VMware 100 Success Secrets:
100 Most Asked Questions – The Missing VMware Server, Workstation Planning, Installation and Management Introduction Guide

Bret Jerrod

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There has never been a VMware Guide like this. 100 Success Secrets is not about the ins and outs of VMware. Instead, it answers the top 100 questions that we are asked and those we come across in forums, our consultancy and education programs. It tells you exactly how to deal with those questions, with tips that have never before been offered in print. This book is also not about VMware best practice and standards details. Instead, it introduces everything you want to know to be successful with VMware.

...........................04 VMware .............................. 29 Ubuntu VMware as a Virtual Machine ..............................................................35 The Two Worlds of VMware Fusion .......3 VMware's Future: Can VMware Maintain Dominance in Virtualization Software? ..................................... 15 The Edge of Having VMware Windows ....................................................................................................... 11 Mac OS X VMware Features & Functions .......................... 13 Beneficial Features of VMware 3 ........................................................... 39 .... 31 Benefits and Risks of Using VMware Beta ...... 21 Savvy Tips on Using VMware ..................................................................................................................19 Advantages When the User Installs VMware Tools...........................................................................................................................................37 Enjoying New Ubuntu Features with Ubuntu 7...........25 The Capabilities of VMware Workstation....................................................VMware 100 Success Secrets | 4 TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S Foreword.................. 17 Importance of Installing VMware.................................................................33 Understanding VMware Config Files ........................27 The Uses of Having OS X VMware .................................. 23 Free VMware Software with VMware Torrent............... 9 Easy Steps in Installing VMware Tools .......................................................

... 87 The Benefits of Using Debian VMware Application .......... 89 Understanding the Basics of Gentoo VMware Virtualization.....61 What is a VMware Server Console? ..................................................................................0: The Sixth Generation ....................................... 67 A Free OS Software Known as CentOS VMware......................5 | VMware 100 Success Secrets How to Enable Accelerated VMware 3D......................81 Purchase of the VMware 6 .............................................51 Can Ubuntu Be Installed on your VMware Player? ........... 65 How to Work Perfectly with the VMware Tools ................................................... 55 Working on the VMware Server Vista...........................41 Understanding the VMware Client........................................77 The VMware Works with Fedora 7 ...... 69 The Feisty Fawn in the VMware Server ............. 71 What is VMware? .............................................................. 63 VMware Server Serial: The Way to Protect the Download ................................................. 43 Methodical Understanding of VMware ESX............ 49 Does Linux Stand a Good Position on VMware? ........... 85 The VMware Workstation Version 6.................................................................... 73 VMware Workstation 6...................................................91 ............................. 83 All about VMware Server ...................................................................................................06 LTS ...................... 79 Tips for Installing VMware Server................................................ 47 Understanding VMware Server for Linux.................75 Features of the VMware Workstation 6 ...............................0 on Ubuntu 6.................................................................... 45 Guides for VMware Install Server 1........................ 53 VMware Server Download: Making Your Computer World Easier.........57 What is VMware IPO?.0 & its Unmatched Features ...... 59 Assessing the Right VMware Player............................................ Server and Master.......................................

..................................................................................... 121 An Overview of VMware Cluster Set-Up ...................................................................117 The Impact of VMware Certification on IT Professionals .... 101 VMware 5.... 113 Backup Solutions for VMware ................................................................................... 125 VMware.............. 135 ......................................................5: The Power of Virtualization at the Hands of the User .......................................109 Simple Solution for VMware Any-Any Update on Linux ......... 99 High Five for VMware 5...95 How to Uninstall VMware Leftover Registry Entries ........................................................... 119 What is a VMware Clone?.................................VMware 100 Success Secrets | 6 How to Install VMware: Understanding the Recommended Host Requirements.........................................129 An Exciting New “Converter” Offering from VMware.......................................103 Critical VMware 64 bit Extension for Supporting Multiple Platforms ....................97 Evaluation & Licensed VM Serial Numbers: Giving Customers the Freedom to Choose ............................................com: Your One-Stop Site..................133 Fuss-Free Conversion with VMware Convertor .................... 93 Steps on Setting-up Mac OSX86 VMware on a Virtual Machine ........ 115 VMware Bridged Networks: Protecting the Entire Network from System Faults.. 127 Basic Need to Know about the VMware Console..................................................................................................................................123 Familiarizing Your Way through a VMware CMD ...............................................................................105 VMware Any-Any Patch: Solving Common VMware Software Issues107 Where to find the VMware Any-Any Patch ............................................ 131 A How-To of VMware Converter ....................................111 VMware At a Glance: Virtual Appliance ...........................................................

...........149 Basic Information about Fusion Beta for VMware .............................................................169 VMware Machine Works Wonders ........ 175 Build a Better Network with VMware Host ............................................................................. 157 Working with VMware Tools: Easy as Pie ..........................................................................................147 Where to Get Your VMware Free..... 173 How to Reconfigure the VMware NAT ................................................ 151 VMware GSX Upgrades: Providing New Fixes & Improving Virtual Performance............................ 167 The VMware License Program: Giving Users the Full Benefit of Virtualization ......................................................155 Top Requirements for a Better VMware Host .............. 141 Fedora: A New Offering for VMware ......................... 171 VMware Mount: Allowing the Virtualization of the Disk Utility .................................................................137 Smart Solutions Only from VMware ESX Server ............................................................165 VMware iSCSI Integration: Driving IT Virtualization to New Levels............................................... 161 VMware Infrastructure for your Software Needs .....................145 VMware Forum: Source of Information for the Virtualization Community...................143 How to Install VMware for Linux .............................................................................159 The Benefit of VMware Images...............................................................................................................................................................................................163 Management Impact of VMware Infrastructure 3...................................................7 | VMware 100 Success Secrets VMware ESX 3: The Complete Hypervisor of the Virtual Environment ...... 177 ....139 Where to Get VMware Exam Samples ............................................................................................153 VMware HA: High Availability Can Mean High Performance & Productivity.........................

...............................................VMware 100 Success Secrets | 8 3 Modes of VMware Networking ........................................................................ 181 VMware OS: Enabling Multiple OSs to Run on One Physical Machine ... All for the Price of One ............................VMware.................................................................... 191 VMware Server Serial Numbers are Completely Free!................. 203 VMware & XP: Boosting the PC’s Versatility...........................................com): Providing a Unique Alternative for Optimizing Business Operations .......199 VMware Virtual Server: A Number of Servers......................0: Enabling High-Speed Data Transfers in a Virtual Environment.................................193 VMware Support: Delivering Beyond Expectations ............................ 197 Several Operating Systems on One VMware Virtual Machine: That's Multitasking!..................................189 VMware Server & USB 2.............................................................. 195 VMware & USB Flash Drives Eliminate the Need for Multiple Computers..... 187 VMware Player Download: New Version with Extra Security Settings ....................................................201 VMware & Vista: Working Together in Perfect Harmony................................ 205 VMware (www..........................................................................................................................................185 Top VMware Performance Enhancer Tips ....................................................................183 VMware P2V: Tools for Cloning the Physical to the Virtual............................................................................ 207 ........... 179 General Installation Guide for VMware on Ubuntu .....................................

open source and/or others prove that their glory days are now? It's clear that VMM/Hypervisor is a piece of technology that is rapidly becoming a commodity and is potentially an interesting candidate for being 100% in hardware. Long term this is where most of the value for all virtualization players will be created. Can the company maintain its dominance of the virtualization software market or will Microsoft. . it seems clear that virtualization vendors that will be successful long term are those who are VMM/hypervisor agnostic and who have diverse virtualization technologies. They are clearly working to create value above and around the actual virtualization layer. VMware has 'gets it' and has been moving quickly in front of their competitors towards this goal. Given this.9 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E ' S F U T U R E : C A N V M WA R E M A I N TA I N D O M I N A N C E I N V I R T U A L I Z AT I O N S O F T WA R E ? VMware's revenues have reached nearly $1B in less than 10 years since its founding. VMware is still in the lead in this regard.

. Are they over? Probably not for a while.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 10 Whispers from inside the walls of VMware tell they are going so far as to consider making ESX server type functionality free or nearly free in the not so distant future (think: post-IPO). yes. Is it glory days? Yes. This is an effective means for beating Microsoft to the punch and they clearly have enough leverage through other software and support services to pull it off in a way that means business. In other words. VMware will continue to dominate for a while longer.

. the following are the steps to follow: First. It will ask if the VMware tools should be installed. the dialog box will appear after few seconds. The next steps will be done by the virtual machine. Prepare the virtual machine in the installing process of VMware tools when guest operating system has begun. choose Install VMware Tools. For Windows XP guest.11 | VMware 100 Success Secrets E A S Y S T E P S I N I N S TA L L I N G V M WA R E T O O L S The process of installing VMware tools rely on Windows version. Then click the yes button and the Install Shield Wizard will be launched shortly. In the File menu. The newer Windows versions require more automated procedures. If the auto run is enabled in the guest operating system. the virtual machine should be powered on.

All the needed files for installing VMware tools in guest operating system are contained in the ISO image. For the final step. type D:\setup\setup. if the auto run is disabled in the operating system. The CD-ROM does not also need to be downloaded or to be burnt since the software of VMware workstation already contains the ISO image. . After successfully installing VMware tools. In the run command bar. There is no need for actual CD-ROM in order to install the VMware tools. the image file disappears in the CD-ROM drive. the dialog box will not automatically appear.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 12 However. there is no need to reboot because the new diver is ready to be used. The image is similar to the CD-ROM in the guest operating system and in the windows explorer. simply follow on-screen instructions. Run the installer of VMware tools by clicking the start menu and choose run. For Windows XP guest and Windows 2000.exe where drive D: is the initial virtual CD-ROM.

and Netware simultaneously with the Mac OS X as host operating system with the use of virtualization. Intel based Macs are allowed to run X86 and X86-64 guest operating system on Windows. . Because of fusion. Solaris. VMware fusion is supported by the advanced and robust virtualization technology of VMware Inc. and emulation. Linux. It is the virtual machine software that is run by Intel processors. Moreover. The new VMware product launched was Mac OS X VMware fusion.13 | VMware 100 Success Secrets M A C O S X V M WA R E F E A T U R E S & FUNCTIONS VMware is the leader of software industry in terms of virtualized servers and desktops. dynamic recompilation. The following are the steps in order to install or upgrade the VMware fusion. the virtual machines produced with VMware products run with Intel based Mac OS X VMware similar to non-Mac OS X virtual machines.

0pkg icon to start on Assistant for installation. the VMware fusion volume can be browsed.x. And in the final step of installation.dmg file where the <xxxxx> is a build number used in download release.p-<xxxxx>. . there should be no running virtual machine. The user needs to double click the VMware-Fusion-e. In the finder window. The Assistant will provide the instructions for installing the VMware fusion. double click VMware fusion 1. One of the most valuable features of VMware fusion is that it provides support and assistance in order to install and run in Mac OS X VMware with ease. The VMware fusion can be downloaded at its website.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 14 First. Then. The user should make sure to follow the instructions carefully. Help command is provided. the Assistant will prompt for the serial number. For further instructions and uses of VMware fusion features.

. This application has a lot of features that can deliver the production-proven availability. In fact. VMware 3 is the most widely deployed virtual infrastructure suite. This leads to transformation of IT infrastructure into an automated and always-on computer utility plant. there are now more than 100.15 | VMware 100 Success Secrets B E N E F I C I A L F E AT U R E S O F V M WA R E 3 VMware software devices are now very popular among various enterprises. efficiency. and vibrancy needed in order to create a responsive data center. networks. This application is used for creating a self-optimizing information technology infrastructure. Both the desktop applications and server applications are slightly gaining more support from the market. As the developer said. and storage are the primary function of the VMware. Among the widely used VMware applications is the VMware Infrastructure 3 or more commonly known as the VMware 3.000 companies who were able to cut their cost for IT infrastructure because they can now able to streamline the management of different IT environments and deliver better services to the business enterprise. Virtualizes servers.

rack space. VMware 3 can also decrease the IT labor cost so the user can only focus on the IT team’s added and more strategic tasks.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 16 The wide use for this application can now be attributed to its features. There are actually more features that the user can surely find very beneficial from VMware 3. network. . prospect consumers can already evaluate the VMware 3 with the trial version of this application and see if VMware 3 is the right software for his business enterprise. and storage components since it can reduce the number of physical machines. VMware 3 can minimize the total cost of infrastructure ownership of the user by increasing the use of hardware while reducing the hardware requirements. Anyway. cooling. cabling. The VMware 3 also helps in lessening the required datacenter power.

That is the move done by VMware. If not. Inc. their compatibility with Microsoft Windows should never be ignored. VMware also makes available software versions compatible for the free OS Linux and the Apple Computer’s Mac OS X. It may be true that there are other operating systems in the planet but it is also undeniable that more of computer users are running their computers using the Microsoft Windows. the VMware Workstation to be compatible with the Personal Computers. They make their desktop software to run on Microsoft Windows. .17 | VMware 100 Success Secrets T H E E D G E O F H AV I N G V M WA R E WINDOWS The popularity of Microsoft Windows and its spread use is unstoppable. and it is now known as VMware Windows. Aside from this operating system. their software will lose millions of possible consumers. When it comes to desktop applications. That may be the reason why VMware made its first product. That gives birth to the VMware Windows. That is why a lot of software developing companies are creating their software that can run on a Microsoft Windows platform.

Windows 98. Windows NT. all these platforms can only run the compatible software. That even adds more convenience for the Microsoft Windows users who may have the old Microsoft Windows 95. But the VMware Windows is far different from these software devices. Windows XP. A certain application that can be used for Windows XP may not be compatible for the Windows Vista.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 18 What make this a better idea is that VMware Windows is not only contained to one Microsoft Windows platform but it speaks of all the available Windows operating systems. . or the new Windows Vista. Of course. VMware Windows can be used for different versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems.

The VMware tools are worth a 6-Megabyte application that is installed directly to guest operating system. press the Alt and Ctrl keys and it will be released. running the guest operating system with VMware is more intricate. To unstuck the mouse. Compared to Windows OS. The installers are contained at the ISO image files. Also. Linux. The fastest way to determine that VMware is not yet installed is when the mouse gets caught inside VM when it is clicked on screen. Netware. mouse synchronization. . and FreeBSD operating systems is easy. Without VMware tools. becomes more painful. installing VMware to Linux is more complicated. Both the VMware and the host operating system are no longer needed in the installation process. It must be noted however. that installing VMware in the guest operating system is different for every Linux operating system. which is a valuable operation.19 | VMware 100 Success Secrets I M P O RTA N C E O F I N S TA L L I N G V M WA R E Installing VMware to Windows.

Installing VMware also helps improve the network performance and compatibility. . Another important benefit of installing VMware is that it eases up mouse synchronization with host operating system.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 20 Installing VMware to the guest operating system is important. installing VMware to Windows guest operating system helps improve the performance and compatibility of video graphics. The complete package of VMware also provides support needed for operations such as sharing folders. The VMware tools help the workstation support the graphic performances faster. Moreover. dragging and dropping operations. This means that the mouse does not have to be released from guest in order to go back to host OS. It also allows copy and paste commands between host and guest operating systems.

But before these VMware tools can make any possible advantage for the user. The advantages of these tools depend on the software since the tools are working for a better usage of the application. they need first to be installed in the computer. Every VMware product application needs a set of tools to allow using of the full potential of the application. They aid for an easy usage of the software and also permit access to software’s other potentials. What these kinds of tools do for machines is also similar to how the tools of VMware software do.21 | VMware 100 Success Secrets A D VA N T A G E S W H E N T H E U S E R I N S T A L L S V M WA R E T O O L S The typical tools everyone knows are those used for mechanical repair. .

Anyway. the tools are already installed along with the installation of the application. But there are also added VMware tools that can be easily downloaded from VMware site. Installing VMware tools will improve the video performance of the various operating systems in the computer machine. After downloading. The user will also have a more synchronized mouse. These tools are usually included in the installation CD. The copy-paste function between the host and the guest computer will also be enhanced with the VMware tools. The user does not need to release the mouse from the guest to the host every time he switches operating system. Other VMware software will surely benefit a lot from installing the VMware tools to his computer. .VMware 100 Success Secrets | 22 If the tools have to be used for the VMware Workstation they will then benefit the guest computers. the user just needs to follow the normal procedure of installing the tools. Sometimes. installing the different VMware tools is just easy.

