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One Way to “sysprep” a Linux Template to Clone

An anoyance with cloning a Linux virtual machine is that the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file may contain a UUID and HWADDR which can be removed and the /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules can be deleted or zero’ed out. So, here are the steps I use to create a “template”. Remove the UUID and HWADDR lines from the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file. > /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules to zero it out. Run…

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VMware ESXi 3.5 License Restriction and ghettoVCBg2

In a test environment, VMware ESXi was needed. ESXi 4 supports 64 bit, and ESXi 3.5 supports 32 bit. Based on the hardware configuration, ESXi 3.5 was selected. However, we were interested in knowing how ESXi compares to ESX in terms of restrictions or “cripple” functions. After searching through the Internet and VMware to determine how ESX 3.5 and ESXi…

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Optimize VMware Virtual Machine(s)

VWMware folders can get congested with log files, file fragmentation, and bloated file sizes. To remedy this, there is a utility available through VMware called VMware-mount-5.5.0-18463.exe. This utility will also work with version 6 of VMware (tested!). It offers among other things, several command line tools for handling VMware files. Along with a couple of handy scripts, that I have…

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