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Time Configuration for a Virtualized Domain Controllers

Today we will talk about some of the features of time configuration on a virtualized domain controllers. Typically, the time synchronization scheme in the Active Directory domain is as follows: The PDC emulator is the main time source on the domain and must be configured to synchronize time with

Converting Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed disk to Thin on VMware ESXi

The reason why Administrator can start to look for solution on disk conversion from Thick to Thin on VMware ESXi is the low speed of the disk subsystem when writing files. By default, the type of the newly created virtual disk is Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed format, which is

VMware ESXi: Shared Disk Between VMs

In some cases (as a rule in clustering scenarios) it may be necessary to share the same disk between 2 (or more) virtual machines (VMs). The most optimal way is to use the vmdk disk physically located on the shared storage or locally on the ESXi host. If you

Configure Autostart of VM on VMware ESXi

By default, virtual machines located on VMWare ESXi or VMware Hypervisor is not starting automatically at the host boot. This means that after the ESXi host reboot (planned restart or crash, for example, caused by a power failure), Administrator have to manually start all the virtual machines. In this

How to Install Windows 10 on VMWare ESXi 6.0

This installation guide will explain each phase step by step and guide you through Windows 10 operating system installation on a virtual machine (VM) running in the VMware ESXi environment. In our example, we will create a virtual machine on the ESXi 6.0 host. Official support for WIndows 10

How to Mount Windows Folder into VMware ESXi

In this article we will take a look on how to connect a network folder from Windows 2012 R2 Server as a datastore on the VMware ESXi host and use it to store files of your virtual machines (VMs) or ISO images. VMWare ESXi cannot work directly with Windows

Upgrade from ESXi 5.x to 5.5 and 6.0 using SSH and esxcli

There’s a lot of information on how to upgrade VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 5.1 to 5.5 (and 6.0), but all of them is not giving us a full info on upgrading process. That’s why we decided to post much more detailed guide. In this article we will show you

How to fix VMWare ESXi 5.5 Upgrade error

Hey guys. Today we will show you how to fix VMWare ESXi 5.5 Upgrade error. If you are trying to upgrade your VmWare ESXi to 5.5 U2d version, you might see an error. This problem occurs mainly when you are using HP custom image for VMWare (VMware-ESXi-5.5.0-Update2-2403361-HP-550.9.2.27-Mar2015.iso). Fix ESXi

VMWare – Delay VM Bootup Time

You will need to change a few things in your .vmx file for your virtual machine. In Windows Vista and Windows 7 the default location of your virtual machine is: [vb]C:\Users\USER\Documents\Virtual Machines\VIRTUALMACHINENAME.vmx[/vb] Delay VM Bootup Time Step #1 Open up the .vmx file in notepad and add : [vb]bios.bootDelay