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VMware Workstation, ESXi

VMware: Windows Event ID 27 on e1iexpress NIC Adapter

Hi,

Issue: You have Windows Server 2012, 2012R2, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 running on ESXi or VMware Workstation and the network connection is interrupted frequently.
Also EventID 27 and 32 with source e1iexpress are often logged to the Windows EventLog.

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VMWare ESXi: Redirect USB devices

Hi,

VMware ESXi offers the ability to redirect USB devices from your Workstation to a VM located on a ESXi Server.

There 3 requirments:

  • VM must have at least virtual machine version 7
  • A virtual USB Controller must be add to the VM
  • VMWare Tools must installed within the virtual machine

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VMware: x64 virtual machines within nested ESXi Hosts

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if you plan to run an ESXi Host within an ESXi Host and enabling support for 64-bit for VMs some additional settings are requiered:
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VMware: PowerCli Scripts in native Powershell

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when you want to execute your PowerCli script you have to start the “VMware vSphere PowerCLI” shell before. But, for example Schedule Tasks, it whould be nice that the script load the PowerCli environment itself. Then you simply have to start your script like this

%Systemroot%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -File YourPowerCliScript.ps1

To load the PowerCli script Environent in your powershell script add this lines at the top of your script.
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VMware vSphere: Create a linked clone with Powercli

Hi,

linked clones have some advantages:

  • New virtual machines are rapidly deployed. The initial task is only to reference to a snapshot of an existing virtual machine. No virtual disk file(s) will be copied at this time.
  • They save disk space. Because only the space difference to the origin snapshot is allocated.

I found no option in the vSphere respective the Webclient to create one, but PowerCli provides this. Lets do it.
Connect to vCenter

Connect-VIServer vcenter.subdomain.domain.local

Define the virtual machine which is the origin of the linked clone, and the Snapshotname on which the linked clone based.

$sOriginVM="mastervm"
$sOriginVMSnapshotName="mastervm_linkedclone_snap"

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