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Virtual Machine Backup Guide –
Consolidated Backup in Vmware Infrastructure 3 –
Vmware Consolidated Backup Best Practices, Tips and Tricks –
Backup and Recovery of Virtual Servers –
Hot Backups and Restores –
Non-disruptive Backups of Vmware Environments Using Veritas Netbackup –
Perl Backup Script for Vmware ESX 2.x – ( free ) –
Perl Backup Script for Vmware ESX 3.x – ( free ) –
Backup scripts –
Shell script –
Perl script –
Oracle backups –
Vmware Consolidated Backup Technology: Today and Future –
Implementing VMware VCB –
Virtual Infrastructure Scripted Backup Utility (VISBU) –

The Console (Vmware management) –
VMTN (Technical Community) –
Vroom! (Performance team) –
Virtually There (Steve Herrod) –
Run-virtual (Richard Garsthagen) – (Scott Lowe) –
Infoworld Virtualization Report (David Marshall) –
VMwarewolf (Richard Blythe) –

Books/Documentation/Learning Resources:
RapidApp’s Quick Start guide to ESX 3.0 –
VMware ESX Server 2.5 Advanced Technical Guide –
Vmware VI3 documentation –
Vmware TSX 2007 presentations –
Vmworld 2006 presentations –
VCP Study Online Quiz –
VCP Quiz –
Rob Scmidt’s VMware VCP Study Questions –

Optimizing Citrix Presentation Server on Vmware ESX Server –
Citrix and Vmware –
Best practices for deploying Citrix on ESX –
Improving Scalability for Citrix Presentation Server –
To virtualize or not Citrix and Terminal Server –
Citrix and VMware: Oil and Water? –

Newsid –
Sysprep –
Sysprep –
Clone VM script for ESX –

Setup for Microsoft Cluster Service –
Guide to creating a vmotion-able Microsoft cluster with VI3 –
MSCS Limitations –

Boot.ini file –
Guide to P2V 2.x –
Server Migrations with Vmware Converter –
Vmware P2V Assistant Best Practices –
Converter tutorial –
Introducing the Next Generation of P2V: Vmware Converter 3.0 –
Converter FAQ –
Converter Manual –
Converter Release Notes –
Converter Data Sheet –
Converter download –
Import of physical machine fails –
Ultimate P2V –
EZ P2V –
VMware P2V and Virtual Machine Importer –
What machines should not be converted –
Remove non-present devices from converted system – and
Updating devices in the new virtual machine –
Linux conversion –
Linux conversion –
Virtualize a Linux Server with VmWare Converter 3.0.1 –
Migrate 2.5.x VM with Converter and no VC – and
Change HAL from multi to uni –
Converter snapshot during hot migration –
P2V Product Comparison –

ESX Server 2 Best Practices Using Vmware Virtual SMP –
ESX Server 3 Ready Time Observations –
A Performance Comparison of Hypervisors –
ESX Server CPU Scheduling –
To vSMP or not to vSMP –
Evaluation of ESX Server under CPU Intensive Workloads –
AMD vs. Intel for VMware –
AMD & Intel Servers Compete for Ultimate Virtuality –
What to choose, Intel or AMD? –
Dell Intel vs. AMD –

Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity:
Vmware users explore disaster recover options –,289142,sid94_gci1253386,00.html
Vmware ESX Server and Storage Architecture Best Practices for Performance, Backup, and Disaster Recovery –
Using Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning to Drive Virtualization in the Production Data Center –
An Aggressive Approach Using P2V to Address Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning –
How Management Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Virtualization: A Brush with Disaster Leads to a Virtualization-Based Disaster Recovery Plan at the Las Vegas Valley Water District –
Leveraging VMware ESX Server in Disaster Recovery Solutions –
Implementing Effective Backup Strategies For Disaster Recovery –
VMware Infrastructure 3 Capabilities for Improving Disaster Recovery –
Using Virtual Infrastructure as a High Availability Platform for Physical Production Servers –
RepliStor: Disaster Recovery and Data Migration Solution for VMware Environments –
VMware ESX Server as a Foundation for High Availability and Disaster Recovery for the Microsoft Server Platform –
Migrating Server Operations from Remote Sites to the Data Center for Disaster Recovery and Protection –
Innovative Approaches for High Availability and Disaster Recovery in Your VMware Infrastructure Environment –
Vmware Consolidated Backup for Disaster Recovery –
HA/DR of Physical and Virtual Environments Using VMware ESX Server and Double-Take for Virtual Systems –
Platespin P2V DR –
Double-Take for virtual systems –
Double-Take Replication in the VMware Environment –
Replistor –
ESX 3 Disaster Recovery site options –
Disaster Recovery Plans –
Disaster recovery site VM Startup –
Disaster Recovery for Vms –

Domain Controllers/Active Directory:
Virutalization of Active Directory –
Considerations when hosting Active Directory domain controller in virtual hosting environments –
Virtualizing a Windows Active Directory Domain Infrastructure –
How to detect and recover from a USN rollback in Windows 2003 Server:
How to detect and recover from a USN rollback in Windows 2000 Server:
P2Ving Domain Controllers –
Virtualize Domain Controllers or not? –

Deploying Microsoft Exchange in VMware Infrastructure –

Disabling Web access on the ESX Server –
Using SCP to Copy Files to or from an ESX Server System –
Using SCP to Copy Files to or from an ESX Server System –
ESX Server 3.0 Tips and Tricks –
ESX Server 2 Best Practices –
Change VM swap file path –
Change VM swap file path – (Page 141)
Vmimages obsolete –
Vmimages obsolete –
3.0.1 restart bug –
3.0.1 restart bug –
Check whether ESX web service is started –
Mount USB device on ESX server –
Enabling Active Directory Authentication with ESX Server –
Configuring Management Agents for ESX Server 3.0.1 –
ESX Monitoring –
Running ESX as a Workstation guest –
Guide to VMware Vimsh –
Guide to installing ESX 3 on Workstation 6 – and
VMware ESX 3 CIFS network file system driver –
How to regenerate SSL certificates in ESX 3 –
Scripted installs thread (Kickstart) –
Dual boot ESX/Windows –

Server product comparison –
Vmware Infrastructure Architecture Overview –
Introduction to ESX 3.0.1 and VirtualCenter 2.0.1 –
Tips and tricks for implementing infrastructure services on ESX server –
Virtual Infrastructure Implementation Best Practices From A to Z –
Vmware Infrastructure 3 Customer FAQ –
Server Consolidation with VMware ESX Server –
Virtual Machine Cost Calculator spreadsheet –
TCO Calculator –
ESX Server, VirtualCenter, and GSX Server Compatibility –
File / Print / DNS Servers: Getting Started with Virtual Infrastructure –
Configuration Maximums for VMware Infrastructure 3 –
Configuration Maximums for VMware ESX 2.5.x –
A Comparison of Software and Hardware Techniques for x86 Virtualization –
Virtualization-optimized architectures –
ESX Workload Analysis: Lessons Learned –
Getting the Right Fit: VMware ESX Workload Analysis –
Which servers and applications are good virtualization candidates? –,289483,sid94_gci1202105,00.html
Do not virtualize list –
Reducing Data Center Energy Costs with Virtualization –
Power and Cooling Savings Calculator –
VMware: Tool for Server Consolidation –
Virtualization: Architectural Considerations and other Evaluation Criteria –
VMware ESX vs. Microsoft Virtual Server –

Automating High Availability (HA) Services with Vmware HA –
Effective DRS and HA in Production –
Resource Management with Vmware DRS –
Resource Management in Vmware ESX Server 3 –
Resource Management Guide –
Intel & AMD with HA & DRS –
Choosing the HA host destiantion –
Vmware HA with 2 ESX hosts –
Autostart and HA –
Knocking Out Downtime with Two Punches: VMotion & VMware HA –
A Practical Guide to HA –

