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June 26, 2008

Administrating VMware Server's Guest OS using scripts

Sometimes you need to control the guest OS or the virtuals by script. Good example is stopping all the guests or virtuals to take a backup. For VMware server, this is controlled by using Perl script via vmware-cmd.

The pre-requisite is the installation of VMTools. Yes it will work even if vmhgfs and vmxnet are not available.

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June 24, 2008

Creating a Linux Virtual Machine

Recently I have the chance to create a Fedora 9 virtual machine on VMware server. This is to replaced a crashed server that ran out of disk space. Since it was running off a Compaq ML server. I thought this is an excellent opportunity to remove the hardware element by converting it to a virtual server.

Over all, it was a most interesting experience for a Windows geek. Mundane things that are taken for granted requires lots of typing in the Linux world. In the end it still might not work.

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