The first step that must be done is to set up the virtual machine with all the software. there are several benefits in using VMware tools to improve graphics performance. mouse synchronization. the VMware helps in running virtual computer inside the regular host computer. It is used for application and server consolidation. . a copy of free VMware player must be saved and kept handy for future use. And this allows many other operations without the need to hose up the real computer.23 | VMware 100 Success Secrets S AV V Y T I P S O N U S I N G V M WA R E The VMware tools are virtual machine software devices ideal for business environment. bookmarks and custom settings according to the will and need of the user. network compatibility and other operations. In simple terms. Then the virtual machine should be saved into a compact disc or into a flash drive. Aside from these. The VMware image can be reset to its original state any time the user desires to. There are ways that the VMware can help save in the entrepreneurial bacon. And lastly.

the user can readily resume the functions. The free VMware player must be installed to a new unit. the VMware tools must be installed properly to the guest operating system. there is a simple solution to this problem. The VMware tools make the use of VMware more efficiently and easier. And by copying that virtual machine to the computer. In using VMware perfectly. There is a noticeable difference between a unit installed with VMware tools and one without. .VMware 100 Success Secrets | 24 For instances when the computer breaks down and the user needs the VMware to function in order to get back to business.

VMware torrents are recognizable via their file extension . Included to the torrent information are the application’s or file’s name. Inc.25 | VMware 100 Success Secrets F R E E V M WA R E S O F T WA R E W I T H V M WA R E T O R R E N T VMware. where to download. size. One way of sharing these VMware freeware applications is through torrents. they also offer their products both as commercially available and as freeware versions. and other relevant data.torrent. . is a known company that develops various software products ranging from desktop software to complex server software. how to download it. Freeware means that the software they develop can be enjoyed by the user for free. These torrents have all the information one needs in order to properly download the VMware software or file. which anyone can conveniently get from any websites or special torrent search engines. Though the VMware is in business and profit plays a big role to their survival. VMware torrents are small files containing only few kilobytes. more commonly known as VMware torrents.

Some VMware torrents available for download are the VMware Fusion. and a lot more other software. VMware Workstation. there now exist a lot of other torrent clients. A popular torrent client now is the bit torrent but with the popularity of torrent download. However. There should be the torrent client so one can download the VMware software that he wants to have. VMware Vista Ultimate. VMware Converter.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 26 One can also find VMware torrents comparable to peer-to-peer sharing where a person will share his files while others can also download his shared files. There are also free torrent clients one can easily download and install. VMware Appliance. if a peer-to-peer sharing needs one to sign-up in a certain group. . downloading files through torrents also need a prerequisite.

BSD variants. Linux.27 | VMware 100 Success Secrets T H E C A PA B I L I T I E S O F V M WA R E W O R K S TAT I O N VMware Workstation is the first desktop application created by VMware. The VMware Workstation is called a virtual machine software suite used for both x86 and x86-64 computers. the VMware Workstation can transfer the various virtual machines throughout a multiple host-machines. With this application. the VMware Workstation offers more for its users. user can enjoy a multiple operating system running in his single physical computer like the Microsoft Windows. And though it is the debut product of this company. Aside from that. Each of these snapshots will permit the user to roll back the created virtual machines under saved status. . and others. With the help of other VMware application. it can already do a more complex work compared to other simple desktop applications. at any time he may wish. Inc. It also allows taking of multiple successive snapshots of a specific operating system.

this application allows mounting of an ISO file as a CD/DVD ROM or as a hard disk. The VMware Workstation also allows bridging of different hardware devices to existing host network adapters. . the VMware Workstation can also reproduce or simulate some hardware. He can possibly do that without the need for many computer machines. Aside from allowing multiple virtual machines. He can try his products on different operating systems and test their environment when being used in a certain platform. For example. The hardware’s network adapter driver can also be configured with this application. which makes them more useful for a more number of users in a network.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 28 Application like the VMware Workstation is a very useful tool for persons selling different software devices.

OS X is said to be the Apple’s first complete revision of an operating system that is said to have focused on modularity so that future changes will be easier to incorporate. . This new Apple platform even has support for UNIX-based applications and for those applications written only for Macintosh computers. Through these virtual machines the user can possibly study the platform differences without the need of an extra computer machine. And this study will be much easier as long as the VMware software is used. Meanwhile. OS X is among the new software that deserves to be studied for flaws or incredible enhancements.29 | VMware 100 Success Secrets T H E U S E S O F H AV I N G O S X V M WA R E Some are just eager to learn the differences between operating systems. The Mac OS X just needs to belong as one of the virtual machines that will be properly called as the OS X VMware. the VMware is a software company known for producing software that will make users capable of having virtual machines.

Usually. That is why an OS X VMware is a very useful tool since Mac OS X is among the commonly used operating systems today. a Mac OS X can now be installed in a Windows-based PC. . These are called the virtual machines.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 30 With the software called VMware Workstation. the purpose of having virtual machines is for studying the differences among operating systems or testing the effects of certain software in two or more platforms. Comparing its function with Windows or Linux will surely be possible with the OS X VMware. VMware Workstation is a virtual machine application that can incorporate different operating system in one computer. Further study of these operating systems will surely lead to better enhancement and development of future platforms.

Macintosh. the only downside of having Ubuntu is the few compatible software devices available in the market today. and Linux are the most popular operating systems and most software devices are only made compatible with these platforms. like Linux. What is needed is just VMware software or more specifically the Ubuntu VMware. The great thing about Ubuntu is. and laptops. servers. It also focuses on usability and simplicity of installations. This is also popular with many Linux distributions. But some users can still use Ubuntu while using other operating systems. Microsoft Windows. it is a freeware that can be shared by millions of users. .31 | VMware 100 Success Secrets U B U N T U V M WA R E A S A V I R T U A L MACHINE Ubuntu is an operating system used for desktops. What’s good about Ubuntu is that it provides up-to-date and stable Linux distribution for many users. Maybe.

the user doesn’t have to choose between the various operating systems and he can more possibly try using the Ubuntu VMware. which means they can be used regardless of what operating system the user has. To install Ubuntu as one of the virtual machines. he should create a new virtual machine with workstation or VMware server. the user must first download the ubuntu. It is included in one computer along with other operating systems. . Inc. This was made possible through the VMware software. After that. That means one can use the Ubuntu while using the Microsoft Windows and Macintosh.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 32 Ubuntu VMware defines a virtual machine running on Ubuntu platform. The specific VMware software that makes it possible for the Ubuntu to be one of the user’s virtual machine is the VMware Workstation. Other instructions can be found in many blog sites and VMware. This enables using of more than one operating system in one computer. With this.iso. website. Some VMware applications are platform-independent.

a virtual machine software device. One may ask what VMware beta is and what are its benefits for both the users and the software developer. But it should be noted that this is not the official release of that software. Inc. Some beta software can be noted with the “b” in their version number. After this in-house testing.33 | VMware 100 Success Secrets BENEFITS AND RISKS OF USING V M WA R E B E TA VMware. Inc. releases that program version for free to be tested by the public. The VMware. Inc. Among the many programs it has produced is the VMware Workstation. is a software developing company that specializes in creating different desktop software and server software. But just like many other software companies. does an initial round or in-house testing of all the products it produces. . That free version is called the beta version or the VMware beta. VMware. VMware beta applications are being released before the official release of the software.

These bugs can be as simple as those that may seem not to affect the computer to those bugs that may cause the computer to crash. That’s the benefit of VMware beta for the software developer. If the VMware beta is released to the public. The user.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 34 Releasing the VMware beta is needed since the software developer could not possibly test the VMware software under all possible circumstances. However. the VMware beta users should expect to run the beta software into bugs since this is not the final and fully scrutinized version of the software. . on the other hand. can also enjoy the first and free full version of the application. it is expected that more users will be able to assess the software and report possible flaws on the application that were not uncovered during the in-house testing.

networking and disk sizes will be prompted. Upon creating a new virtual machine. The user’s answers to these questions are stored in the VMware config file. VMware config file is located in every folder of every virtual machine there is. one can analyze the syntax and construction of VMX VMware config file. VMX VMware config file is like a common text file that can be edited in Notepad. By looking at the detail.35 | VMware 100 Success Secrets U N D E R S TA N D I N G V M WA R E C O N F I G FILES VMX file is a primary VMware configuration file in the virtual machine. questions about operating system. .

the more the VMware config file grows. One can set the memory to the size that he desires. this is a call for advance config for the device. The displayName is used to recognize a virtual machine. those that start with the pound sign # can be ignored and considered as comments.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 36 The following are some tips that can be noted from the syntax of the file.present=”TRUE” appear. Hence. The knowledge of how these VMware config can be edited or downloaded will save the user a lot of time. VMX file is the VMware config file for the VMware guest operating system.present=”TRUE” and ide0. The memory can be determined in the MEMSIZE line.version defines the parameters of VMX on what VMware version it will work. A program that creates a VMX VMware config file will help to avoid typos. The VMware GUI can be used to create virtual guest config. . The virtualHW. The pound sign # is utilized for comments. When the lines scsi0. As the user adds more devices to the system.

VMware fusion makes it possible to enjoy two worlds— Windows applications on Mac. performing the following is a cinch: simultaneous running of the operating systems ranging from 32 and 64 bit. He may also switch easily the applications from Windows and Mac speedily. . using USB 2. Fusion basically fused a clean and sensitive interface that goes with a platform of virtualization reason why this is trusted by numerous users. it is now easy for one to control the entire hardware available on his Mac through the use of VMware fusion. To sum it all up.37 | VMware 100 Success Secrets T H E T W O W O R L D S O F V M WA R E FUSION VMware Inc. This software is convenient to use as it permits one to easily launch his Windows application. Using this.0 devices and running and choosing 3D games. using two processors together at the same time. Through the aid of the advanced virtualization technology. produced virtual machine software for Macintosh computers that come with Intel processors known as VMware fusion.

this VMware fusion is compatible with the virtual machines designed by the present versions of VMware Server and Workstation. there are cheaper choices available in the market too. Hence. Of course.0 either on Windows or on Linux. . This software can also be employed with the free VMware player 2. The latter was first to be released in the market. However. Both cost about a hundred dollars lesser than the VMware’s Windows version. these two top in the market when it comes to features and performance. either of these are not a waste of investment.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 38 Additionally. Because of its wonderful features. VMware fusion is currently in tight competition with Parallel Desktop. The prices of these two also do not greatly vary.

definitely. Whatever the user wants to gain from using Ubuntu 7. That can be done with the VMware application. 0 4 V M WA R E Ubuntu 7.04 and VMware application. But this operating system can now be easily incorporated in other platform-based computers for the purpose of testing Ubuntu 7. Also.04 VMware.04 computer with the VMware application.39 | VMware 100 Success Secrets E N J O Y I N G N E W U B U N T U F E AT U R E S WITH U B U N T U 7 . .04. the user can create various virtual machines in an Ubuntu 7. It has amazing new features that will surely captivate the interest of many computer enthusiasts.04 is among the newly released version of Ubuntu operating system. he will have the power of Ubuntu 7.

Ubuntu 7. As explained.04 is its Windows migration and partitioning tools. VMware applications.04 features can be used for other platforms created as virtual machines in one computer with the VMware software. Not only that. The user can easily transfer the different applications from the Microsoft Windows virtual machine to Ubuntu 7. With this new Windows migration feature of Ubuntu 7. Among the many new features in an Ubuntu 7. users can now migrate wallpapers. What’s more amazing is that this capability can be much easier and more possible as long as there is the use of the VMware application. AOL and Yahoo Messenger contacts from a Windows platform to Ubuntu 7. Internet Explorer favorites.04.04 VMware in the user’s computer. Firefox bookmarks.04 VMware will provide opportunity for the user to experience the new features of this new operating system. a more harmonious use of Microsoft Windows and Ubuntu 7.04 virtual machine as long as there is the Ubuntu 7.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 40 Experiencing Ubuntu 7.04 can be enjoyed. like VMware Server and VMware Workstation. can make it possible for the user to create virtual machines. With this capability.04. .

And so. But of course. That is why many software companies are now working hard to turn their old 2D versions to newer 3D versions. 3D acceleration is now becoming a need. If a user is running on more than one operating system. Add to this advancement the ability of running more than one platform or operating system in a single computer at a time.41 | VMware 100 Success Secrets H O W T O E N A B L E A C C E L E R AT E D V M WA R E 3 D 3D gaming and features are now becoming the standard of virtual community. it is needed that he enables and accelerate the VMware 3D. one 3D capability of one operating system may be different from the other. .

Now that the computer machine has now virtual machines. It is important to disable the Direct3D application on this virtual machine. one can already enable a computer’s accelerated VMware 3D.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 42 One can easily enable a specific virtual machine for an accelerated VMware 3D. The user should also make sure that the accelerated VMware 3D in guest computers is supported while the accelerated 2D should also be enabled for the guest display. of course. which will enable one computer system to run or shift from one operating system to another. There are still other choices or options for the user in configuring the VMware 3D. . and easy steps. short. the computer system should have the VMware 3D. Next. the user should select one virtual machine using the Windows 2000 or XP operating system. The above steps are the only necessary way to enable the accelerated VMware 3D. This will enable the accelerated VMware 3D on the host. for the virtual machine. With these simple. First. the user should add the configuration file with the VMX file extension. There should be the VMware software.

the list of virtual machine appliances is presented. S E RV E R A N D M A S T E R There are three separate VMware appliances. . The texts given come from PXE server by way of the VMware Master. there is reduced number of transfers needed for images. After completing the booting operation. Upon booting VMware Client. DHCP server. and the gateway for VMware Client. the same scheme is presented to the user just like if he boots an image locally.43 | VMware 100 Success Secrets U N D E R S T A N D I N G T H E V M WA R E C L I E N T. PXE server. which acts as the receiver of information coming from VMware Server. namely VMware Client. VMware Server. Through caching. This approach help reduce downloads and increase usage by users. and VMware Master. The VMware Master works as the cache. It requires 10 Mb in order to download the Master and Client.

. VMware Server. the new appliances become available for consumer. Many times. Upon finishing the execution. The partition of the three appliances specifically VMware Master. After the server has been booted up. certain commands need to be executed for the new appliances. The downside of this is in the performance overhead on running a VM in place of the native way. This problem is resolved by the three-tiered system of appliances. This is how VMware facilitate the use of multiple individual logical servers to be run by one computer. to adjoin additional appliances to the server. users are merely interested to demo the appliances and are not concerned with extracting or downloading huge images. and VMware Client is of great help.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 44 Considering the server-side run time. disk images should be added into VMware configuration files.

Nevertheless. VMware ESX is run by bare metal. The fundamental server needs certain persistent storage such as a range of hard drives in order to store support files and virtualization kernel. A variation of this type of design called ESX Server ESXi is capable of transferring the server kernel to a dedicated hardware. VMware ESX doesn’t run atop the operating system. . In version 3 of ESX. both of these types of servers are supported by Virtual Infrastructure. Unlike the other VMware products. it includes a kernel of its own. Instead. the Linux kernel must be registered first in order to load varieties of specialized components of virtualization.45 | VMware 100 Success Secrets M E T H O D I C A L U N D E R S TA N D I N G O F V M WA R E E S X VMware ESX is a virtualization server produced by VMware Inc.

On the ESX host. the Linux portion of ESX server and VMware have changed their dependencies. Linux kernel is run before the other software.4 kernel. In the traditional scheme. In addition. which loads some additional code. This has confused the ESX to have the Linux base. VMware ESX contains both the vmkernel and the Linux 2. This allows several hosts to access same SAN LUNS concurrently as the file-level locking offers security to file system integrity. Because of the difference in the major versions of software.4 kernel. Finally. This is utilized to boot VMware ESX virtualization layer. . the given operating system can run a single kernel. VMware ESX server has incorporated the service console which is based on Linux 2.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 46 VMware ESX server makes use of the Linux kernel so as to manage the ESX propriety kernel. VMware ESX can be differentiated from the other virtualization products because it supports the propriety cluster file called VMFS. Moreover.

0 on Ubuntu 6. There are still some other ways although this one is suggested because it already gives out a successful result.47 | VMware 100 Success Secrets G U I D E S F O R V M WA R E I N S TA L L S E R V E R 1 . As much as possible one should not install this system without the proper installation knowledge. 0 6 LT S Reliable guidelines for the installation process of the free VMware Server 1. .0. 0 O N U B U N T U 6 . This however is not the sole way to install such system. the following steps for installation are gathered to serve as a guide for one to properly install VMware serve 1.06 LTS are essential. For this reason.

to produce new virtual machines. one can already download the free VMware server right from the website of this software. Now. to finally set up the VMware Server. To successfully run the VMware. Both of these are obtainable on the download page too. and Management Interface. client package of VMware server is needed for either Linux or Windows. it needs to be taken note that there should be a working root account before doing the installation because the process will run as root. Now. using the program of Linux command line is highly suggested. The serial number can be acquired through the download page. However. There is no problem whether one uses desktop version or Ubuntu server. the first thing to install is the required packages by VMware on the Ubuntu system. one needs a serial number. the following packages are needed: VMware Server for Linux.06 system. Additionally. which is also for free. After this. .VMware 100 Success Secrets | 48 Just before the installation of VMware. one needs to finish first the set up of the fundamental of Ubuntu 6. the var partition needs be reviewed if it has enough space because the virtual machine needs a big disk space. To download the software to the server. When doing this.