HP Management Agents for VMware ESX Server 3.x version 7.7.0 –
Integrating HP SIM and HP OpenView to manage VMware ESX Server –
Production Consolidation using VMware and the AMD Opteron Processor –
IBM Insights in Sizing Hardware for Virtualization –
HP Virtualization Management Software –
10K vs. 15K & iSCSI –
Best Practices using Vmware Virtual vSMP –
Hardware recommendations to build a cheap ESX server –
White box/Home ESX system –
ESX on non-supported hardware to learn with –
Community supported hardware/software for Vmware Infrastructure –
Change Windows 2003 from multi-processor to uni-processor –
VMware ESX Server: A comprehensive guide to how ESX virtualizes HP ProLiant servers –
HP ProLiant server sizer for VMware ESX Server –
IT Consolidation using VMware CapacityPlanner on HP ProLiant servers –
VMware Capacity Planner Overview –
Managing a Virtualized Proliant Environment –
HP VMware Platform Choice and Business Continuity –
Blade Server recommendations –

Vmware licensing page –
Server-based License File Checker –
Pricing, Packaging & Licensing Overview –
Install License File –
Guest Licensing –
Microsoft Virtual Machine Technology FAQ –
Windows Server Virtualization Calculator –
Licensing Microsoft Server Products with Virtual Machine Technologies –
Microsoft Server Version Feature Comparison –
ESX single-CPU multi-core licensing –
Splitting 2 processor license between 2 single CPU servers –

Getting a DHCP Address in a Red Hat Linux Virtual Machine –
Windows to Linux roadmap –
Windows to Linux roadmap post on Vmtn –
Install Vmware Tools in a Linux VM under ESX Server 3.x –
From DOS/Windows to Linux HowTo –
Universal Command Guide for Operating Systems –
Linux knowledge required? – and

Host Mem and Guest Mem % –
Memory Resource Management in VMWare ESX Server –
The Role of Memory in ESX Server 3 –
Memory resource management in Vmware ESX Server –
Understanding memory usage in Windows 2000 –
Operating System Extensions to Support Host Based Virtual Machines –
Memory performance –
Memory Shares/Limits/Reservations –
RAM, Virtual Memory, Pagefile and all that stuff –
Understanding the Impact of RAM on Overall System Performance –
RAM, Virtual Memory, Pagefile and all that stuff –
Pagefile thread –
Resizing Memory With Balloons and Hotplug –
Memory Limits – and
The 3GB-not-4GB RAM problem –

VMware ESX Server 3 802.1Q VLAN Solutions –
Networking Virtual Machines –
Networking Scenarios & Troubleshooting –
ESX3 Networking Internals –
High Performance ESX Networking –
Network Throughput in a Virtual Infrastructure –
ESX Server, NIC Teaming and VLAN Trunking –
Multi-NIC Performance in ESX 3.0.1 and XenEnterprise 3.2.0 –
Duplex Mismatch Primer –
3rd party software and the new Service Console Firewall –
Firewall and Netbackup –
ESX VM’s in the DMZ –
Setting up a DMZ –
Second Service Console NIC –
VLAN Trunking – Do Rewards Outweigh the Risks –
NIC teaming and VLAN trunking –
Which NIC is used in cold migration –
Esxcfg-firewall –
Service Console and Vmotion NIC sharing –
Configure multiple IP addresses to a NIC in Linux –
Configure a static MAC address for a VM –
Rename a vSwitch –
Rename a vSwitch –
Changing the MAC address of a virtual machine –
Changing Service Console NIC IP Address –
Changing Service Console NIC IP Address –
NIC Teaming Load Balancing Policy –
Can a VM use more then one physical NIC on a vSwitch –
Bonding NIC’s on a VM –
Aggregate multiple NIC’s into a single pipe –
HA excessive ports required –
Scripting Advanced Network Configuration with vimsh –
Change service console NIC’s –
VM Summary Page General showing other NIC ip address –
Why do network hint ranges for NIC’s using VLAN tagging keep changing – and

