VMWare VM Server OS & NIC Tuning Optimizations

VMWare VM Server Tuning – Windows OS & VMXNet3 Network Card Optimizations   In Windows, Open a command prompt window with elevated permissions and execute the following commands displayed in RED.   [Display the TCP stack settings] C:> netsh int tcp show global   [Disable specific TCP stack parameters] C:> netsh int tcp set global chimney=disabled C:> netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel= disabled C:> netsh int tcp set global ecncapability= disabled C:> netsh int tcp set global netdma= disabled C:> netsh int tcp set global rsc= disabled   I usually put these commands […]

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How to deploy Windows Nano Server on vSphere

Windows Nano Server is a super lightweight version of Windows Server that was “built for the Cloud”. When I first heard of it I immediately became curious, because it resembles VMware’s ESXi in many ways: It is an embedded-like and headless system with a very small footprint and can be managed only remotely. It has limited use cases, but two […]

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VMware: How to Create Virtual Machine and Install Guest OS using vSphere Client

Once you’ve installed VMware ESXi Server and vSphere client, you can start creating VM instance and install a guest operating system on it ( e.g. Linux, Windows, etc.,) as explained in this article. 1. Launch Create VM Wizard Login to the ESXi server using vSphere Client. Provide the ESXi root username and password. From the vSphere client menu, select File -> New -> […]

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How to Install VMware vSphere Client 4

If you have installed VMware ESXi server, you can manage the ESXi server using vSphere client. vSphere client works only on Windows host. If you don’t have vSphere client installed, download it from your local VMware Server home page. i.e go to http://{your-vmware-server-ip} to download vSphere client. The direct url to download vSphere client from your installation of VMware server is: […]

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VMware Virtualization Fundamentals – VMware Server and VMware ESXi

In this VMware article, let us discuss the fundamental concepts of virtualization and review the VMware virtualization implementation options. Following are few reasons why you might want to think about virtualization for your environment. Run multiple operation systems on one server. For example, instead of having development-server and QA-server, you can run both development and QA on a single server. […]

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Configuring a Virtual Machine Using VMware

In this article we will look at how to configure a virtual machine (VM) using VMware. This article shows how to use VMware ESX Server, the VMware Infrastructure Client (VIC) and the VirtualCenter management console to create a new VM running a host operating system of Windows XP Professional SP 3. We will look at how to plan and prepare […]

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