49 | VMware 100 Success Secrets U N D E R S TA N D I N G V M WA R E S E R V E R FOR LINUX With virtualization. it should be clear and understood on how the VMware server actually works and what it needs in order for it to be functionally useful. However. it would be best to dig in deeper how and where you can actually download the VMware Server that you want. The VMware server as they always claim is a very powerful and full of potential application program that one can use for free. there are so many things that one should understand to the least prior to having the VMware server or the operating system of your choice be downloaded or installed. However. this drawback can be equated with the good things that it can actually bring to you and your computing life. Or. . along with this comes the reality that VMware server requires too many resources on your PC. For one. The wonders that it brings are essentially more tangible compared to what it requires you to have.

can bring so much ease and comfort to any computer user. when virtually used along with the VMware server. Linux is one of the most commendable operating systems. Its large capacity to handle and control the whole computer system is unequalled and unparalleled. by merely virtualizing this operating system. all features that this OS has are not compromised and are available for use. Linux as an operating system. it can actually do great things for any user. . When this feature is tapped along with the other operating systems thru virtualization. In addition to the fact that.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 50 On the other hand.

Most of the time. Take a look at working on a job that requires different operating systems. The term virtualization or virtual machine has become a common household term to most techie people because of the wondrous comfort that it is able to give computer enthusiasts. Sounds good but never complicated! A lot of PC users nowadays are venturing into a lot of works on their single PC. Think about virtual machine software as partitioning a whole object into several parts without the actual cut on it.51 | VMware 100 Success Secrets D O E S L I N U X S TA N D A G O O D P O S I T I O N O N V M WA R E ? VMware or Virtual Machine Software is taking a greater leap in the industry of computers and information technology. this is going to be possible. these enthusiasts are in need of too many resources all at the same time. . With virtualization. You may think about how this could be possible.

VMware 100 Success Secrets | 52 Think about virtualization or VMware as allocating your computer resources into several other resources that a PC user wishes to utilize. works well with VMware. Linux. However. . apparently you can work on many other OS platforms along with these. Not only can you use both the Linux and Windows together using a virtual machine. This is done without the actual partitioning of the drive where you can install the other “resources” that you need. The more popular of which is the Windows platform. VMware works with several other OS platforms. another robust operating system. Mac OS X is the other OS platform that can be worked on to utilize the VMware technology. The “actual partitioning” that is done only happens on “virtualization mode”.

the Ubuntu operating system works so much better with many other software programs or players. and fortunately. . A lot of PC enthusiasts and IT experts alike have tried and worked on having this done. all attempts to do it have been made successful. In fact. it is possible to have your Ubuntu installed on your VMware Player.53 | VMware 100 Success Secrets C A N U B U N T U B E I N S TA L L E D O N YOUR V M WA R E P L AY E R ? The Ubuntu or the Linux OS in a more popular term has been raising too much questions about the possibility of having it installed and executed on a VMware Player. Yes. The Ubuntu may have been tagged as the more complex operating system but looking for the compatibility of it to a lot of potential software and hardware in the market is never complicated and difficult.

when complications arise from installing the Ubuntu on the VMware player. Or better yet. the user must immediately check with the VMware player makers before jumping into any other conclusion that Ubuntu is having problems with VMware players. contact the Ubuntu vendor for any possible fix that they can offer. As it is. As a matter of fact.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 54 The VMware player is proven to be working perfectly with Ubuntu. The complications that other users may have experienced with VMware players over the Ubuntu software are treated to be isolated cases and have not been witnessed to be a problem with the general users of the Linux OS. . even when the other OS like Windows XP and Server are having compatibility issues Ubuntu never had a problem with it.

. The VMware Server is an application that allows you to fully maximize the virtual technology on your personal computer. you do not need to worry about it. And the answer to that is to have yourself a downloaded VMware Server application. These choices will allow you then to similarly enjoy just the same what virtualization can actually offer. The good news is that. the VMware or the Virtual Machine Server application that is easily downloadable via the net is just a click away. With the rapid invasion of virtualization in the world of computers. the good thing about this is that there are just so many varieties that you can choose from and download. Although the VMware Server has compatibility issues.55 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E S E R V E R D O W N L O A D : MAKING YOUR COMPUTER WORLD EASIER Have you ever been caught unaware about working on one file that is easily made in a flash using a Windows version of an operating system and that you find it difficult to do on another type of an operating system? Well. you need to address it instantaneously.

every variety has a different set of good features that it can offer to the user. All you need to do is practically determine what fits your needs the most. any free downloads that you get give you the most features that you need. The VMware Server is a free download that you can have. The premium services may contain add-ons compared to the non-premium but just the same. Most VMware manufacturers offer these application programs for free and there are some that are premium. .VMware 100 Success Secrets | 56 What is more is that.

Take a look at how the Vista operating system works well with the VMware Server. The family of Windows operating system did not record any problem or issue of compatibility with Virtual Machine Servers – to date. As a matter of fact. In such cases. Although you can practically virtualize your computer machine at any time. the recorded most compatible operating systems to work with the VMware is the Windows platform. the need for the application software to make the whole process of virtualization makes it a little complex.57 | VMware 100 Success Secrets W O R K I N G O N T H E V M WA R E S E R V E R V I S TA One of the few drawbacks that a lot of computer wizards have to say about VMware is the issue about compatibility. the Windows Vista operating system then perfectly works with the VMware Servers. .

As such. however. Another thing. you should prepare your PC resource very well should you plan to actuate virtualization on your PC with Windows Vista altogether. . too.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 58 Just a tidbit of information about VMware -. the minimum requirement to have it properly downloaded and installed is still significantly higher. Just like Vista. With these drawbacks. Vista operating system as we all know consumes a lot of PC memory space due to its massive graphic interface.a VMware server works perfectly fine with Intel machines and that it works well with any operating system platform. Although you can potentially limit and control the amount of RAM that will be allotted to using the VMware server. the VMware server does eat too much memory space. the VMware Server that you will use for your Vista operating system will require too many resources from your end.

this move shall create a positive image in the eye of the potential clients and buyers.59 | VMware 100 Success Secrets W H AT I S V M WA R E I P O ? With the sudden outburst of virtual machines in the computing industry. the makers of VMware. competitive. specifically the VMware Incorporated. have thought about the IPO or the Initial Public Offering that they will have to do – thinking one good marketing strategy! The public offering of the VMware is a critical component that the manufacturers need to deal with. A clear and strong plan to forego with the VMware IPO shall allow the makers of Virtual Machine Software to create a well-established environment not only to its workforce but more specifically to its external environment. Particularly. After virtual machine has gained tremendous acceptance from the consuming public. The Initial Public Offering of VMware which constituted roughly about $30 per share created a positive impact on its market mapping made in the year 2007. This business action allowed for VMware to create a strong name in the business industry and made VMware a more credible. and established business entity. . the need to sustain it on its initial public offering should be made clearly and specifically.

VMware 100 Success Secrets | 60 Now. but to make the Virtual Machine industry a long lasting and strongly competitive industry in the arena of business world. It is forecasted to happen that there is not only going to be greater revenue to be earned. . more and more tremendous happenings are expected to come in as far as the VMware is concerned. as it embarks onto a new and promising Initial Public Offering or IPO for the year 2008.

designed. you can be able to utilize a virtual machine manufactured. the Virtual Machine Software Server or the more famous Microsoft Virtual Machines. and created the leading virtual machines provider like the Virtual Machine Workstations. with the use of the VMware Player. More to that. .61 | VMware 100 Success Secrets A S S E S S I N G T H E R I G H T V M WA R E P L AY E R Prior to fully utilizing the extra ordinary features of the Virtualization technology one must be able to realize the need for a VMware Player as a necessity to attain the functionalities of the VMware. A VMware Player is a peripheral that you need to use in order to run and execute multiple operating systems at once on a computer.

you have to make sure that the actual need to partition and “chop” the peripherals of the PC just so you can utilize the VM technology will no longer be necessary. majority of the VMware that are available in the market are not of any charge. your VMware player should be able to allow for you to test and assess and eventually share the software via the virtual machine. Ultimately. Lastly.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 62 When choosing and assessing the right Virtual Machine software player. There may be other VMware Players that are being charged but apparently. Another great factor that you need to remember in assessing the right kind of VMware Player is the fact that it should be free of charge and will not require you to shell out any payment identification information from you. . this is the right trait of a VMware Player that you need to look into. The VMware Player should be free to download and install on your personal computing device.

there are just some things that are not realistically possible to be made with Linux and that is made possible with Windows. So. This has more likelihood when the operating system that is installed on there is PC is the Ubuntu or the Linux. if these and all are possible.63 | VMware 100 Success Secrets W H AT I S A V M WA R E S E R V E R CONSOLE? Many computer enthusiasts and majority of computer whiz have the same behavioral pattern of installing more than one operating system on their PC. Linux is a very powerful operating system however. what then prevents other people from having it done? What sort of difficulties are they bound to face? Are there sort of limitations to it? .

But having knowledge about this can really make your whole computing life very easy and bearable. What is good with VMware Server Console is that it allows for the 32 and 64 bit versions to easily work with the environment. A lot of people are not aware about the existence of this application. the clan of Solaris and practically the whole Novell Netware. A VMware server console is necessary to make the various families of operating systems such as Linux family and the Windows generations. one needs to have a VMware Server Console.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 64 In order for one to get the whole concept of having multiple installations of operating systems. The VMware Server Console is a very powerful application that it allows for VMware player and Virtual boxes to work with it. . the VMware Console Server makes it easier for the installation process to progress. Apart from the idea that the latter are essential to successfully run and execute multiple operating systems.

one key is applied to all potential download and installation – and there are others which are dynamic by nature. . every time that you are downloading and installing new application software on your computer. usually a combination of alpha numeric.65 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E S E R V E R S E R I A L : T H E WAY T O P R O T E C T T H E D O W N L O A D If you have not noticed it. is a way of the manufacturer to protect and seal the download and installation process. the need for a serial number to be entered is a pre-requisite. The key serial number. There are serial numbers that are universal – meaning.

you can actually save the serial key number and have it saved for future use because there are downloads that require the same serial number from previous downloads. This is the common misconception that people who download software for free – they think that because it is free no registration is needed. . it is then that you can get your serial number. every attempt to download and install the Virtual Machine software gives you automatically the serial key numbers. This move actually saves you time from registering at anytime you want to download the same application program.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 66 Usually. The VMware Server requires that you register first. the serial numbers are at the last part of the “What you need to know” section. At times. More often. This is one way of protecting the manufacturer’s intention. Just a witty note for those who wish to download the VMware Server application. before you can get the serial number. After having completed the registration process. you will need to undergo the registration process.

67 | VMware 100 Success Secrets H O W T O W O R K P E R F E C T LY W I T H THE V M WA R E T O O L S When you are engaged into learning Virtualization or the Virtual Machine Software. you will have to ready yourself with how you can perfectly work with the VMware tools. the VMware tools also allow for both the main (host) system and the guest systems to fuse themselves together giving in a more powerful and stronger feature such as synching in the PC or OS clock. Working effectively with the VMware tools can generally create far better results. or a better and improved plug and play thing. . These VMware tools are a bunch of add-ons and utilities that are used to help enhance the graphics side o the various operating systems that are being utilized on a single PC. At a certain point.

One of the few tips that you may find very useful is to understand the effective way to deal with the VMware installer files.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 68 VMware Tools come in different boxes. When these VMware tools are properly installed on the PC. these installer files are built onto the VMware installer as image files or graphical icons for easy recognition. There are VMware tools that are specifically designed for Windows platform and there are tools which are working perfectly for Linux. Usually. . there is an attained better graphics performance and a lot faster drag and drop movement. the need to have a different tool based on platform is essentially useful. Whichever you think works perfectly fine. This is because the VMware tools were designed to perfectly enhance the PC resources to a far better performance.

The sources are provided by a well know North American Enterprise Linux Vendor. CentOS developers use the RHEL source code to develop a final product very similar to RHEL The CentOS conforms with the upstream vendors redistribution policy and strives to be 100% binary compatible with upstream product. One of the virtual machine software developed is the CentOS VMware. CentOS was based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). . you can make use of VMware image or virtual appliance. If you do not have any of these operating systems.69 | VMware 100 Success Secrets A F R E E O S S O F T WA R E K N O W N A S C E N T O S V M WA R E Most VMware software products runs using Linux or Windows host system. The name CentOS stands for Community ENTerprise Operating System. used and redistributed by anyone. CentOS is free software available on Linux distribution wherein the source code can be freely modified. In as much as the RHEL source code was only open for Linux subscribers.

network administrators. 64-bit). 64bit). however it is not maintained or supported by Red Hat. PowerPC/32 (Apple Macintosh and PowerMac running the G3 or G4 PowerPC processor) ("beta" support) and IBM Mainframe (eServer zSeries and S/390) CentOS VMware is developed by team of core developers which gets its supports from active user community composed of system administrators. managers. enterprise users. It is available free for download over the internet for public use. . IA-64 (Intel Itanium architecture. core Linux contributors and Linux enthusiasts from around the world.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 70 CentOS supports architectures such as i386 (Intel x86 architecture 32-bit). x86-64 (AMD's AMD64 and Intel's EM64T.

It is software that is community developed. It is also called as Ubuntu 7.71 | VMware 100 Success Secrets T H E F E I S T Y FAW N I N T H E V M WA R E SERVER The Feisty Fawn is the Canonical’s 6th release of Ubuntu Linux. 2007. The Feisty Fawn was released on April 19. VMware allows companies to work with multiple operating systems on a single host. regularly updated and offered free to the public for use. if it does. The following are steps and things to remember during installation: 1. It is one of the most popular open source Linux based operating system. The Feisty Fawn can be installed in the VMware server. The CD should not auto-launches within Windows. Start the VMware Server and locate from the home menu. The software is user friendly and guides users on how installation should be done. Follow instructions to install a CD of Feisty Fawn Ubuntu Linux 7. New Virtual Machine. .04. cancel it and do not install. Some companies opt for low level applications to enable them to work on this kind of environment. as this will erase your physical disk.04.

4. RAM usage. networking and The installation takes some time to complete. 5. So be the computer and you would have a nice working installation of Feisty Fawn Ubuntu Linux within your Windows. patient. the Feisty Fawn Ubuntu will restart Make choices for screen-resolution. With the Feisty Fawn on a VMware Server. companies can save money on buying operating systems and still run multiple virtual machines. Allocate enough disk space for the Feisty Fawn installation partitions 3. Upon completion.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 72 2. When Ubuntu 'talks' of drive formatting and erasing information. 6. . disregard such talks as they refer to space allocation within the VMware virtual machine environment and you need not be scared.

London. VMware headquarters is located in Palo Alto. China. Massachusetts. California. India. It provides all other computers connected to the main computer a complete system platform that supports execution of the complete operating system. and ware from second part of the word "Software”. UK. Inc. a company that markets virtualization software and which are compatible for x86 computers. Bangalore and Pune. Bulgaria. Aarhus. The name VMware was derived from the acronym "VM".73 | VMware 100 Success Secrets W H AT I S V M WA R E ? VMware is a software developed by VMware. It has additional offices located in Palo Alto and San Francisco. and Mac OS X operating system. United States. Linux. The desktop software is compatible for computers running on Microsoft Windows. Sofia. California. Ireland. and in Cork. Denmark. Cambridge. This software allows each computer to behave as if they are running on its own operating system having its own set of programs and hardware resources. The VMware is a software that installed in one computer and allows the duplication of the program execution to multiple computers. . meaning "virtual machine". Beijing.

. It also minimizes the cost of companies in terms of energy savings and lower capital expenses as hardware resources are use efficiently. The VMware also addresses better desktop management. VMware is the software that many companies should have. VMware Server. Inc develops software products as such VMware Workstation. increased security.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 74 The VMware. VMware Capacity Planner and VMware ACE. It is worth saving the time. computing activities are free from physical and geographical limitations. money and effort. It makes all your computers work in just one operating system. With the use of VMware. and improved disaster recovery processes as virtual infrastructure is built. VMware Converter.

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V M WA R E W O R K S TAT I O N 6 . 0 : T H E S I X T H G E N E R AT I O N

The VMware Inc, the developer of VMware software introduced its most advanced VMware Workstation 6.0 in 2007. It is VMware’s sixth generation of desktop virtualization software product. The VMware Workstation 6 supports Windows, Linux, NetWare, Solaris x86 and FreeBSD operating systems. It features includes full 64-bit support, industry-first support for up to 10 network interface cards and experimental support for two-way Virtual SMP The following are some of its new features: 1. 2. It supports Windows Vista It supports multiple monitor or display. Users are able

to specify as to how many monitors a VM can detect regardless of the number of monitors attached to the host. 3. It supports high speed USB 2.0 devices such as Apple

iPods and fast storage devices.

