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VMware – RHEL / CentOS 6.2 Network Issues

After installing CentOS 6.2 i386 minimal ISO as a VMware virtual machine, immediate attempts to perform a yum update failed. The virtual machine network is bridged to the host computer. Pings to the router were successful, however, after some Internet searches, a solution that remediated this situation was found. Before getting to the “fix”. An attempt to change the network…

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Optimize VMware Virtual Machines Using a Batch File

Years ago, there was a couple of batch files that were floating around the Internet that were designed to defrag and shrink virtual machines created and used by VMware Workstation or VMware Server. Over time, the scripts became a little obsolete in that some of the command line functionality was lost from the removal of a utility, vmware-mount, from newer…

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Command to Check if Linux is Running in VMware or not

Only having terminal access to a server running CentOS 5.7, I had to determine if the server was actually a physical or virtual machine. There are a few methods to do this, however, here are a couple of the easier methods. Vendor: VMware Model: Virtual disk Rev: 1.0 Vendor: VMware Model: Virtual disk Rev: 1.0 Vendor: VMware Model: Virtual disk…

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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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WordPress MU Virtual Machine

To get my feet wet, I wanted to test an installation of WordPress MU (multi-user) edition. The installation seems too problematic on a Windows workstation, even when running in an environment such as AppServ , WAMP, XAMPP, or Uniform Server. My preference is XAMPP. I have tested and used all these environments. I originally preferred the Uniform Server as it…

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CentOS 5.2 Linux install error on VMWare

Before, I continue, I want to preface this with I am a novice with Linux. Having played with Ubuntu versions 6 through 8, I never really could get into this particular distro of Linux as I understand that all root activity must be performed in a terminal windows with a prefix of sudo. I recently downloaded Red Hat Enterprise 5…

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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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