VMware Tutorials

VMware vSphere 5 features a new ESXi firewall

VMware vSphere 5 features a new ESXi firewall that you can configure though the vSphere Client or command line. The addition brings a feature to ESXi 5 that was previously found only in the recently discontinued ESX hypervisor. VMware argued that ESXi didn’t require a firewall, because the lightweight hypervisor had hardly any services or… Read More »

How to Install VMware vCenter Server 5.1 U1 with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012

it’s possible to install vCenter Server on Windows Server 2012. Also a Microsoft SQL 2012 is supported as an external database. Since the vSphere 5.1, the architecture of vCenter has changed and another database is present – SSO (single sign on database). So there are three databases for vCenter: VMware vSphere 5.1 Single Sign-On VMware vSphere… Read More »

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 »

VMware vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1 and ESXi 5.1 Update 1 Released

  April 25th, VMware released vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1 and ESXi 5.1 Update 1. This release offers the following improvements: vCenter Server is now supported on Windows Server 2012 Additional vCenter Server Database Support: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 Additional Guest Operating System Customization Support: Windows 8 Windows Server… Read More »