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CD/DVD Drive1 (Connecting…) VMWare Console

CD/DVD Drive1 (Connecting…) VMWare Console Recently i was trying to mount ISO file from local disk to VM Console using CD/DVD Drive and it got stuck saying Connecting but it never got connected. Even i tried closing the console and re-opened it but all in

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Deploy OVF from Datastore

Deploy OVF from VMware ESXi Datastore If you have followed my last post, by now you must be aware on how to Import OVF file from our Local System/Server or how to Export OVF file to our Local System/Server. If you would like to Deploy

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Adding ESXi Host to VMware vCenter

Adding ESXi Host to VMware vCenter vCenter Server is installed on a Windows Server or a Linux Server which is a Centralized Management Application that helps to manage ESXi  host and  Virtual Machines centrally at one place. You don’t have to login to different ESXi Host to

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vCenter 5.1 Timed waiting for vpxa to start

vCenter 5.1 Timed waiting for vpxa to start Recently, i installed vCenter 5.1 in Lab and tried to connect ESXi host with vCenter but got an error “A general system error occurred. Timed waiting for vpxa to start.” I restarted Network Management Agents and re-initiated the host

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How to export and import OVF from VSphere ESXi?

How to export and import OVF from VSphere ESXi? Many of us has come across Exporting of Virtual Machines to a Server/Local Disk or Importing of Virtual Machines from a Server/Local Disk/ Datastore (Datastore will be covered in the next post). We will discuss the

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Repeated characters when typing in Vmware remote console

Repeated characters when typing in Vmware remote console You might have faced the issue of repeating character when typing in Vmware remote console. You will see unintended keystrokes when you type. For example – If your intention is  to type “Administrator” and when you type it

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VSphere Mac-Address Change?

Change VSphere ESXi Mac-Address Want to change Mac-Address in VSphere ESXi? If yes, below are the easy steps provided to change the Mac-Address. Login to VSphere ESXi Ensure that the Virtual Machine is powered off before you attempt to change the Mac-Address Right Click the

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Virtual Machine VMware Tools Not Running (Not Installed)

Virtual Machine VMware Tools Not Running (Not Installed) When you are trying to upgrade VMware Tools, you might encounter an issue Vmware Tools Not Running (Not Installed). If you are encountering the above issue, follow the below procedure which will help you to resolve the

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Enable SSH on Vsphere ESXi?

Enable SSH on Vsphere ESXi If you are trying to access Vsphere ESXi via SSH and the SSH is not working, verify the following thing in order to enable SSH. Verify if SSH is enabled on Vsphere ESXi (using Console) Launch Vsphere ESXi Console Press