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It has ACE authoring capabilities. The ACE is a security

pack that allows users to securely transport virtual machines on portable media devices such as USB memory sticks. 5. computer 6. 7. It has an Integrated virtual debugger It has a background virtual machine execution. The It has integrated Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) functionality

where users can create virtual machines by cloning a physical

system provides a tray icon as to how many virtual machines are running even as you exit the Workstation 8. It has automation APIs where users write scripts and

programs that will automate and make it quick for virtual machine testing support for VIX API 2.0. The VMware Workstation 6.0 allows users to maximize the benefit of virtualization on their desktop VMware Workstation can be electronically downloaded or purchased on its package retail version. It is considered to be the most advanced desktop virtualization product for industry-standard PCs.

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F E A T U R E S O F T H E V M WA R E W O R K S TAT I O N 6

One of the VMware software products that VMware, Inc. develops is the VMware Workstation 6. The VMware Workstation 6 makes one physical computer machine to run multiple operating systems at same time. The VMware Workstation 6 makes it easy for users to create and run multiple virtual machines . VMware Workstation is compatible with Windows, Linux and other host operating systems Some of the features of the VMware Workstation 6 are: 1. It uses multiple operating systems on same PC. Users

are able to switch between operating systems, share files between virtual machines and access on all peripheral devices. 2. It takes Snapshots & Videos of Virtual Machines. The

VMware Workstation provides a display thumbnails snapshots of what you have work on, on a single screen. This makes it easy in tracking and reverting to return to your work at any time.

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It runs an Entire Multi-tier System on a Single Host

Computer. Allows you to create teams, considered as virtual network environments consisting of a client, server and database virtual machines. This enables administrator to identify what virtual machines needs to be turned in or off, suspend or resume utilization based on team designations. 4. It allows you to make copies of your virtual machines

from a single installation and configuration process. 5. It has the ability to create and deploy secure virtual

machines allowing users to take their desktops with them. The VMware Workstation 6 is more about managing multiple virtual machines, each having its own processor, memory, network connections and peripheral ports with a single host computer working on it.

Thus. Each of the spin is a combination of software that is design to meet the specific kind of end user. The latest version of Fedora OS is the Fedora 7 with a codenamed Moonshine. Fedora 7 was released on May 31. There is a big difference of Fedora 7 from Fedora 6.79 | VMware 100 Success Secrets T H E V M WA R E W O R K S W I T H FEDORA 7 Fedora 7 is a free operating system developed by Fedora Project that produces Fedora Linux distribution. The Fedora 7 has merged the Red Hat “Core” and Community “Extra” repositories and new build system was designed to manage those packages. and the assembly depends on whatever the Fedora community spins desire. The spins are variations of Fedora built from specific set of software packages. The Fedora 7 is available on three official spins. Fedora 7 OS can run the VMware Server. The spin choices are: . Fedora is a Red Hat Package Manager whose main objective is to provide a rapid progress of Free and Open Source software. there is only one repository of open source tools. 2007.

This spin is designed for users who have no broadband Internet access and choose to have the software available on disc. • A regular image designed desktops. Make your VMware Server work under Fedora 7 OS. This can be installed to a hard disk and the spins are for desktop users who choose to do a single disk installation and share the Fedora with friends. .VMware 100 Success Secrets | 80 • Live CDs for GNOME and KDE desktop environment. This spin is to provide a good upgrade path and similar environment for users who have previous releases of Fedora. • A set of DVD images which includes all software available in the Fedora repository. workstations. Pick your choice and spin the Fedora 7. family. and server users. and event attendees.

You will have to uninstall the VMware products such as VMware Workstation. or VMware ACE before you can install a VMware Server. VMware GSX Server. You will be asked to select the host system that you are operating. Inc.com/download/server/. You will be asked for your email address in order to receive the serial numbers from VMware.81 | VMware 100 Success Secrets T I P S F O R I N S T A L L I N G V M WA R E SERVER The VMware Server is the entry-level server virtualization software created by VMware. VMware Player.VMware. The server and host operating system must meet the systems requirement for running the VMware Server . To download the software is to go to http://www. Prior to installing your VMware Server there are several things that you need to make sure that you have: 1. The VMware Server runs on Linux or Windows host system. There is a serial number assign for Windows hosts and another number for Linux hosts.

The remote management client and operating system must meet the systems requirement for running the VMware Server remote management software. The VMware installation software you downloaded is in your files 4. . the VmCOM API. The software will allow you to create your virtual machine for your guest operating system using the New Virtual Machine Wizard. The VMware serial number that was sent to your email address 5. The CDs or disks installer for your guest operating systems The installation of VMware Server software includes VMware Management Interface. 3. the VmPerl API.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 82 2. Install a VMware Server free and start running through multiple instances. Use the serial number provided to you during the installation of the VMware Server Console. and the VMware Server Console. the Programming API.

The VMware Workstation 6 allows you to give more flexibility with your desktop or laptop computers. The VMware Workstation is helpful to IT professionals. It facilitates the software migration and updates. Some of the key benefits of the VMware Workstation are as follows: 1. It reduces the hardware cost by 50% or more as your machines are running multiple operating systems on a single PC. the VMware Workstation 6 is the solution. and accelerates resolution of Help Desk tickets. software developers and testers. The VMware reduces the cost of the PC equipment by 50%-60%. IT professionals – The creation and test of multiple computing environments as virtual machines on a single PC makes the job of IT Professionals easy. VMware automates and streamlines work thus saving time and improving company’s productivity.83 | VMware 100 Success Secrets P U R C H A S E O F T H E V M WA R E 6 If you would like to save your money in purchasing operating systems for each of your computers at work. . and those from the technical sales and training professionals.

printed manual and webbased support for the first 30 days after shipment. enhance quality assurance and automate repetitive tasks.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 84 2. It is available in Japanese or English language and hosts Windows or Linux. VMware Workstation reduces the cost and complexity of software demos. It allows instructors to have their students work on a sandbox environment where experiments can be done safely. Software Developers & Testers – It allows them to accelerate time to market as they eliminate time consuming set up tasks. . The cost of the electronic download is quite lower than the packaged version as the latter includes VMware Workstation on CD. The VMware Workstation 6 can be electronically downloaded or purchased on its retail packaged version. Technical Sales & Training Professionals – It makes complex multi-tier applications easy to work out. 3.

The following are some of the benefits of the VMware Server : . The VMware Server was released in 2006 and was a continuation of the retired GSX Server. The VMware Server is a free virtualization product for those with Windows and Linux servers that have enterprise-class support and VirtualCenter management. The VMware Server was formerly known as GSX Server. using some graphical performance and 3D support. is the VMware Server. VMware Server can also run virtual machines created by Microsoft Virtual PC other than VMware created virtual machines. It uses a client-server model. Thousands of customers for more than 6 six years have proven the success of this virtualization technology. which allows remote access to virtual machines.85 | VMware 100 Success Secrets A L L A B O U T V M WA R E S E R V E R Another VMware software product developed by VMware. Inc. VMware Server has the capabilities of creating. editing and playing virtual machines.

The VMware Server is free and can be downloaded electronically. It allows systems administrators to test virtual machines in a secured environment and enables them to roll back to a clean state by leveraging snapshots. . It allows developers to create multiple environments with different operating systems on the same server. A virtual machine is build once and deployment done in multiple times. • It simplifies the IT test of patches. new applications and operating systems. • It evaluates software in a ready-to-run virtual machines without the need for installation and configuration.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 86 • It streamlines the software development and testing. It is an easy to use server virtualization product. • It simplifies server provisioning.

disks.87 | VMware 100 Success Secrets T H E V M WA R E W O R K S TAT I O N V E R S I O N 6 .0 is the new release version has made the VMware. 0 & I T S U N M AT C H E D F E AT U R E S The VMware Workstation 6. Users who need to run Linux on Windows (or vice-versa) and users of modern operating system such as Windows Vista find VMware Workstation useful. .0 is one of the software developed by VMware. People who are IT engineers/system administrators/software developers and QA engineers. etc. and is considered as the most advanced virtualization for desktop and laptop computers. call center/help desk/tech support engineers. memory. Inc. computerbased educators/trainers and their students. The VMware Workstation 6. The VMware workstation is essential for companies who work with multiple operating systems or computing environments. I/O devices. The VMware Workstation allows virtual machines to run just like a full PC with its own CPU. salespeople and sales engineers who run software demos. Inc.

(Visual Studio and Eclipse). It has the ability to access remotely the console of a virtual machines from a VNC client. and 8. 2. It has the ability of running virtual machines in the background without the Workstation UI.0 devices which includes high-speed storage and iPods. The VMware Workstation 6. Adobe Photoshop. It has support for USB 2. 5. These features include: 1. 4.0 runs with Microsoft Office.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 88 The Workstation 6. Firewalls and VPN software. It has support for Windows Vista both for guest and host operating systems. It has state record/replay capabilities. Microsoft Visual Studio.0 has unmatched set of value-added features that enhances the productivity of technical professionals and organizations. 7. It has integration with leading IDEs. It has multiple monitor display that spans the virtual machine display across a second monitor. It has a VMware Converter that makes it easy for users to create new virtual machine from a physical disk. . 3. Apache Web Server. Kernel debuggers. 6.

This can be made possible through the Debian VMware virtual appliance installation on the host operating system.89 | VMware 100 Success Secrets THE BENEFITS OF USING DEBIAN V M WA R E A P P L I C AT I O N Debian is a freeware open source operating system that runs on a Linux kernel developed along the principles of the GNU project. A user can install this in a workstation using Windows operating system without necessarily altering the partition and the boot system sequence of the host machine. It can give users full functionality of the Linux distribution while at the same time maintaining the original OS installation of the host machine. . This means the Debian VMware virtual appliance will run as one of the window of the host operating system. This virtualization of two workstations in a single host can fully optimize the performance of the desktop system.

This is ideal for enterprise as well as home use. After unzipping the files.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 90 Installing the Debian Etch VMware application is also easy. it can now be installed as a virtual appliance on the host Windows operating system by following the instruction dialog boxes. Because of its big file size. This maximizes the capabilities of the workstation because it can now run different programs written for different platforms. The Debian VMware virtual appliance is a very useful application that can enable Windows users to switch between operating system. It’s much like installing a stand along application the current operating system. A user can download either a full gnome or a minimal gnome desktop Debian VMware. . It comes in a zip file or compressed format. These applications are freeware and readily available on the Internet. it would be faster to download it through Bit Torrent.

highly modular distribution application designed to provide high optimization for desktop performance. The development of Gentoo fast-tracked this distribution and the system attained a reputation for high-speed performance. easy to use.91 | VMware 100 Success Secrets U N D E R S TA N D I N G T H E B A S I C S O F G E N T O O V M WA R E V I R T U A L I Z A T I O N Gentoo Linux operating system is a lightweight. Fortunately. installing the Gentoo system could be a daunting task especially if the workstation operates on the Windows platform. the virtualization capability of the VMware system will allow users and system administrators to view and experiment with the Gentoo distribution without changing their current operating system. It primarily focuses its operation on the distribution of the OS from the source code. . For nonLinux users.

the current workstation can now function as a dual workstation with a host OS and a guest virtual machine with separate OS. the Linux distribution could be installed as a guest appliance on the host machine. the guest operating system can be installed on it. users need to prepare first the virtual machine. This means the VMware virtualization program needs to be uploaded first on the current desktop environment. After setting up the virtual machine. Installing the Gentoo Linux on the virtual machine would be easier especially if the Gentoo Handbook is available. This means VMware will create a virtual workstation for the Gentoo OS and it can run as a single window of the current Windows platform. All the installation and customization instructions can be found in it. When all things are settled. the Gentoo distribution can be tested and used fully even without partitioning and altering the system configuration of the present workstation set-up. In this way.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 92 Through Gentoo VMware deployment. To set-up the Gentoo operating system. .

First. . It is best however to know first the recommended system requirements especially when installing a guest VMware server on a host machine.93 | VMware 100 Success Secrets H O W T O I N S TA L L V M WA R E : U N D E R S TA N D I N G T H E RECOMMENDED HOST REQUIREMENTS Many information articles can be found detailing the step-bystep process on how to install VMware. It is also ideal to have Linux as the operating system of the host but the VMware server will still run on Windows XP. That’s because VMware server will only run on Intel-based host. In fact. make sure that the host machine is an Intel. detailed guides can be found on each site that offers a free download of VMware.

. The host and the guest servers will naturally use the resources of a single machine. Upon set-up. The hard drive requirement could be maxed out especially if the guest servers will be used for commercial or enterprise related purposes. The host machine will significantly slow down if it only has less than 512 MB of physical memory. disk space and CPU utilization will also be taxed by the additional guest server.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 94 Second. This will allow the user to install 1 to 2 servers on the host. the virtual VMware server should have at least 256 MB RAM allocation to run smoothly. The ideal RAM of the host machine should be at least 1 GB. Ideally. VMware server requires lots of memory power. users can tweak the memory allocation for each server that will be installed. Third. So it would be best to consider this fact before installing additional guest VMware server.

This is especially useful for workstations that are running on Windows platform. . the VMware can be installed to set-up a virtual machine on the PC workstation. Once the download is complete. Installation of the VMware virtual guest machine is as just like setting up a new application for the PC. To install a Mac OS X on a PC Windows. There are also lots of websites that offer free downloads of VMware complete with installation instructions and serial numbers. This is available as a freeware on the VMware website. The addition of the Mac OS on a virtual VMware guest machine would create additional opportunities and superior flexibility for the Host machine. The user will be prompted by a wizard so it would be a matter of just clicking buttons until the installation can be completed. one needs to download first a copy of the VMware program.95 | VMware 100 Success Secrets STEPS ON SETTING-UP MAC OSX86 V M WA R E O N A V I R T U A L M A C H I N E Installation of Mac OSX86 VMware will allow a workstation to run two operating systems.

It can be set to 128 MB per virtual machine but there would be a significant slow down when another OS is loaded on it. it can now be configured manually to allow users to allocate the physical memory of the host. There are free downloadable versions of it but there could be an issue that may arise from these free OSX86 downloads.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 96 After installation of the VMware virtual machine. . Each guest appliance will need 256 MB of RAM in order for it to run optimally. it can now be loaded on the VMware virtual machine as a separate operating system using the resources of the host PC. The next step would involve installation of the Mac OS X on the virtual machine. Mac OSX86 can be purchased online. upon securing a copy of the Mac OS. So.

97 | VMware 100 Success Secrets H O W T O U N I N S TA L L V M WA R E LEFTOVER REGISTRY ENTRIES VMware users may need to uninstall the program for several reasons. it would be best to perform the uninstall on the dos window of the PC. Sometimes however. Regular un-installation should pose no issues but problems usually occur when a VMware virtual machine installation was interrupted and the system crashed thus leaving incomplete registry files on the host. Because the user will not be able to clear the registry entry on the add / remove program functionality of the PC. The general steps should follow this sequence: . Users will not be able to install another version of VMware because it will conflict with the previous registry that will be detected by the system. uninstalling it could run in some problems especially if it was loaded on a Windows Vista platform.

.exe /?. The succeeding line will provide an option for the user to clear the previous VMware installation where the /? in the command line should be replaced by a /c for a command that instructs clearing the previous registry information of the VMware application. After hitting the enter command. the previous installation of VMware will be automatically purged from the host operating system and the new installation can now be uploaded to the host system. After reboot. the Dos window should be opened and perform a query on the command line. One should type C:\temp>VMware-workstation(version of the VMware).VMware 100 Success Secrets | 98 First. when an installation error was detected by the system on the new VMware version. users should reboot their PC. Reboot the PC after the uninstall procedure and load the new VMware version to install it on the machine.

Inc. . is a company that focuses on making virtualization software. and because of this reason." Virtualization is all about maximizing resources. whose parent company is the well-known storage and information management software developer EMC Corporation. With virtualization. a single physical resource can be divided into several virtual resources. Conversely. Whatever the need may be. acronym of the phrase "virtual machine.. virtualization allows the customization of resources to ensure that everything is used and nothing is wasted. several physical resources can be combined to create just one virtual resource. also with virtualization. The name VMware comes from VM.99 | VMware 100 Success Secrets E VA L U A T I O N & L I C E N S E D V M SERIAL NUMBERS: GIVING CUSTOMERS THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE VMware. it's considered a very important concept in the IT industry.

for VMware server. so clients are warned to be careful not to make purchases from anywhere else but the online VMware store.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 100 VMware addresses that need by designing reliable virtualization software that companies can use to manage their IT resources. pirated copies of VMware products exist. However. Clients are free to test drive VMware’s products by going for the evaluation serial numbers first before buying the licensed ones.html) official VMware website. and the second one is a paid licensed serial number. However.or 60-day evaluation serial number good for a trial period.VMware. . To avoid being a victim of pirates. A couple of options are usually available for all VMware products—first one is a free 30. licensed serial numbers are given away for free. VMware has a respected reputation in the industry—its products are considered high quality. clients are directed to the Serial Number in page the (http://www.com/support/serial_number.

