How to Enable Nested Virtualization on VMware ESXi 5.0/ESXi 5.1/ESXi 5.5/ESXi 6.0

Nested virtualization is when you run guest hypervisor, like ESXi 5 or later version, inside a virtual machine(VM) instead that on real physical server hardware. This will require hardware-assisted virtualization (HV) for 64-bit guests on AMD hardware. On my HP N40L Lab server, i have installed nested ESXi 5.0, ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 6.0 guest … Read more

How to Install VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi 5.5) Host

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX) is an enterprise-class, type-1 hypervisor developed by VMware to host the virtual machine. VMware ESXi 5.5 is included in the VMware vSphere 5.5 that was released on September 22, 2013. This post will explain how to install VMware ESXi 5.5 host. These steps has been prepared from the screenshot of the … Read more

How to Install Oracle VirtualBox on CentOS 6/CentOS 7

Oracle VirtualBox can be install on Windows, Linux, Unix and Mac operating system. Oracle VirtualBox is open source virtualization software that allow you to install and run more than one virtual computers and operating system in one physical server and freely distributed and modified. The following step will show how to install Oracle VirtualBox on … Read more

How to Install Oracle VirtualBox on Windows

Oracle VirtualBox is open source virtualization software that allow you to install and run more than one virtual computers and operating system in one physical server. Unlike VMware, Oracle VirtualBox is under the General Public License ( GPL ) open source license that has an active development community and is open and allows us to … Read more

How to Clone Virtual Machine using vmkfstools Command on ESXi 5.5

Vmkfstools command offers the ability to clone the contents of VMware virtual machines(VM) from (.vmdk ) disk format to another without the help vCenter. This is very useful to anyone who does not have a license to perform vCenter cloning. To change the virtual machine disks from one type to another, you must perform the … Read more

How to Display Windows Server / Desktop Information

Q. How to display Windows Server or Windows Desktop information ? A. There are two method to display windows server or windows desktop information. First method is by using “systeminfo” command and second by using “winver” command. Both command require you to login to the workstation and open the MS-DOS command prompt shell window. Method … Read more

How to Check Windows Server 2012 Activation Status

As the system administrator, it may be necessary for you to check the licensing status of a server after it has been configured. The following steps will describe the steps to check windows server 2012 activation status. Method 1 : 1. From the Start menu : 2. Select “Arrow down” button : 3.¬†Click “Command Prompt” … Read more

How to Disabled Password Complexity Requirements on Windows Server 2012

By default Microsoft Windows Server 2012 enforces users to use strong passwords. However there is the simple steps to disabled password complexity requirements on Windows Server 2012. 1. Open the Start screen and click the Administrative Tools icon. 2. In Administrative Tools folder, double click the Local Security Policy icon. 3. ¬†Expand Account Policies and … Read more

How to Upgrade Virtual Hardware of the VMware Virtual Machine

This article describes the steps to upgrade the hardware version of virtual machines to the latest version of ESXi. For virtual machines that are running on ESXi 5.x, VMware recommends that you upgrade the virtual hardware to the latest available version. ESXi/ESX version Virtual hardware version ESXi 5.5 10 ESXi 5.1 9 ESXi 5.0 8 … Read more

How to Fix Connection issue from WinXP 32 bit vSphere Client to vSphere 5.1/5.5/6.0

For those who are running Windows XP 32 bit and facing the issue while connecting the vSphere Client to connect to vCenter Server 5.5, ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 6.0 host directly, there is a solution provided by VMware. According to VMware KB, this is due to a Handshake failure. vSphere 5.1 and 5.5 uses the … Read more

How to Manually Extend the Evaluation Period for Windows Server 2008

Microsoft allow you to have an unlimited number of testing during the evaluation period of the Windows Server 2008. You can use that evaluation version for 10 days or 60 days without any activation. When the initial 10-day or 60-day evaluation period nears its end, you can RESET the licensing status of the Windows Server … Read more

How to Power off Unresponsive Virtual Machine on VMware ESXi 4.1

In the situation you are experiencing a virtual machine is unresponsive and cannot be stopped or cannot be powered off gracefully using the using the vSphere Client on VMware ESXi 4.1, you should proceed to use command line option to kill it. Please note that forcibly powering off a virtual machine might result in guest … Read more