Patch Management for ESX Server 3 –
VI3 Upgrade and Patching –
Download –
ESX patches –
Virtual Center 2.0.1 Patch2 –
Autopatching ESX host –
Patching and updating Vmware ESX Server 3 –
Automated download of ESX patches –
Patch Script: –
Pre-compiled patchlist.txt – and
Patch order – and
VMTS Patch Manager –
3.0.1 mgmt-vmware/auto startup bug fix –
VMware ESX Server 3.0.x Build Number Differences Between Patched Components –

VMware ESX Server guest performance tips Pt .1 –,289483,sid94_gci1231666,00.html
VMware ESX Server guest performance tips Pt. 2 –,289483,sid94_gci1231917,00.html
VMware ESX Server guest performance tips Pt. 3 –,289483,sid94_gci1235138,00.html
Top 12 ways to Improve Guest Server Performance under VMware ESX Server –
Tuning Windows Server 2003 –
Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2003 –
Linux Performance and Tuning Guidelines –
Performance Tuning for VI3 –
Performance Troubleshooting –
Performance Tuning Best Practices for ESX Server 3 –
ESX Server 3.0 Tips and Tricks –
Performance Monitoring and Capacity Planning –
A Performance Comparison of Hypervisors –
Using esxtop to troubleshoot performance problems –
ESX Workload Analysis: Lessons Learned –
ESX Server 2 Architecture and Performance Implications –
ESX Server 2 Performance and Resource Management for CPU-Intesive Workloads –
ESX Server 2 Performance Tips and Tricks –
ESX Server 2 Storage Subsystem Performance in ESX Server: Buslogic vs. LSI Logic –

RTFM Guides:
Upgrade Guide to ESX 3 and VirtualCenter 2 –
Guide to ESX 3 Service Console –
Guide to ESX 2.x Administration I –
Guide to ESX 2.x Administration II –
Beyond the Manual – VMware ESX 2.x –
ESX 2.x Service Console Quick Command-Line Guide –
Guide to vCenter 1.x Administration –

Simplifying Administration with Scripting APIs –

Vmware as a secure and leak resistant sandbox environment –
Security Design of the Vmware Infrastructure 3 Architecture –
Vmware Infrastructure 3 Security Hardening –
VI3 Securing and Monitoring –
Vmware ESX Server – Providing LUN Security –
Vmware and NSA –
ESX Console Security –
Local console and putty session timeout –
Vmware’s ticking storage time bomb –
Security Hole with Vmware in SAN Installations –
VMware’s Security Response Policy –
Surviving Regulatory Compliance in the Virtual Infrastructure –
Replacing VirtualCenter Server Certificates –
ESX Security White Paper –
Windows Server 2003 Security Guide –
Can virtualization be trusted for security? –
802.1Q VLAN Security Report –
Analysis of the Intel Pentium’s Ability to Support a Secure Virtual Machine Monitor –
Virtual Machine Monitors –
Detecting the Presence of Virtual Machines Using the Local Data Table –
Attacks on Virtual Machine Emulators –
Virtualization security benefits and drawbacks –,289483,sid94_gci1256263,00.html
Improving VM Security: Best Practices –,289483,sid94_gci1259250,00.html
Virtual Switch Security –,289483,sid94_gci1244407,00.html
VI3 Security Risk Assessment Template –

Service Console:
Common Linux commands on the service console –
Command Line Interface Tips and Tricks for Vmware ESX Server 2 and 3 –
Third-Party Software in the Service Console –
Locking server console –
Send mail from Service Console –
Working with the new ESX 3 Service Console –
Accessing VMware ESX Server 3 securely using SSH and SUDO –
B2V Guide to VMware ESX Server3 –