101 | VMware 100 Success Secrets H I G H F I V E F O R V M WA R E 5 VMware for virtual machines have been around for quite some time now. The release of VMware 5 is the product of strict focus and concentration on the actual and practical needs of different testers and developers who would be using such a release in order for them to manage and deliver the great new features that are waiting to be used. A couple of months ago they released VMware version 5 and as such there are many people whose jobs involve software development and reviewing have been eagerly anticipating such an offering and have made their jobs a lot less difficult. The latest version it has been able to offer is the version 5. There are many satisfied users of VMware. which undoubtedly explains the steady upgrades done with this virtualization solution. .

this new feature also has an improved memory sharing technology to allow developers to work in teams more efficiently. By this. a client and a database server and let you boot up all three virtual machines at the same time in one swiftly fluid operation. Using memory sharing. Aside from this. Doing so will allow you a more efficient method of turning on a web server. we mean that a team is present to help you group together multiple virtual machines into one single entity. . you are less likely to take up around 512 megabytes of physical random access memory because the VMware is aware of what can be found on every ram.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 102 One of its most salient productivity features for many developers would be the new feature called new team functionality.

.103 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E 5 . network applications.5 will allow the use of multiple operating systems on a single PC workstation. Essentially. This is called virtualization of machines and is the main feature of VMware workstations. This will certainly enhance the power of the desktop or laptop and multiply the productivity of the host machine. 5 : T H E P O W E R O F V I RT U A L I ZAT I O N AT T H E H A N D S O F THE USER The VMware 5. Users then will have multiple computers running on a single machine.5. and peripheral ports setup.5 is the most common virtualization engine currently used today but it has been upgraded with the VMware Workstation 6 and a beta version of VMware 6. processor configuration. VMware 5. memory. the VMware workstations will convert any desktop or laptop into multiple machines. The virtual machines are complete systems with their own sets of operating systems.

. The peripheral and network resources can also be shared by all the machines so there would be no need for buying another set of peripherals. Files and programs can be used across different platforms and it can be shared easily because of the drag and drop functionality of VMware virtual machines. a user may only need to open another virtual PC in a window and drag the files from the host or other guest machine to the window of another virtual machine. The VMware application could certainly optimize the performance of the PC thus enabling users to add machines without investing on new hardware.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 104 Running the VMware Workstation will allow users to run different operating systems and access them with just a click of the mouse. Virtualization of workstations is an excellent option for individuals and companies that need multiple computers with different platforms. So. This means great savings and increased productivity.

The VMware 64-bit extension support follows the capability of 64-bit machines to run applications using 32 bit and 64 bit under an operating system with 64-bit configuration. . the extension support will allow installation of VMware virtual machines with 64-bit configuration on host systems running under the same set-up.105 | VMware 100 Success Secrets C R I T I C A L V M WA R E 6 4 B I T EXTENSION FOR SUPPORTING M U LT I P L E P L AT F O R M S The ability of hybrid VMware 64 bit extension support enables virtualization of enterprise related and memory intensive programs such as data mining and database management. In this way.

The VMware extension support also provides room for legacy 16-bit applications to run seamlessly on the virtual PC having 64-bit platform. . Upgrades on memory capacity will eliminate the danger of system crashes due to insufficient memory. The introduction of 64-bit extension support also extended virtualization of the entire enterprise network. This is a powerful feature because it will allow any applications written for different platform to run and operate on virtual machines configured under VMware systems. which can improve the computing power of companies. Although for highly memory intensive programs such as database management. Companies therefore can consolidate all their 16 / 32 / 64-bit platforms into a unified workstation thus eliminating the need for expensive upgrades of hardware resources.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 106 The virtual machines will also not conflict with 32-bit applications because it will allow its use on the current platform. It will just be moved to the 32/64 bit applications without altering the original configuration of the program. system slow down. and system hang. companies may have to upgrade their systems memory capacity.

The solution probably is to upgrade the host or to get the latest update of the VMware software. these problems are caused by incompatible host and client versions.A N Y PAT C H : S O LV I N G C O M M O N V M WA R E S O F T WA R E I S S U E S VMware-any-any update patch is the proven solution of most VMware users having problems with their virtualization. virtualization issues especially on Linux platform can be resolved by a simple patch to the current VMware software. Sometimes. Some systems that are running on the Linux distribution host have experienced problems with virtual engines created by VMware workstation and VMware GSX server.107 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E A N Y. However. This is the any-any patch. which can be uploaded to the host system. .

. It is available for free especially if the subscriber has a working license of the product.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 108 It will be detected by the VMware installation and the succeeding procedure will automatically fix the problem or bug. The command line for the VMware anyany. If this patch works well on the host system. Asking forum moderators or pinging back the blog owner for instruction on how to install the any-any patch would be useful also. then upgrading or installation of new VMware would not be necessary. Normally. forums and blogs. Virtualization can now perform its normal operation. The VMware any-any patch can be downloaded from the VMware website.patch will be provided by the webmasters on their site and the user can simple copy the patch and install it on their system. It can also be found in online tech magazines. forum moderators and tech bloggers will answer queries and help users configure their virtual machines.

VMware any-any can be downloaded for free at the VMware website. VMware forums. If these problems persist after reconfiguring VMware. Tech websites. One can easily search for VMware any-any patch on search engines. It can also be found on other VMware module vendors and is readily available as an ftp or browser downloadable file. VMware may sound an alarm that the kernel of your machine is totally new to VMware. The host may find it difficult to consolidate the virtual kernel application thus it rejects if from the system. . and tech blogs also provide any-any patch to its readers and members.109 | VMware 100 Success Secrets W H E R E T O F I N D T H E V M WA R E A N YA N Y PAT C H The most common issues that can be encountered on VMware virtualization installation is the response generated by the host on creating kernel modules. then a patch called VMware anyany could be the only solution. The most common destination for the download is forum sites. Another common issue that may be encountered on VMware program installation is the complaint of the virtual machine itself on the state of the physical machine’s kernel.

unzip it and run the installation exe file. then look for the documentation of the VMware software package. . This should automatically correct the problem of the VMware installation. See if the licensing information provides for support from the VMware website. It should allow the kernel to be written upon thus completing the installation of virtual machines on the host system. it would be ideal to upgrade the entire VMware software and run the latest version of it on the host system. If the problem cannot be solved by the VMware any-any patch.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 110 After downloading the zip or packed any-any patch. If there were no immediate solution at hand.

. how can Linux users. But what if you use a non-windows platform and still want the benefit of using a virtual machine appliance or system? Is there any other way for non-windows users to integrate such a system in their own freeware operating systems? Simply put. If you look hard enough. get around such a problem? The answer is to look for a solution to this by using a patch. especially those who have chosen the way of the Ubuntu.A N Y U P D AT E O N L I N U X Running a VMware virtual machine or virtualization data center is indeed declaring yourself to be at the height of technological breakthroughs in the 21st century.111 | VMware 100 Success Secrets S I M P L E S O L U T I O N F O R V M WA R E A N Y.0. there is a solution for the VMware-server-1.5-80187 so you can run it in Ubuntu Hardy.

your next step would be to turn on and run on your computer the any-any patch update. When you have done so. you can then go to your prompt box and do the usually sudo commands. the prerequisite to this is to make sure that you have already taken the necessary steps and have upgraded your existing Ubuntu Linux kernel up to the latest version. After doing so. simply type in uname -r prior to working on any other commands that will follow. . Keep in mind that for users who have a sixty-four bit system. When you are done with this. but this time using sudo that are any-any update specific. there are around three or four additional commands you need to run in sudo before any changes take effect.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 112 Of course.

the standard-bearer is the actual home site itself. but when you are looking for quality and ease of function then it is always best to go to the standard-bearer – and in this case. . pre-built and ready to run applications for enterprises that are packaged with its own operating system located inside a virtual machine. the best place for you to look would be at the actual VMware site itself. there are a lot of vendors found in many third party websites. Sure.113 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E AT A G L A N C E : V I R T U A L APPLIANCE If you were looking for appliances for your VMware virtual machine. Simply put virtual appliances are pre-configured.

VMware 100 Success Secrets | 114 Using these appliances. using virtual appliances can allow such systems to securely and efficiently distribute the system that is under an industry standard format. management as well as distribution. . Using these. Doing so will help to reduce both the cost as well as the complexity of software development as well as management. Additionally. Doing so will help to speed up the time needed to value as well as simplify software development. Using these virtual appliances. many customers can easily install as well as deploy many pre-integrated solution stacks. which is popularly known as the Open Virtual Machine Format or OVF. customers now have the freedom to deploy the OVF packaged appliance on their own virtualization platform. The beauty about virtual appliances is that is has the ability to change the way a software is both developed and delivered. many ISVs now have the power to develop using a single platform only.

take some care to back up your VMware. it also involves new responsibilities which will need to be fulfilled by you and your staff. One of these responsibilities is backing up your VMware. your work would halt and come at a standstill! So before you panic about this very disturbing thought. .115 | VMware 100 Success Secrets B A C K U P S O L U T I O N S F O R V M WA R E So you have finally decided to integration virtualization and have been able to set up a virtual data center in your office or work space. This is truly important because let us face it – if all your information becomes lost for any reason at all. While you certainly have made the right move.

Additionally. you can also perform full image backup and manage such backups in a more centralized way. it lets your perform both full as well as incremental file backups of your virtual machines. you can easily improve the manageability of your company while at the same time reducing costs. To summarize. you will need to invest in a solution called the VMware Consolidated Backup. the consolidated backup allows you to integrate the system with other existing backup tools as well as technologies which you were able to set up earlier. It enables you to have a LAN-free backup consisting of virtual machines that are all connected to a centralized proxy server. .VMware 100 Success Secrets | 116 In order to do this. This is a centralized back up facility which can offer you the leverage of a centralized proxy service while at the same time reducing the load on the production of VMware ESX hosts. This way. Thanks to this consolidated backup.

The idea behind network bridge teaming is to secure the network in cases where an adapter suffers failure. In this instance.117 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E B R I D G E D N E T W O R K S : PROTECTING THE ENTIRE N E T W O R K F R O M S Y S T E M FA U LT S Configuring VMware bridged networking allows for teaming network adapters in order to increase its fault tolerance level. traffic on the server and the entire network can still run and continue to function because of the bridging technique. This is essentially a double wall protection for systems running several virtual networks. . when an adapter fails to function.

Applying teamed networks on virtual machines involves binding the entire VMware bridging protocols to the teamed network. The individual virtual machines on the other hand should be released from the network interface cards of the host. Automatic bridging is automatically loaded on a network with several adapters. The user however needs to manually configure and select which should be the primary and secondary adapters. System administrators must thoroughly understand the network teaming configuration of the host machine before applying bridges to the virtual machines. when a crash or a glitch happens on the primary network. the system will automatically bridge all activities on the secondary route eliminating the danger of network paralysis. In this way. This is to ensure that no conflict can occur on networked virtual machines. . Information on how to configure these settings can be found on the host network configuration systems which include the methods on setting up the windows host settings.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 118 Fault tolerance can also be enhanced by leaving the original configuration of bridging typical to any Windows based platform.

only the VMware ESX server remains as the sole course for certification. Having an in-depth knowledge and skills in virtualization technology can certainly enhance the career of IT professionals and boost the credibility of individual service providers of VMware technology. and virtualization consultants. resellers.119 | VMware 100 Success Secrets T H E I M PA C T O F V M WA R E C E RT I F I C AT I O N O N I T PROFESSIONALS VMware certification is given to individual technicians that have shown strong capabilities in creating virtual infrastructures using the VMware technology. . The VMware certification has two levels of courses namely the VMware ESX server / VMware Virtual Center and the VMware Infrastructure 3. This certification is open for partners. end-users. Today however.

Successful examinees can use the VMware Certified Professional logo on their business information card or on their websites in order to show their proficiency in building and maintaining virtual IT infrastructures. . This course will teach trainees the best practices and the current standards and technologies in the application of the VMware virtual machines software. IT professionals who have no actual experience on virtualization will find it difficult to pass the exams. one must apply for examination schedule on one of the certified testing centers for VMware. one needs to undergo training in instructor-led courses for VMware applications and virtualization performance.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 120 To get certification as a VMware virtualization expert. This will surely give them an edge over competitors in the virtualization market. those who wish to be certified as a virtualization expert must have hand on experience on virtualization technologies. Aside from instruction. Applicants must successfully pass the exams to get formal certification. After the training and hands on experience.

Normally.121 | VMware 100 Success Secrets W H AT I S A V M WA R E C L O N E ? A VMware clone is an exact replica of the actual virtual machine created on VMware program. When a security or a system update has been released. The second type is the linked clone which is only a reference of the original virtual machine. One is the full clone which is fully independent of the original virtual machine and serves as a separate entity with full functionality. . Naturally a full VMware clone will take more disk space than a linked clone. VMware clones can be used as a testing environment of virtual guest machines. This is where the clones’ utility comes in. it would take hours to set-up a virtual machine including the installation of its operating system. The long hours of set-up can be very time consuming and annoying especially if specialists have many tasks on their hands. There are two types of VMware clones. virtualization experts usually test its configuration first before fully applying it to the virtual architecture.

thus saving hours of set-up and avoiding trial and error configuration on existing virtual machines. This will certainly avoid any damage to the virtual machines if conflicts occur with the new set up. The customization then can be applied on the actual virtual environment. system administrators can easily test new configurations on the actual replica of the system. They can determine if it will work optimally or will create issues with the current set-up.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 122 By creating a clone. . They can then diagnose and reconfigure a solution to the clone and see its results.

123 | VMware 100 Success Secrets A N O V E R V I E W O F V M WA R E C L U S T E R S E T.U P Creating VMware cluster is relatively easy especially for system administrators that have enough experience on several virtualization techniques. First. . VMware clustering essentially involves several steps similar to the ones encountered in normal set-up and configuration of programs in a virtual machine. Following the prerequisites can avoid possible issues that could arise due to incompatible systems environment. the new cluster wizard can now be initialized. system administrators must ensure that their virtual environments meet the recommended VMware cluster prerequisites. After determining the VMware prerequisites. These prerequisites can be found on the documentation of VMware cluster program and configuration.

After this step. They can right click on new folder and tick the new cluster tab or they can simply use keyboard hotkeys. Cluster configuration will generally depend on the needs of the virtual environment and these can be provided on a user friendly interface by the cluster wizard. the level of automation needed for the virtual platform. Involved in the cluster configuration is the set-up for specific features that may be included in the cluster. Configuration will also be guided by the wizard and different options are available for the administrator. Configure the cluster settings. .VMware 100 Success Secrets | 124 In order to invoke or initialize the VMware cluster wizard. Ctrl-L is the short cut for invoking the new cluster wizard for VMware. The support systems can affect the display and task configuration list of the newly created VMware cluster. and selecting different options for virtualization. administrators must include the specific support needed by the VMware cluster. users have two options.

. a virtual machine company. Keep in mind though that the previous virtual machine's VMware control utility has been termed as depreciated. one can perform different kinds of options on the virtual machine like being able to register a virtual machine on to the local server. it can be found in the directory of /usr/bin directory (if you are using a Linux operating system) and if you are using a Windows system. making attempts to monitor the power state of the virtual machine. If you want to know the location of the VMware-cmd. you will need to update your scripts with the newer versions of the VMware cmd utility.125 | VMware 100 Success Secrets FA M I L I A R I Z I N G Y O U R WAY THROUGH A V M WA R E C M D VMware. as well as setting the different configuration variables. it will not be able to work using the VMware GSX Server 2x or even the ESX Server. it can be found in C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware VmPerl Scripting API. Otherwise. Should you find yourself using scripts of the VMware control utility. Using the VMware utility. also has a cmd function which one can perform in order to make the other commands a lot doable.

VMware 100 Success Secrets | 126 The VMware also has several options for commands which you can use as shortcuts for when you are programming the system. The O function is used when you want to specify an alternative port – and for this command. you can also take note of the default port number of 902. The H function may be used in order to specify the alternate host rather than just the local host. .

This is your one stop website for information that is related to virtual machines. . The great thing about the website is that it not only provides you with the usual information about the company itself. C O M : Y O U R O N E .com. but it provides you with useful information and smart solutions that you can easily and readily appreciate. For example. VMware – then there is no other place you should go to but VMware. thereby making their work much more productive and efficient. you can easily click on a tab labeled solutions in order to look at a rundown of all the fixes and answers which VMware has to the many problems and predicaments technicians who work with virtual computers have.S T O P SITE If you want to look for a place where you can learn anything and everything about virtual machines – or more specifically.127 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E .

leaving you convinced of the fact that this surely is the way to go in this day and age. Of course.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 128 There are also.with whom the company VMware is affiliated and works – as a sort of testament to its efficient and quality service which is tried and tested by many other giants in the business and information technology industries. one can also give props to the many customers and partners . of course. a rundown of all the products which the company has for those who are interested in integrating virtualization and the virtual data center in their office or workplace. Navigating through the website will allow you an insight on how virtualization and the integration of the virtual data center is slowly changing the face of businesses today. .

