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

How to Install VMware Tools in a Windows 2008 Server

VMware tools are not necessary to be installed in any guest operating system (OS). But it is always recommended to install VMware tools as it will benefits the guest OS such as enhanced mouse driver and improved video performance. This post provides the steps to install VMware Tools in a Windows 2008 Server. 1. From … Read more

VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone – key can’t be retrieved. (return code 2) issue

Question : I’m having an issue to perform P2V one of my linux CentOS 6.5 machine using the VMware standalone converter version 5.5. I get below error : FAILED: A general system error occurred: Network error. Host 192.x.x.x key can’t be retrieved. (return code 2) Answer : 1. Edit the files hosts.allow on /etc fixed … Read more

How to Power on a virtual machine from the command line on VMware ESXi 4.1

Assumed that the esxi host cannot be managed from vCenter Server or from vSphere Client due to some reasons such as host not responding but you still can established putty session to that host. You still can power on the virtual machine using vim-cmd command. This steps has been tested on esxi 4.1 and require … Read more

How to Install and Configure XAMPP 1.8.1 on Windows

If you plan to host your development PHP applications on local windows workstation or windows server, i would recommend you to use XAMPP as your web server. XAMPP is one of the popular and cross-platform package of a Apache HTTP server, MySQL database, PHP interpreter, and Perl interpreter. It’s consist of Apache web server, MySQL, PHP, … Read more

How to Use the Tracert Command in Windows

Tracert or Trace Route is a network diagnostic tool for displaying the path of packet and IP address information takes from your computer to specified destination. Tracert is DOS command that equivalent with traceroute command if in linux operating system. It will list all the routers it passes through until it reached the one you … Read more

How to Install 389 LDAP Windows Console Client on Windows

389 Directory Server is an enterprise-class open source Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server. In order to manage this 389 directory server from windows, you need to install 389 Windows Console Client. This post will describes the steps to install 389 Windows Console Client on Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008. Please … Read more

Download and Install Java for Windows

Java technology allows you to work and play in a secure computing environment, play online games, chat with people around the world, calculate your mortgage interest, and view images in 3D, just to name a few. You must have a installed copy of the JRE (Java Runtime Environment) on your windows workstation to run Java … Read more

How to Start, Shutdown and Reboot VM on VMware Workstation using vmrun

The vmrun utility installs with Workstation and VMware Fusion. On Workstation and VMware Fusion, you do not need to specify a remote host name or port if you are running guest operating systems on the local host. This post has been tested using VMware Workstation 9. Use the -T flag for Workstation, Player, and VMware … Read more

5 Ways to open Command Prompt in Windows 8

In Windows 8 you will not see old Programs Menu and classic start button. In windows 7, usually end user will find applications quickly by searching them in the “Run” box. To find Windows command prompt also not easy as previous windows version. A Windows Command Prompt is a screen where you type in commands … Read more

How to Add Icons to Desktop Windows 8

By Default, only one icon available in Windows 8 desktop which is Recycle Bin at the top left corner and two icon at the taskbar’s left corner which are File Explorer and Internet Explorer. This might not convenience for the Windows 8 newbie. Most of Windows users still like to launch the it from the … Read more