Snapshots take long time to commit –
Snapshots take long time to commit –
Snapshots take long time to commit –
Beware the long snapshot –
Snapshot directory –
Vmotion with snapshots –
Snapshot location –
Snapshot disk space and growth –
Finding snapshots –
What is a snapshot –
Finding snapshots –
What is a snapshot –

SAN Configuration Guide –
SAN Conceptual and Design Basics –
SAN System Design and Deployment Guide –
Extending a VMFS3 data store –
To use extents or not? –
LUNS Size –
Smaller LUNS or Larger LUNS –
Sizing LUN for enough free space after VM –
HBA load balancing –
HBA Redundancy –
Configuring iSCSI in a Vmware 3 environment –
Ethernet-based Storage Configuration –
iSCSI , NAS and IP Storage Configuration for Vmware ESX Server –
Using iSCSI with 100Mbps NICs –
iSCSI Target Solution –
ESX Server Raw Device Mapping –
VMDK vs. RDM –
VM Disk Scenario’s and Performance –
Unofficial list of SATA controllers that will work with ESX –
Running Vmware ESX on SATA disks –
Install ESX on SATA –
SATA support for ESX Server –
Fibre channel paths –
Using Multipathing in ESX Server –
VMFS volume symblic links/uuid –
VMFS volume symblic links/uuid –
Choosing and Architecting Storage for your Environment –
Using multi-pathing in ESX Server –
Vmware Infrastructure 3, HP StorageWorks best practices –
Recommendations for Aligning VMFS Partitions –
Add second SCSI controller to VM –
Network Appliance and VMware ESX Server 3.0 Storage Best Practices –
NAS/NFS vs iSCSI for ESX –
Larger LUNS = More Disks = More Performance –
VMFS Block Sizes –
ESX Storage Virtualization Insights –
Unofficial storage performance thread –
New Storage Technologies: iSCSI, NAS and VMFS 3.0 –

Time Sync:
Configuring windows time service (not in ESX) –
Vmware time sync and windows time service (understand windows time first) –
Time sync –
Timekeeping in VMware virtual machines –
Clock in a Linux guest runs more slowly or quickly than real time –
How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows Server 2003 –
Adjusting ESX Server Time Zone –
Script to setup NTP on ESX –

Troubleshooting Vmware ESX Server 3 and Vmware VirtualCenter 2 –
Kernrate viewer –
VI3 Network Scenarios and Troubleshooting –
VirtualCenter 2 Diagnostics –
Tips for Troubleshooting Vmware ESX Server Faults –
Vm-support options –
When disaster strikes Vmware –
Troubleshoot high CPU on ESX with top command –<
TCP/IP Troubleshooting: A Structured Approach –
Sysinternals utilities –
Vmware Technical Support Guide –
Most Common Storage Issues & How to Troubleshoot them –
Top Support issues and how to solve them – Part II –

Upgrade from ESX 2.x to ESX 3.0:
Virtual Infrastructure 3: Beta to Production –
Understanding Virtual Infrastructure Upgrade Moving to the new ESX 3.0/VC2.0 Release –
Details of What’s New and Improved in VMware Infrastructure 3 –
Vmware Infrastructure 3 Release Notes –
Planning a Upgrade to Vmware Infrastructure 3 –
Vmware ESX 3.x Server and VirtualCenter 2.x Upgrade Guide –
Upgrading your VI2 to VI3 –
Dmotion –

Vizioncore esxRanger (backup), esxMigrator (migration/conversion), esxCharter (reporting), esxReplicator (replication) –
Vmware utilities –
Root Access Wizard –
WinScp (file transfer) –
Vmount 1.1 for Vmware –
FastSCP (file transfer) –
Putty (secure telnet) –
VIDocIt (reporting) –
Veeam Reporter (reporting) –
Platespin PowerConvert (conversion/migration), PowerRecon (reporting) –
Double-Take for VMware Infrastructure (replication) –
EsXpress (backup) –
Up.Time (monitoring/reporting)
Hyperic HQ for VMware (monitoring/reporting) –
ESX Health Script (reporting) –
ESX Diag (reporting) –

