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Mark or Emulate an HDD as SSD / Flash Disk in ESXi 5.x & 6.X

For vSphere 5.X   device we have to perform steps from CLI  to change the device type from HDD to SSD . From vSphere 6 onwards there is nice feature which allows you to tag (mark) a devise as Flash device from vSphere web client .In this post we are sharing how can we perform this  […]

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Download URLs for VMware vSphere Client

Download URLs for VMware vSphere Client This article provides vSphere Client download URLs. Note: The vSphere Client is no longer available starting with vSphere 6.5 Download URLs for vSphere Client Version File Name Download URLs VMware vSphere Client 6.0 VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-2502222.exe   VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Update 1 VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-3016447.exe   VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Update 2 […]

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Difference between VMware ESX and ESXi

Difference between VMware ESX and ESXi VMware ESX  ESX (Elastic Sky X) is the VMware’s enterprise server virtualization platform. In ESX, VMkernel is the virtualization kernel which is managed by a console operating system which is also called as Service console. Which is linux based and its main purpose is it to provide a Management […]

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Convert VMDK files to OVF

Convert VMDK files to OVF To convert the vmdk files to ovf we need to use the ovf tool which can be downloaded from below . How To 1. Download and install OVF tool on the server 2. Open command prompt as administrator 3. Go to the OVF installation path C:\Windows\system32>cd C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Tool […]

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Convert sparse disk to Virtual Disk -thick

Convert sparse disk to Virtual Disk -thick  Space Efficient Virtual Disk is a new virtual disk (vmdk) format. It is a sparse format similar to redo log based disk with the added benefit of both growing and shrinking dynamically. This new vmdk format is applicable to both block based storage (iSCSI, FC etc.,) and file based storage […]

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Resetting Administrator Password in Windows 2012/2008 VM

Resetting Administrator Password in Windows 2012/2008 VM If you face any challenge to login to VM after restoreing from backup you may use below method to reset the password of windows 2012/2008  server . Boot from the Micrsoft Windows Server 2012/2008 DVD From the Windows Setup menu, click “Next”. Select “Repair your computer” Under Choose and option, […]

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VMware vSphere Version 4 – 6.5 Comparison

VMware vSphere Version Comparison – Download   Component vSphere 4.0 vSphere 4.1 vSphere 5.0 vSphere 5.1 vSphere 5.5 vSphere 6.0 vSphere 6.5 Hypervisor ESX & ESXi ESX & ESXi ESXi ESXi ESXi ESXi ESXi CPUs per host 64 160 160 160 320 480 576 RAM per host 1 TB 1 TB 2  TB 2  TB 4 […]

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