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BASIC NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE V M WA R E C O N S O L E

One of the main functions of a VMware virtual machine console is to connect to actual virtual machines by way of the port 902. However, some users find that this particular port may post a bit of a problem for the sites, causing some downtime and error lags, especially for those who make full use of the chat program referred to as ideafarm. Should this be your case – or someone you know – then what you can do as a seemingly simple solution is to change the exact port number which your console is currently using. This port number usually means adding a variable manually until it satisfies several certain preference files.

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There are some steps you will need to take and such steps will depend on the type of server host’s operating system – including the host where the console finds itself running on and how you are matching such a change to the actual GSX Server or to the actual console itself. If you change settings, remember that the authd.port type of setting is a lot different from the authd.client.port setting. The former is a variable which allows the GSX Server to identify the port it needs to monitor and listen to in order to establish the different console connections that come from the remote hosts and the clients. The latter, on the other hand, is a variable which makes the console aware – on the client side, however – of the particular port you are trying to use to bridge a connection.

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AN EXCITING NEW “CONVERTER” O F F E R I N G F R O M V M WA R E

If you have been using virtual machines for quite some time now, you may have heard of a new kind of product from these merchants called the VMware Converter. It is now on the third release and is also based on the old and discontinued line originally called the VMware P2V assistant (which is why you might be a bit familiar with some of its more general features). The VMware converter has the purpose of allowing you to quickly and efficiently migrate all your data from the actual physical machines themselves to the virtual machines of VMware. There are many great things this product can do for you. It is designed to convert both local and remote physical servers using the unique “no downtime” feature. It can convert different types of P2V conversions while working with a centralized console at the same time. You can also use this to convert other third party virtual machines onto the VMware unit – for example, you can create virtual copies of popular third party Microsoft software applications such as MS PC, MS Server, backup Exec, Ghost and Live State.

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Additionally, you also have the option to both clone and create backups of physical machines on the virtual machines as you please. Picky – or rather, very particular individuals – may choose their VMware converter from two choices – there is a free edition VMware converter Starter and there is an Enterprise line for those who expect heavy duty performance. Needless to say, there is a type of VMware converter for you – whatever your needs may be.

the next step you will want to make is to download and install the actual material on your computer. . When you want to download the VMware converter itself.133 | VMware 100 Success Secrets A H O W . but with careful execution you will easily find that it actually is a very simple set of actions to take.T O O F V M WA R E CONVERTER After you finally purchase your very own VMware converter for whatever need you might find for it. This will immediately bring you to the site where the actual file is installed and you can get the VMware Converter Starter file from there. all you have to do is to follow the download link found on the webpage of the converter product. These might take several steps.

click run. you will just need to keep clicking next and accept the license agreement – it will then take you to the default installation directory and then ask if you would be willing to take the Typical (Recommended) installation method once you keep clicking on to the next. From there. This will then take you to the Installation Wizard from the VMware Converter. After it downloads. From here.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 134 After clicking the download now button. you have the option to either run the download or simply save it. Here. Click Finish and you will then find yourself being able to work on the seventeen megabyte program. you will be brought to the installation page and once it is complete. you will be asked to fill in the registration form as well as accept the software license agreement. you can then check on the checkbox to allow the VMware Converter to run. .

. It works to convert the physical machines to virtual ones. It can also convert physical machines that run on a Microsoft Windows operating system onto a third party image that is formatted to work seamlessly with virtual machines. and does it very quickly too. This convertor has a very intuitive set up that is wizard-driven in terms of interface design.135 | VMware 100 Success Secrets FUSS-FREE CONVERSION WITH V M WA R E C O N V E R T O R Need a powerful yet extremely efficient solution for your physical machines to convert into virtual ones? Your search for it is now over thanks to the VMware convertor.

you are opening yourself up to a very easy way of quickly and reliably converting both local as well as remote physical machines into virtual ones with the absence of any sort of disruption or even the dreaded down time. it can also do the job of converting virtual machines between two VMware virtual platforms. You can also use it to complete multiple conversions with a single management console that runs in a centralized manner as well.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 136 Additionally. If you use this very robust system of class migration. Another great plus is that it has the capability to provide support for a lot of Microsoft Windows operating systems that are commonly in use by a lot of different environments. thus ensuring the wide compatibility feature of the machine. All you have to do is to simply automate and then simplify the physical machine to virtual conversion and vice versa using the VMware convertor itself. The great thing about the VMware convertor is that one can actually use it to run on a very wide variety of solution hardwares. .

The ESX technology also enables system administrators to scale any virtual architecture based on the he needs of the enterprise using virtual machines. . VMware ESX can create an entire virtual PC which has its own set of processor. The VMware ESX serves as the foundation of an entire virtual infrastructure which is fully capable for data center support and multiple desktop activities. The application can literally create multiple fully functioning workstations on a single host machine.137 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E E S X 3 : T H E C O M P L E T E HYPERVISOR OF THE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT The VMware ESX server 3 is essentially a virtual hyper-visor that can be deployed easily on virtual environments and can run independently on whatever operating system is in place. networks. memory. and storage capabilities. This certainly helps companies optimize the functionality of their virtual IT environments and avoid redundancy of the virtual systems. plugin peripherals.

VMware 100 Success Secrets | 138 Through the ESX VMware application. the virtual machines can also run multiple operating systems without altering the system configuration of their host environment. With ESX. the cost saving effect can be converted to further boosting the power and capacity of its data center for more complicated data mining applications and resource intensive database operations. This will save companies from expensive overhead costs on hardware requirements. VMware ESX is an integral part of the VMware virtualization suite. This optimization can translate to increase performance and productivity of each workstation and server extensions. . Because the virtual machines does not use additional hardware. multiple machines can share the same resources of the host PC and allows efficient partitioning of the host system.

you will need a solution that just does not believe in cutting corner. This is what has been touted as the leading hyper visor out the in the market nowadays – by both its enthusiastic users and grudgingly agreeing competitors. memory.139 | VMware 100 Success Secrets S M A R T S O L U T I O N S O N LY F R O M V M WA R E E S X S E R V E R If you want to build the right foundation for a quick and efficiently responsive data center. The VMware ESX has proven itself more than a thousand times over when it comes to surveying customers that come from all sizes and walks. Thanks to this feature. Thank goodness there is such a solution that is readily available – and that solution is called VMware ESX. It is able to abstract the server processor along with the other components such as storage. . and the networking resources into a singularly enhanced virtual machine which is able to accommodate multiple functions. the VMware ESX is now touted to be the only solution with the most robust foundation of the popular suite called VMware Infrastructure 3.

which also includes the processor. the VMware ESX has been able to consistently and admirably set the standard in order to prove that higher levels of performance can be done while at the same time taking in equally important factors such as scalability and reliability. Each type of virtual machine may also be a representation of the entire system. . Its robust foundation may also be attributed to VMware’s bare metal hyper visors which are able to partition the actual physical servers into different multiple virtual machines.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 140 Ever since its inception in the year 2001. networking and BIOS among others.

If an examinee passes the exam. individuals who lack enough hands on exam experience may encounter difficulties during the exams for VMware certification. According to VMware exam providers. an official certification will be given together with the complete benefits and perks for being a certified VMware professional. Most often than not. The exam is given after successfully attending several VMware courses and instructions. So it would be important for IT professionals to undergo training and get as much experience as possible on different virtualization techniques in order to pass the VMware exams in one sitting. . those who lack hands on experience normally fail the exams.141 | VMware 100 Success Secrets W H E R E T O G E T V M WA R E E X A M SAMPLES Taking the VMware exam is a necessary step in securing a certification for the VMware program.

The sample exam papers can serve as a useful tool only. These sample exams could help examinees in familiarization and review. There are two types of VMware sample exams that can be availed. These materials then can be stored on local computers and studied at home or at work in order to increase the chance of passing the VMware certification program. However.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 142 Some training providers can offer sample VMware exam modules for their trainees. The second type is the downloadable module which can be availed on the Internet. the sample exams cannot supplement for formal studies and actual virtualization experience. These modules can be purchased but there are some websites that offer free sample exams. . These are paper and electronic documents which can be studied at the convenience of the trainee. The first can be acquired from the training centers and are given free.

7 and Xfce 4.1.4. Network Manager 0. there is a new release which will help you increase your productivity.143 | VMware 100 Success Secrets FEDORA: A NEW OFFERING FOR V M WA R E For VMware fanatics. its most salient offerings include the addition of Gnome 2. an Online Desktop application. Additionally. which is a compositing window manager which can efficiently re-merge both Compiz and Beryl (and this is also installed by default). Another salient feature would be the revolutionary and completely free Java environment which is called Iced Tea that is installed by default and is also an open source application. . This new release is called Fedora 8 or Fedora werewolf.2. This is a new release which also includes a significantly new version of assorted key concepts as well as innovative technologies.8. There is also Codec Buddy included as well as Compiz Fusion. The Network manager feature will allow you to have impeccable support for wireless network management. While it has a lot of really great features. KDE 3.5. which is a great new installation and can be enabled by default. there is a new feature called Pulse Audio.

VMware 100 Success Secrets | 144 For you to be able to run Fedora on your virtual machine there are many different types of tutorials which you can look at online to teach you how to install the VMware server using the Fedora Desktop System. When you use the VMware Server. . which also has the benefit of being able to run multiple operating systems using the same hardware. you can have the freedom to create as well as run a guest operating system.

This means the elimination of dual booting the Linux platform just to run a win32 application. When installing VMware on Linux. the VMware will create a PC on the Linux platform thus enhancing its usage. Users can install Netscape and XMMS for web and audio tools to BitchX and Xchat for communications purposes of the Linux system. all Windows platform. Essentially. . the functions. performance and utility of the VMware virtual machine will be similar. the VMware can be set-up on an existing directory of the Linux system. VMware for Linux provides users with the capability to emulate a fully functioning operating system. users can upload it on the system through two methods. programs. Either way. and applications can be used alongside the original systems tools of the machine. the VMware virtual machine can be installed on a separate partition of the host system.145 | VMware 100 Success Secrets H O W T O I N S TA L L V M WA R E F O R LINUX Linux can run several excellent programs which could enhance its operation. First. With VMware. Second.

The full version VMware virtualization program can be acquired as a freeware with a distinct serial number. After unpacking the program. move everything to a separate directory and run the install file.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 146 The VMware application can be easily downloaded on the VMware website. . If a user is familiar with the Linux directory system and installing a standalone program. This can be unpacked to a root directory using tools included in the Linux system. VMware Linux installation is a fairly simple process. This will start the installation process and a wizard will provide guidance on each step of the application. then running the VMware installation commands would be easy too.

The VMware website which is operated by the developer of VMware technologies also run an excellent community within their network. . A forum is provided for clients and users and VMware experts are always handy in case a question or an issue pops up that needs immediate answer or solution. They can also pitch in their advice and provide help to other thus establishing their online reputation as a virtualization expert. These forums serve as online help support desk for those using the VMware virtualization software.147 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E F O R U M : S O U R C E O F I N F O R M AT I O N F O R T H E VI RT U AL I ZATI ON C O MM UN IT Y A VMware forum is an online community of VMware users. and consultants. These forums can help them resolve issues that may be encountered during VMware deployment and maintenance. vendors. It would be best for system administrators running a virtual infrastructure to join such online forums. resellers.

So. Through the online VMware forum. Most often than not. some forum users even provide detailed step by step and command by command instructions on how to manipulate and tweak the program to avoid or resolve problems. In fact. encounter installation and un-installation problems. this problem can be resolved by starting a thread asking for solutions. . a senior member of the forum will always answer the query and provide valuable guidance.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 148 Normally VMware users. especially beginners. anyone who is running a virtual machine or machines can get the latest techniques and patches of VMware which could help them maintain their virtual infrastructure. New updates on VMware applications and technology can also be acquired from these forums in order to inform the entire virtualization community.

There is not a single day that passes by that we do not connect to the internet or use the computer. It has surely made work and life easier. . Virtualization has played a great part in the advancement of computers. online shopping. website development and many more. computer technology has led to many innovations such as electronic transfer. And it has been part of our daily lifestyle.149 | VMware 100 Success Secrets W H E R E T O G E T Y O U R V M WA R E FREE It is undeniable that computers and technology have influenced our lives in many ways. Moreover. This is where VMware comes in.

VMware 100 Success Secrets | 150 What does it do and how does it work? VMware actually allows the user to run several virtual machines on a computer. customer support and many others. Therefore. you can easily learn and use VMware products. the site contains guides. And each of these virtual machines can run a variety of operating systems. They are skilled and known at developing proprietary virtualization software products that truly works wonders. Apart from that. so you would not have to worry at all. VMware free can be downloaded on the internet when you visit their website. . Whether you are a newbie in the computer world. one can run Windows software applications on a PC having a Linux operating system. So basically. Moreover. VMware free player and workstation are just of the few products that can be obtained from their website. information. it has launched many other software applications that have been used by many computer users these days. VMware allows the user to run different operating systems on a single computer.

is VMware’s very own answer (or some might even think of it as a challenge) to Parallels specifically. Fusion is the virtualization client of VMware for OS X.151 | VMware 100 Success Secrets B A S I C I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T F U S I O N B E TA F O R V M WA R E Sometime around two years ago. This product called Fusion. however. A lot of the techies out there are often familiar with Parallels. the public was eagerly awaiting the beta version of the product called VMware Fusion. To start off. . which is a solution for Mac computers that will give you the freedom to run Windows operating system as well as other types of operating systems on their Mac platform. It caused quite a stir that many not-so-knowledgeable ones were wondering why it has been eagerly anticipated by those whose passion buttons were constantly pressed by technologically adept individuals.

VMware’s Fusion beta system is capable enough to work with Macs that run on Intel processors. and this can even be further enhanced thanks to a support of USB 2. thereby allowing you to be able to virtualize a good number of different types of operating systems other than Macintosh – such as Linux’s Ubuntu. You can even assign multiple processors which you can use on your virtual machines. having a VMware application for a Mac OS X platform is truly a great big deal. .VMware 100 Success Secrets | 152 And since VMware was and is still currently considered as the one true market leader when it comes to virtualization space. But perhaps what is considered to be one of the largest selling points of such a product like Fusion is its ability to work with a wide variety of Virtual Appliances as well.0 which comes out of the box.

Several patches have been released in order to further enhance the security of the virtual environments. update 2.153 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E G S X U P G R A D E S : PROVIDING NEW FIXES & IMPROVING VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE VMware GSX server application utilizes Open SSL in order to keep the security VMware management protocol and VMware remote console system sessions. .5.2 of the VMware GSX resolves the vulnerability of Open SSL used by the virtual network. The bug has been effectively eliminated thus allowing users to correctly interface their Linux configuration with that of the guest virtual machines running on different operating system. Specifically. The new VMware GSX application also fixes bugs encountered on virtual environments under a Linux host machine. The fix ensures that the virtual environment will suffer from denial of service due to malware activities.

the new GSX version now allows for several windows server versions to run on virtual machines. Resource intensive Windows server 2003 can now be hosted on Linux as well as other windows based operating system. Aside from remote management. .VMware 100 Success Secrets | 154 It also improved the durability of Linux VMware installation which allows users to run multiple servers that can perform different data tasks and functions. The improved security on the other hand incorporates new encrypting method for the VMware systems configuration so that administrators can safely manage their virtual environments. GSX upgrades also provide new configuration options for remotely managing the virtual machines thus allowing system administrators much leeway and flexibility in network and systems management. New GSX versions also provide several methods of clustering virtual machines especially guest appliance that run on 32 / 64 bit configuration systems.

This can bring enormous saving for any enterprise or company running a virtual IT environment. This ensures continuity of the virtual environments and avoiding data loss due to systems interruptions and crashes. The high availability (HA) feature of VMware diminishes downtime vulnerability of servers minimizes disruptions in the IT operation.155 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M W A R E H A : H I G H AVA I L A B I L I T Y CAN MEAN HIGH PERFORMANCE & PRODUCTIVITY VMware HA or high availability is a powerful application that can provide ease of use and low cost virtualization of the IT environment. This means that when a server failed. . The high availability feature can provide buffer technology for virtual machines. the virtual machines can be instantly migrated to other servers and restarted there without interrupting running applications. It also eliminates the need for the installation of reserve server hardware and additional software to configure the stand by server.