Virtual Disk (VMDK):
Repair VMDK –
Extend boot volume of Windows 2003 VM –
Resizing Windows VM disks –
Defragging virtual disks –
Resizing Windows VM disks –
Resizing Windows VM disks –
Resizing Windows VM disks –
Unable to log on if the boot partition drive letter has changed –
How to restore the system/boot drive letter in Windows –
Basic CID chain repair –
Growing disk files in ESX –
Recreate vmdk disk descriptor file –

VirtualCenter Technical Best practices –
VirtualCenter Monitoring and Performance Statistics –
VirtualCenter 2.X Using Database Views –
VirtualCenter 2.0 The Technical Insights –
SQL Server database as a VM Guest –
SQL 2005 support –
SQL 2005 Express edition support –
SQL 2005 support –
Operation timeout –
Managing remote servers –
Running VirtualCenter in a Virtual Machine –
Using MSCS to Cluster VirtualCenter –
Template Usage and Best Practices –
Virtual Center and remote ESX servers –
VirtualCenter over the WAN –
Managing Vmware VirtualCenter Roles & Permissions –
Changing SMTP subject lines for email alerts –
VI Client slowness connecting to VC Server –
Statistic Rollup Stored Procedures – Optional Parameters –
Running VC on a VM in production –
Beware Patch2 –
Patch2 –
Inventory cleared after Patch2 –
Virtual Infrastructure Web Access Administrator’s Guide –
SQL Questions relative to VirtualCenter –
Converting VirtualCenter on Access to SQL Server 2000 –
Using VM Remote Console over NAT’d Network –
VC hangs at Retrieving Chart Data when viewing past performance data –
Reclaiming space in SQL Server databases –
Testing SMTP with Telnet for VirtualCenter email communication –
Move VC SQL database to another SQL server – and
How to delay loading of specific services if running the database server on the VC server –

Virtual Machine:
VMware disk files explained –
What Files Make Up a Virtual Machine? –
Installing Windows XP on ESX –
SQL Server virtualization and multi-instancing –
How to virtualize SQL Server on Virtual server –
Configuring swap files on Windows 2003 VM –
Change vswp file location –
Improving Guest Operating System Accounting for Descheduled Virtual Machines in ESX Server 3.x Systems –
Virtual machine extra files overhead –
Guest Operating Sytem Specifications –
Log Rotation and Logging Options for vmware.log –
How to revert Windows 2003 from multi to uni-processor –
Problems with VMware Tools Shared Folders and Windows Server 2003 – and
Script for moving a VM to different storage –

Vmotion CPU Compatibility for Intel processors –
Vmotion CPU Compatibility for AMD processors –
Vmotion – How to override CPU masks due to cpu mismatch –
Vmotion requirements – (Chapter 14)
Vmotion between Apples and Oranges: Understanding CPU Compatibility Restraints for Vmotion –
Vmotion and CPU Compatibility –
Vmotion Info tool –
Vmotion and VM Compatibility Matrix for Dell PowerEdge Servers –
Vmotion and VM Compatibility Matrix for HP Proliant Servers –
HP Vmotion Compatibility Matrix –
Is Vmotion protocol routable? –

Vmware Server:
10 ways to increase performance on a Vmware system –
Vmware Server Tips and Tricks –
Converting a GSX Server Virtual IDE Disk to a Virtual SCSI Disk –

Mike Laverick’s RTMF Education –
Vmware Technology Center –
Australia and New Zealand’s Premier Virtualisation Community –
VM Professional –
Virtual Tricks –
VM Weekly –
x86 Virtualization –
San Barrow –
Virtualization Info –
Run Virtual –
Vmware Professional –
Vmwarez –
Virtual Strategy Magazine –
ESX Server Hints and Tips –
Virtual Infrastructure 411 –
VM Guru –
Vm User –
Virtualization Daily –
Xtravirt –
VM Blog –
ESX Guide –
Easy VMX –
Dabcc –

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