter Server Update VMware vSphere Web Client Update VMware vSphere… Read More »