Its utility is magnified especially with increasing need of companies to run an always-on IT environment. This is made possible through the automation of software detection.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 156 The VMware HA also provides reliability of the virtual IT because of its ability to instantly switch the operation of individual virtual consoles to a different server host even without configuring the software requirement. high availability functions instantly kicks in to find the most suitable configuration detected for the new server. Systems and network administrators then can confidently manage their virtual environments without fear of losing valuable data and compromising their virtual architecture. The VMware HA or high availability is a very useful virtual buffer system. Thus when a virtual machine migrates to a new server. It also protects virtual appliance that does not have the capability to cope with server failure. .

157 | VMware 100 Success Secrets TOP REQUIREMENTS FOR A BETTER V M WA R E H O S T Since VMware’s virtual machines are quite powerful. as it is often encouraged) or even up to five hundred. it will come as no surprise that the host system of this product will need several kinds and levels of requirements in order for the host to actually run. the LAN or the local access network (although this one is optional) and the host operating system. . the number and functionality of disk drives. the personal computer hardware will need a minimum of the standard x86 feature that is compatible with the system as well as a four hundred megahertz of a CPU (or even faster. On the short list. The same thing with physical computers actually is that the entire system itself will be able to perform a whole lot better if they find themselves running on faster processors as well as a generous amount of memory. the type of display it has. its memory. Considered to be of prime importance. you will need to consider several things which also includes the ever-important personal computer hardware.

Pentium Series of I up to 4. the more advanced Athlon MP and XP. Pentium M (which also includes that of computers with Centrino). Other compatibilities also include AMD’s Athlon. but a wide resource on such technical and specific data regarding such processors may also be found on the website of VMware itself. and Xeon with Prestonia. . There are also other things which you need to know about such processors which may get a bit too detailed to describe.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 158 There are different types of processors which you can work with. Opteron and Sempron series. as well as the Duron. including Intel’s Celeron.

. and for you to be able to test the width and breadth of its features and applicability you might want to try out the different types of Virtual Appliances or VMware images. There are different things you can do with a virtual machine. These are certainly very useful for a wide variety of tasks which you may wish to perform on a virtual machine running directly from your personal computer.159 | VMware 100 Success Secrets W O R K I N G W I T H V M WA R E T O O L S : EASY AS PIE VMware is a great tool which allows you to run your very own virtual machine on a material or tangible platform – your very own computer.

You may then download the image which you want to use (from the list of appliances it currently offers).VMware 100 Success Secrets | 160 Of course.5+ and VMware ESX 3+ (which is also the VMware Virtual Infrastructure). the VMware Workstation 5. when followed to the letter. For you to be able to use such images. Remember that such images were created out of straight installs of the actual distribution. First. you will need to follow several steps. compatibility will be a standard issue so you will also need to be aware of the fact that VMware appliances or VMware Images will also work in four environments – namely the VMware Player and VMware server (which may be freely downloaded). you have to download the free player called VMware Player. These instructions. The third step will involve unzipping the file and finally you may then load the actual image itself on VMware. using the default options that are available. will surely set you on the way to VMware productivity! .

It is clearly undeniable that people these days are becoming more and more reliant on computers and technology for their everyday tasks. wire transfer. banking.161 | VMware 100 Success Secrets T H E B E N E F I T O F V M WA R E I M A G E S It is true that the computer technology have opened doors and opportunities to many advancements and discoveries that make life easier than it was before. people use computers. investment or business advertising. And this is where virtualization comes in. shopping. Whether it is for communications. many IT experts say that virtualization has paved its way to the rapid evolution from being a server tool to becoming an optimized technology foundation for computer infrastructures. . Small and large-scale industries depend on computers for their security and database records.

It is simple to operate and very user friendly. VMware images are actually snapshots that are very useful to revert your virtual machine to its stable system state. These VMware images are compatible and can work in VMware Player. Just visit their web site to avail of these software products. VMware Server.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 162 There is a need to have standardized management process and a dynamic tool to make astounding virtualization products. . VMware has been known for these virtualization tools and products. With it. It would be a great solution to software debugging and many other purposes. And the good thing is that the player and server can be downloaded for free. one can run Windows applications on a PC having a Linux operating system. VMware workstation and VMware Infrastructure. One can definitely save time in reinstalling operating systems just to run these programs. VMware offers a variety of freeware versions as well as commercially available ones.

. for wire transfers.163 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E I N F R A S T R U C T U R E F O R YOUR S O F T WA R E N E E D S Computers are everywhere. It is used for a variety of purposes. office. net browsing and many more. It has developed into a household name and its technology is undeniably remarkable. software programs and applications continue to be created. No wonder why computers have typically evolved and advanced into many things. Every home. VMware has raised its bar with its dozens of software products that aid in using computer applications on different operating systems. Some use it for online businesses. university and government agency has a PC. Operating systems are developed. for entertainment. One of the things that make it magnificent is the concept of virtualization. and more people get hooked on firmware. Some use it for electronic shopping. for record-keeping.

Truly. Soon. it is again one of the brilliant products developed by VMware Inc.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 164 VMware Infrastructure 3 has been launched during 2006 and it is said to be the industry’s leading infrastructure virtualization software package that will help businesses and companies to make the most out of their IT systems. it offers database and business data with security. Aside from that. Moreover. which is dedicated in optimum virtualization and development. capacity planning. VMware infrastructure provided server partitioning. it will release another VMware infrastructure that will support more applications and help a greater number of companies. And applications can be recovered or transferred easily without having to worry about the operating systems installed or hardware. . This eventually reciprocates into savings in hardware costs and repairs and many more. it enables system capabilities in a wider range or servers and hosts. additional management and virtual tools for servers.

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M A N A G E M E N T I M PA C T O F V M WA R E INFRASTRUCTURE 3

VMware Infrastructure 3 is the first of its kind in the virtualization market. It is a comprehensive suite designed to provide companies and enterprises the ability to run a complete IT environment solely on a virtual architecture. The VMware infrastructure suite provides companies with a responsive data center system that can be managed using virtual machines. These can improve efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and productivity. The suite specifically increases the capability of the virtual system to use limited hardware resources which decrease the need to acquire new hardware for a growing virtual infrastructure. The ability of VMware infrastructure extends beyond the capacity of any virtualization technology. The applications bundle will allow companies to operate ten virtual machines on a single host processor. This level of consolidation of available physical resources means a company can build a huge IT environment even on few hosts. This has considerable impact on corporate savings and IT financials.

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Another impact of VMware infrastructure suite is its reduction of server space, rack requirement, and other peripheral needs such as cabling, cooling, and storage. By reducing the volume of actual machines, issues concerning non-performing maintenance expenses can be eliminated or reduced. It can also streamline IT management and companies can rationalize their IT organization. Streamlining of IT department is possible because fewer personnel will be needed to maintain a virtual infrastructure. This eases the management aspect of the IT organization. VMware Infrastructure 3 indeed can provide companies with enough breathing space in terms of resource utilization and resource savings. The virtualization of the IT infrastructure can certainly improve not just the financial standing of companies but also increases the efficiency of managing IT due to smaller organization.

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V M WA R E I S C S I I N T E G R AT I O N : DR IV IN G IT VI RT U AL I ZATI ON TO NEW LEVELS

iSCSI is a low cost alternative to Fiber Channel in terms of virtualization of storage and data center migration to virtual storage. Most VMware deployments use Fiber Channel for their data storage solution which is more expensive. With the emergence of VMware iSCSI union, the virtualization industry has reached a new level of cost effectiveness and performance. With VMware Infrastructure-3 release, the IT environment and architecture of enterprises has been elevated to a new level. It certainly magnified the utility of virtualization and increases the productivity of IT deployment. Improvements can certainly take effect with the integration iSCSI technology to VMware application.

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With the machines going virtual, the storage issues are quickly following the trend toward virtualization. This can further improve the total virtualization of enterprise IT system. Because of this combination, almost everything now can be stored on a single physical machine thus eliminating the need for high cost data server maintenance. Although, the combined technology will surely boosts the efficiency and productivity of IT environments, some sectors suggest caution in plunging head on to virtual storage system. This is especially true for systems that need to upgrade their Ethernet capabilities. It is also advised that planning is still a necessary part of the IT virtualization integration. Although the iSCSI functionality is an easy to use technology compared to Fiber Channel, it does not mean that companies will do away with careful planning and mapping of their data center and data storage requirements. This will ensure that the VMware and iSCSI integration can be seamlessly utilized for the virtual IT architecture.

one should get a license which can also be acquired free.169 | VMware 100 Success Secrets T H E V M WA R E L I C E N S E P R O G R A M : GIVING USERS THE FULL BENEFIT OF V I RT U A L I ZAT I O N The VMware server is technically a free download resource from the VMware website. The online form can be found on the website of VMware. A user can easily save the application to a local computer. . The VMware evaluation copy also has a counterpart evaluation license which expires after the period of evaluation. the program will need a serial number to work. However. During evaluation. An online form needs to be filled up so that a valid license for the software can be issued. the software is fully functional allowing users to maximize the utilities of the application. To be able to get a serial number.

The VMware software is a very useful and powerful IT virtualization application. Upon termination of the license key. The license is not transferable and can be used only for the machine where the application was originally installed. It can also minimize the need for any hardware requirements because the virtual machines can share the resources of the host machine. It can bring down the cost of IT infrastructure including server maintenance and data storage center. it is always best to get a license for its use. It has the ability to optimize a single workstation into multiple PCs with multiple operating systems. . further licensing of the software and other additional modules of the general software can be reacquired by paying a license fee.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 170 The VMware license is issued for a single user only and can be used on a limited number of machines. To fully enjoy the benefits of the VMware applications. This will ensure that the program can be used fully and any additional module can be integrated into the general program.

VMware is one of the great names when it comes to proprietary virtualization. a new software product is being developed. Back then. . schools and communities. offices. people have computers in their homes. Indeed. And almost every month. Every now and then. Thanks to virtualization. the computer progress has advanced to a fuller level. computers were only used by the professionals.171 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E M A C H I N E W O R K S WONDERS It is not surprising that computers have evolved in a very fast manner. the computer age is one of the peak advancements in history and it continues to flourish. new operating systems are created. But now. new processors.

Windows. has branches worldwide and it continues to cover nations with spectacular innovations. VMware Inc. Edward Wang. a VMware Server can possibly create virtual machines in no time. However. In addition. You can visit their website to have a look at the VMware machine software products they offer. VMware Inc. Mendel Rosenblum and Edward Bugnion in the year 1998. . VMware Player is offered for free but it cannot create virtual machines. Linux and Mac. Sun Solaris and many other operating systems. It was founded by Diane Greene. Another is the VMware Fusion which allows Mac users to use VMware machine and other products as well. One of which is the VMware workstation that allows the user to run multiple programs with compatible operating systems on a computer. Mac. It has a friendly user interface with a similar functionality with other workstations. has made various tools that are available for Linux. VMware machine desktop software can run on Windows. Scott Devine.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 172 They have software products that can be bought and some versions are free for download.

It is best to mount the virtual storage and disk files in the operating system of the host machine. In the event that a system failure on the virtual machine happens. This is popularly known as the VMware mount or the VMware disk mount utility. This will safe keep the data and information processed on virtual machines and server. These disk files serve as the virtual storage drive of the VMware program.173 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E M O U N T: A L L O W I N G T H E VI RT U AL I ZATI ON O F TH E D IS K UTILITY The virtual VMware workstation and server utilize also virtual disk files. the data can still be retrieved. .

VMware 100 Success Secrets | 174 The VMware disk mount utility will allow users to create a mounted virtual disk on the host machine’s operating system. the installation can now begin. . The default folder directory should be okay for this installation and just wait for it to finish. The virtual mounted disk will be assigned a specific letter on the host system. Installing the disk mount for VMware is quite easy. This module can be instantly activated once the end user license agreement has been accepted by the downloading party. After activating the wizard and accepting the license agreement. The disk mount then can now be installed on a virtual machine or it can also be installed on the operating system of the host machine. The VMware disk mount utility is available for download at the VMware website. There are no complicated technical tweaks that are needed. Installation is made easier by the availability of an installation wizard which can guide users on the step by step procedure for set-up.

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HOW TO RECONFIGURE THE V M WA R E N AT

The NAT device handles the IP translation of virtual network switches to actual external networks. It is therefore responsible for the communication processes of the virtual machines to the outside network systems. It uses sockets such as the API socket key to direct the flow of incoming and outgoing network traffic. The VMware NAT specifically uses all the resources of the host network interface cards for this purpose. It leverages the operating system of the host machine to communicate with all kinds of network communication. The VMware NAT will hide behind the host IP address and use it for its communication purposes. However, there are times when the host IP address use will not work. Users of virtual machines then can easily change the IP of VMware NAT to something more unique to it. When changing the IP address, the virtual machines must be turned off in order for the new address to take effect upon start.

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The first thing you have to do is to open the manage virtual network tab on the menu. A dialog box will appear which will allow you to reconfigure the subnet mask of the VMnet8 of the VMware network adapters. The network option will now appear which will allow users to change the default settings of the virtual subnet mask and the virtual IP address. After changing the range of the virtual network adapters, the settings can be saved by clicking the OK button. The virtual IP now has been changed and it can communicate with external networks using this new IP address.

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BUILD A BETTER NETWORK WITH V M WA R E H O S T

If you are interested in knowing how to beef up your VMware network in order to have a better virtual machine, then you are in for a good read. Keep in mind that the basic key when it comes to improving your network it to install VMware tools as well as the Network Driver in the Operating System labeled as ‘Guest’. There are many freely available instructions regarding this procedure, but keep in mind that they are usually limited to only four ways – installing the VMware Tools as well as Network Driver on platforms like Windows 2000 Guest, Windows NT 4.0 Guest, a Linux Guest and also on a Free BSD Guest.

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When you install on the VMware network on any of these platforms, remember that the steps involved for each of the guest operating systems will assume that you are also working on the task from a consol that is remote as well as connected to your own virtual machine. If you want to prepare the procedure, you will need to install your virtual machine in order to get the types of VMware Tools that you need. To do this, Go to settings and then click the root file called VMware Tools Install. Choosing this one will require the cd-rom drive to be in the virtual machine in order to use an image file in ISO format which will then contain the VMware Tools content. Using such an image that also appears on a regular compact disc that is found in the virtual machine and then placed on the server machine after installing VMware ESX Server will be a good option to make sure that your network is up and running.

This is the simplest virtual machine connection to the external network systems. The network program of the host views the virtual network as a separate PC or engine utilizing the Local Area Network for its communication purposes. The first VMware networking mode uses bridging methods. .179 | VMware 100 Success Secrets 3 M O D E S O F V M WA R E NETWORKING There are three modes that can be used for the VMware networking protocols. The VMware networking tools are responsible for the communication processes of the virtual machines. It uses the physical network resources of the host machine and replicates the characteristic of the host in using the bridge. They are also responsible for the flow of outgoing and incoming network traffic of the virtual machine environment.

VMware 100 Success Secrets | 180 The second VMware networking mode is through the use of Host only connection. Virtual communication can take place between the host and the virtual machines. the virtual machines can communicate with external network utilizing the network interface of the host system. This method of network communication is ideal for local network traffic between host and virtual machines. this is not ideal for use in traffic direction outside of the network. In like manner. The last networking mode of the VMware systems is the use of NAT. However. VMware NAT translates the IP protocol of the host to communicate with other external networks. The main disadvantage of this kind of communication is the virtual machines can use the entire network resources of the host. . The configuration for this kind of connection can be manually altered in order to assign unique IP address for the virtual machine.

It is similar to the Linux distribution system but with greater focus on client security. First. . Users therefore can run desktop and server programs at no cost to their IT budget. Ubuntu is a free download like the VMware.181 | VMware 100 Success Secrets G E N E R A L I N S TA L L AT I O N G U I D E FOR V M WA R E O N U B U N T U Ubuntu is a freeware operating system which can be used on desktop and laptop workstations and servers. the installation can now begin. Installing VMware server could be complicated especially if users are not familiar with the system’s interfaces and specific handles. Systems administrators must also ensure that the host machine build essential conforms to the requirement of the VMware server. VMware on Ubuntu is possible because of its ability to adopt different operating systems. the patch for the VMware Ubuntu installation should be accomplished first. After downloading the VMware server software and the Ubuntu operating system. This will ensure a no glitch installation of the VMware virtualization software.

Every option can run on its default configuration. The VMware server is now ready for use as a virtual server machine on a host Ubuntu operating system. The virtual machine can run distinct programs and can execute commands independent of the host Ubuntu system.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 182 After these preliminary steps. . After activating the install command which can be easily found on the extracted folders. After loading the VMware on Ubuntu. users only have to follow the installation wizard. make sure that the do not compile option of VMware is selected. the VMware installation can now begin. The software should be unpacked and stored on a local folder of the host machine.

each partition is then transformed into one virtual standalone computer. into several partitions. virtualization simply means virtually dividing a single physical resource. such as a computer. without conflicting with the other virtual standalone computers which are also minding their own businesses. but for purposes of discussion. It has attracted so much attention over the last few years because of what it can do.183 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E O S : E N A B L I N G M U LT I P L E OSS TO RUN ON ONE PHYSICAL MACHINE Virtualization is an interesting methodology in the computing industry. running on its own operating system and performing tasks on its own. Virtualization can be a bit tricky to explain in layman's terms because it is highly technical. With the use of virtualization software. .

