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VMware: Installation/Upgrade VMware Tools – Red Had Linux Ent. x64

April 2nd, 2012 5 comments

Last week I created a little “how-to” for some system engineers to install/upgrade VMware Tools in their test environment. Here’s the translated (public) version:

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– VM Summary: VMware Tools – Running (unsupported)

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– Select VM > Guest > VMware Tools Install. The Infrastructure Client will mount VMware Tools ISO inside the VM

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– Create a directory, type in: mkdir /mnt/cdrom next you need to mount the CD-Rom drive, type in:

mount /dec/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Lead (Sr.) Consultant by UNICA ICT Solutions. Sander has over 15 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization and modern worksplace.

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VMware: FAILED: MethodFault.summary during P2V Linux system

March 30th, 2011 1 comment

I started today with some P2V migrations to a vSphere 4.1 environment, after finished the P2V wizard in VMware Converter Standalone the migration started, but… received after 1% completion the following error:

FAILED: MethodFault.summary

 

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Solution:

I used VMware Converter version 4.0.1 build-161434, VMware KB is telling me to upgrade to VMware Converter version 4.3, tried again.. with success

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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Lead (Sr.) Consultant by UNICA ICT Solutions. Sander has over 15 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization and modern worksplace.

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VMware: Howto setup vCenter Server 2.5 on Linux connecting to Oracle XE 10g Release 2 – Part II

March 18th, 2009 1 comment

vCenter Server 2.5 on linux is still beta and not all features are supported.

    Unsupported VirtualCenter Server Components
    The technical preview version of VirtualCenter on Linux does not support the following VirtualCenter server components:

  • Embedded database
  • LDAP support
  • Virtual machine customizations
  • Plug-in support
  • Virtual Infrastructure Web Access
    Unsupported VirtualCenter Server Features
    The technical preview version of VirtualCenter on Linux does not support the following VirtualCenter
    features and associated products:

  • Monitoring
  • Alarms
  • Schedule tasks
  • Topology maps
  • Update Manager
  • Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
  • Getting Started tab
  • Converter Enterprise
  • Guided consolidation
    This is Part II of the howto, if you have missed Part I go check it out.
    Last week I have released Part I and it is now time for Part II. Let me explain to you how I setup vCenter Server on Linux and connected it to the Oracle XE Database.

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VMware: Howto setup vCenter Server 2.5 on Linux connecting to Oracle XE 10g Release 2 – Part I

March 11th, 2009 4 comments

Still processing all the info from VMworld Europe 2009 I remembered something about vCenter Server that it was available on Linux. I searched on the VMware site and found the beta version. I downloaded the virtual appliance and the installation guide. I Started vConverter to import the VA in to my workstation edition. Ok that went well. While the vm is starting let’s check the installation guide what we need to get it going.

vCenter Server on linux console

      Requirements for Installing VirtualCenter on Linux
      Installing VirtualCenter on Linux requires the following items:

  • VirtualCenter on Linux appliance
  • Virtualization platform, which can be any of the following:
  • ESX Server 3.5 or later
  • ESX Server 3i version 3.5 or later
  • Workstation 5.5 or later
  • VMware Player 2.0 or later
  • VMware Server 2.0 or later
  • Oracle database, version 10 or later
  • Browser with a network connection

I think I have everything I need to get started.

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