Out of all software companies developing virtualization software. A fan of Linux can still run Ubuntu on his computer while typing his documents in Microsoft Word.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 184 Because of virtualization. . Vista. VMware is considered the industry leader. This proves to be especially useful for users who want to be able to use all the best applications various operating systems offer. with each machine running a guest OS. All guest OSs are hosted by the primary OS. running different operating systems at the same time on one computer is now possible. and Ubuntu Linux can play the role of guest or host OS. One of its products is the VMware Workstation. Depending on the configuration. which is a software suite that enables a computer to be divided into several virtual machines. most available OSs such as XP. for instance. A computer running on Ubuntu Linux can serve as a host operating system (OS) so guest OSs such as Windows XP can run within it.

There are several issues that may arise when initializing the VMware P2V migration tool. . the user must have two sets of system running. The first is the physical system or host which is the one being cloned and the second is the virtual machine which can be made possible through VMware workstation or server application.185 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E P 2 V: T O O L S F O R CLONING THE PHYSICAL TO THE VIRTUAL The VMware P2V (physical to virtual) migration tool allows user to clone the physical system in order to apply it on a virtual machine. When using the P2V tool.

This can be solved by following the procedures for handling file copy partition during cloning. if the program still rejects the disk after allowing it to resize the partition. the P2V operation copies everything from the target disk even if it contains partitions. the software may detect that the target disk has not enough space for the operation to begin. If these steps are not carried out the operation may hang thus terminating the operation. Finally. The preliminary steps can be found on the documentation of the P2V software. when the cloning protocol starts. However. this will solve the problem and the cloning will run smoothly. Second. One probable solution to this issue is to allow the software to resize the target disk so that it will conform to the specification of the program. This will result to redundant files or unwanted being copied to the clone system.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 186 First. then the user must terminate cloning and acquire more disk space to accommodate the operation. This may happen even if the target disk is large or has enough disk space. there are preliminary steps and systems configuration that must be carried out first before initializing cloning and migration. Usually. .

Continued usage makes its sectors fragmented thus slowing down loading time. the physical machine could be pushed to it maximum capabilities. One thing that could max the performance of VMware is to use its built-in and ready to install tools. It is therefore important to optimize the performance of the VMware program to enable the host to handle the guest appliance. By defragging the disk. Virtual disk are similar to physical drives. Another important thing that must be done is to perform regular defrag operation on the virtual disks. . the fragmented files can be unified again which will increase the speed of the virtual machine. With multiple guests having multiple operating systems residing on the host server.187 | VMware 100 Success Secrets T O P V M WA R E P E R F O R M A N C E ENHANCER TIPS Virtualization entails the operation of virtual computers inside the host (physical) system. Using the tools of the VMware instead of third party application can significantly increase the performance of the virtual machines.

The virtual memory will allocate shared memory on these devices. memory. it must be time already for a system upgrade. Finally. Users should disable animation effects on Windows because this eats up lots of physical RAM. Disabling it could release much needed memory for the virtual machines. and systems cards. it would be best to run its interface on basic mode and increase performance rather than graphic display. Another performance enhancing measure is to disable all CDROM functionality on each of the virtual machines. The disk. . if the system is running erratically and considerably displays events of slow down.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 188 For the host system especially if it is running on Windows platform. should be upgraded a notch higher in order to cope with the demands of the virtual environment.

It therefore holds the key in running everything that is created for virtual display and functions. . The VMware Player is a free application and can be downloaded directly from the VMware website. Virtual Server. and Symantec Back-up. Aside from the preconfigured virtual computer system created on VMware workstation and server.189 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E P L AY E R D O W N L O A D : N E W VERSION WITH EXTRA SECURITY SETTINGS VMware player is a desktop utility that allows users to run and display several virtual machines on a single workstation in Windows and Linux platform. The Player is very useful especially in using and customizing the interfaces of virtual machines so that it can be easily accessed by users. the VMware Player can also run the virtualization interface of other Windows based applications such as Virtual PC.

0. The folder issue on Windows platform wherein shared folders continue to be accessible to everyone has been resolved. Several peripheral issues have been resolved also in this latest version of the VMware player such as the capability to accept USB devices on virtual machine ports even without utilizing the resources of the host. .VMware 100 Success Secrets | 190 The current release of the VMware Player is version 2. This new version fixes many bugs that have been noticed by users. The reported bugs and software vulnerabilities have been resolved by VMware thus enhancing the capability of the VMware virtual player to provide access and security to virtual machines as well as shield the host system.3 on build 80004. The new version of player allows users to configure the privacy and security settings of Windows shared folders to minimize vulnerabilities of the host system.

191 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E S E R V E R & U S B 2 . can also be connected to computers through USB. mice. among others. many devices can be plugged directly to the computer and have them work properly without shutting down and restarting the computer. printers. 0 : E N A B L I N G H I G H . Gadgets such as mp3 players. media players. and scanners. Upon recognition by the computer. Devices plugged into USB are immediately recognized by the computer upon plugging in. and cell phones. Peripheral computer devices that can be connected to computers through USB include keyboards. the user can launch the device and let it do its thing. .S P E E D D ATA TRANSFERS IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT Because of Universal Serial Bus (or USB for short). digital cameras.

However.0 with VMware Server were common.0 wasn’t initially supported by VMware Server and other VMware’s products. problems with reconciling USB 2. High-speed data transfers were made possible. The current version is USB 2. both business and individual. Therefore. virtualization is a necessity with its ability to partition a physical resource—a server for example—into several divisions.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 192 USB has several versions. . People encountered difficulties in connecting USB 2.0 devices to virtual machines because USB 2.0 devices. even in a virtual environment. For many computer users.7 which was released way back in late 2004. The first one is USB 0. with each division acting like a full and independent server. and it's faster than ever with a maximum speed of 480 Mbit/s. Initially. This gave way to faster and easier access to various storage devices. this USB version had problems with VMware Server.0. VMware Workstation 6 solved these concerns by supporting USB 2. which is VMware’s software for virtualizing servers to maximize their usage.

193 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E S E R V E R S E R I A L N U M B E R S ARE C O M P L E T E LY F R E E ! VMware. and this eliminates or at least minimizes the need to purchase expensive physical resources. virtualization is a technology that has helped business users and personal users make the most out of their computers and other IT resources. For example. resources such as servers are maximized by partitioning them in several sections. and each partition is a virtual server whose functions are the same as the physical server. After all. With virtualization. a physical server can be divided into several partitions. Inc. virtualization is all about virtually creating more of the same thing. . Each section duplicates the functionality of the actual resource. Basically. is undeniably an industry leader when it comes to designing and developing virtualization software.

Older versions are also listed there for downloads. users should register their serial numbers so they can proceed to downloading the latest version of the VMware Server (version 1. Upon receiving the serial number.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 194 Because of the importance of virtualization.0. This product enables virtualization on a physical server which results to a higher level of flexibility and a greater usage of the server's hardware. The benefits of using VMware are enough reason for any user interested in maximizing his server’s capabilities to utilize VMware. VMware easily shot to leader status in its field. they’re for good. .5) from the website. On top of all that. These serial numbers are not for a trial period. the VMware Server is free. People can download free licensed serial numbers from the official VMware website. One of VMware's products is the VMware Server.

or network resources that are made of different parts in actuality. These two results of virtualization lead to lower costs and higher efficiency for companies who are seeking ways to improve their productivity. As mentioned.195 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E S U P P O R T: D E L I V E R I N G B E Y O N D E X P E C TAT I O N S VMware. VMware also became popular for the high quality of the products it makes. Virtualization is an important technology in the IT industry because it enables big-scale multitasking and sharing of resources. servers. a Fortune 500 company that specializes in creating software for managing information and storage. VMware is under EMC Corporation. Inc. . is a company that focuses on developing software used for virtualization which means creating a virtually whole version of storage devices. VMware is one of several developers of virtualization software. aside from having a good name to back it up. operating systems. Being under the umbrella of an established company. However. VMware became quickly well-known in the industry.

choose from one of several ways to contact the technical support team. but also includes excellent customer service. VMware's support website (http://www.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 196 VMware is also known for its excellent after-sales support.VMware. VMware makes sure that the products it delivers to the clients are not limited to the software itself.com/support) shows just how much the company takes customer service seriously. For more complicated issues. can log in and from there. clients can browse through a myriad of resources which can help them resolve basic problems on their own. Upon visiting the site. Existing testimonials from various companies have a common denominator—practically everyone gives a glowing report on how the VMware technical support team goes the extra mile when it comes to assisting clients with their concerns. .

a software company under EMC Corporation. It also allows one physical resource to be divided into virtual partitions that work autonomously. is popular for its virtualization products. and applications. Virtualization is a crucial methodology in the IT industry because it allows various physical resources to be combined to make one multi-tasking virtual resource. Resources that can be virtualized include servers. . operating systems.197 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E & U S B F L A S H D R I V E S E L I M I N AT E T H E N E E D F O R M U LT I P L E C O M P U T E R S VMware. storage devices.

as an example. In effect. the VMware Pocket Ace. With VMware Pocket Ace. Portable apps are convenient for on-the-go users because they don't have to install the programs in each computer that they use. . external hard drives. especially if the said employees need to access files on a sporadic basis. or travel with a laptop which can be stole or lost in between trips. handle several computers at a given time. that lets users save virtualization software in as portable applications. or mp3 players such as the Apple iPod.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 198 In 2007. Portable storage devices that can be used for VMware Pocket Ace include USB flash disks. VMware Pocket Ace transforms a single computer into several ones. which are software programs stored in removable storage devices such as a USB flash drive. VMware Pocket Ace promises to lower costs for companies by allowing employees to carry a portable storage device containing a virtual desktop instead of letting each of them carry a laptop. VMware released a program. companies can set one universal computer in which employees can stick their USB flash drives so they can access their virtual desktop. This is perfect for people who often change computers.

and each partition works exactly like the original resource it comes from. . Physically. Because the division is done virtually. one computer can become multiple computers. each resource in this set is one of its kind. each one is referred to as a virtual machine. Same goes with the server. and one storage device to save data files. Virtualization divides a resource into several partitions. one operating system to run its own recognized applications. and the storage device. But with virtualization. one server to store network information. the operating system. an operating system. a storage device: at first glance. a server. there’s only one computer to do several processes.199 | VMware 100 Success Secrets S E V E R A L O P E R AT I N G S Y S T E M S O N O N E V M WA R E V I R T U A L M A C H I N E : T H AT ' S M U LT I TA S K I N G ! A computer.

." VMware was founded in California ten years ago. EMC Corporation wanted to be on the forefront. VMware was born. An example is Ubuntu Linux running in Windows XP in a virtualized environment. back in 1998. VMware has several products. This software divides the original OS into several partitions. and one of them is the VMware Workstation which is a software suite for virtual machines. and perhaps the most well-known designer and producer of such software is VMware. When virtualization took off. This company's focus is on creating virtualization software.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 200 Virtualization is made possible by software designed to do exactly that. with each partition running another OS. hence. This allows flexibility for users who want to use exclusive applications offered by other OSs that cannot be run in the original OS they’re using. Inc. while the "ware" part of the name comes from "software. as illustrated by the name itself. Its parent company is EMC Corporation. also a popular software manufacturer on its own right. The VM in the company's name stands for virtual machine.

VMware virtual server will be discussed. virtualization is an important methodology in the IT industry. Several resources can be virtualized. For the purposes of this article. masking several physical resources so that end users can only see a single virtual one. ALL FOR THE PRICE OF ONE Virtualization is.201 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E V I R T U A L S E R V E R : A NUMBER OF SERVERS. . For virtual servers. and an example of such is a server. but it is partitioned into several servers using virtualization software so that each partition functions like a standalone and independent machine. Each partition acts like a server by itself. A virtual server is just one server in actuality. the question usually boils down to two options: Microsoft or VMware. with its own operating system and reboot function. Whatever the case may be. in simple terms. It can also work in reverse by masking one physical resource in such a way that end users see a several resources which they can use for their varied purposes.

rather. and one of their popular products is none other than VMware ESX Server. it has its own kernel which acts like its own OS. VMware ESX Server is known for its direct. which is perfect to use when a server is being under-utilized. VMware ESX Server focuses on virtualizing a server at the hardware level.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 202 VMware is a software company that specializes in developing virtualization software. “bare metal” installation. . Companies looking for ways to maximize the use of their servers should consider virtualizing them using VMware ESX Server. It does not use an operating system (OS) as a platform. Because of this feature.

the Windows Vista.203 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E & V I S TA : W O R K I N G TOGETHER IN PERFECT HARMONY Microsoft is known for its long line of operating systems dating back to the mid-1980s with MS-DOS. both business users and home users can enjoy the benefits of virtualization with this move done by Microsoft. Thus. after a series of reversed decisions. Microsoft has come a long way since then. Microsoft finally allowed users of Windows Vista Basic and Premium Edition to use these versions in virtualized environments. Just this year. as proven by its multibillion-dollar net worth and its most recently released operating system. .

and VMware can run in a Vista environment. Vista can be used as the host OS (operating system). VMware Beta 6 can also support USB 2. However. The company has developed its own virtualization technology to compete against the industry leader in virtualization. Microsoft is not letting virtualization be taken over by someone else without a fight. which is none other than VMware. Initially. . with the release of VMware Beta 6. Aside from converting Windows Vista as the host OS. and should be bundled as a virtual appliance.0 devices that require a fast virtual machine in order to work properly. Same works for the reverse—a single monitor can be configured to display several virtual environments. VMware Beta 6 also allows a virtualized environment to span across several monitors. Vista can run in a VMware environment. But in spite of the competition. only Vista could run in VMware but not the other way around. many people believed (and still d0) that Vista functions better with VMware. In fact.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 204 Of course.

with each handling a different process. Because of virtualization. is the deemed industry leader in its field. which allows several operating systems to run at the same time in separate virtual machines on a physically single computer. With virtualization. one computer has the potential to become several different ones. which saves time.205 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E & X P : B O O S T I N G T H E P C ’ S V E R S AT I L I T Y VMware. a software company specializing in making virtualization software. One of the products of VMware is VMware Workstation. Because of this technology. There’s also no need for one computer to finish a process before starting on the next one. there’s no need to buy multiple computers. VMware has covered groundbreaking innovations with its products. . businesses can maximize the use of their IT resources to lower operational costs and increase profits without sacrificing functionality. which saves money.

It has been proven since then that Windows XP can run smoothly in a VMware environment. It also allows older versions of an operating system. though.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 206 Way back in 2002. What did this mean to users? Users who were utilizing nonMicrosoft operating systems such as Mac or Ubuntu Linux didn’t have to completely do away with MS applications such as Photoshop. and hassle-free. Dreamweaver. pre-installed Windows XP to make its installation on a virtual machine easy. VMware announced that Guest OS Kits were packaged with fully-functional. VMware Workstation’s powers are not limited to that. VMware Workstation also allows a Windows XP virtual machine to run in a Linux operating system. quick. to name a few. to run inside a newer version. and MS Office. such as MS DOS. such as Windows XP. .

com leads the technology industry in providing superior virtualization products and solutions both for desktop and data server functionalities. .207 | VMware 100 Success Secrets V M WA R E ( W W W. It boast a $1.VMware. stronger server security.000 companies which include those listed on Fortune 100. C O M ) : PROVIDING A UNIQUE A LT E R N AT I V E F O R O P T I M I Z I N G B U S I N E S S O P E R AT I O N S VMware at www.33 billion annual sales coming from more than 100. Virtualization also promises business continuity. The solutions offered by VMware have the capabilities to bring down operational costs and capital spending. VMware can be found at Palo Alto California and is touted as the fastest growing public software company today. and the ability to set-up a paper-less company making it environment friendly. V M WA R E .

It can also automate workstation desktops to ensure that companies can deliver 24/7 IT business solutions for its customers. Through VMware. Customers can see the details of VMware’s complete product line at www. The alternative offered by VMware can certainly streamline the need of companies to build additional dedicated networks for each of their product solutions.VMware. entire enterprises can now sit back and let automated virtual machines run their business for them. All the products and software solution of VMware have cross-operating system ability and can run even on multiple platforms and different IT environments.com. These solutions are ideal for consolidating the data center and server infrastructure of companies.VMware 100 Success Secrets | 208 The virtualization products and solutions that VMware offers range from freeware applications for desktops to industry-class deployment of virtualization programs designed to optimize the IT architecture of companies. It is no wonder that the client base of VMware has quadrupled from last year and the company has shown enough robustness and strength to sustain its growth. .

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