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Archive for October, 2011

Looking for gadgets? Sorry, wait until Windows 8

Posted by essjae on October 31, 2011

I was trying to set up my new laptop today for work and it really seems like Microsoft does want to find new ways to frustrate you.

Gadgets: Sorry, unless you want one of the 30 we kept, the rest are gone, quote” In order to focus support on the much richer set of opportunities available for the newest version of Windows, Microsoft is no longer supporting development or uploading of new Gadgets”  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/looking-for-gadgets

 

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Hyper-V as a vSphere VM/Nested x64 OSes on VMWare ESXi/Workstation 8

Posted by essjae on October 24, 2011

I’ve been playing around with the new vSphere 5 Hypervisor (ESXi5) lately and I came across a few cool tricks from virtuallyghetto (http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2011/07/how-to-enable-support-for-nested-64bit.html):  running x64 VMs on ESXi5 while itself is a VM under Workstation 8 and running VMs under Hyper-V server under ESXi.

Running a Hyper-V VM while Hyper-V is itself a VM under ESXi5 does work, it’s not really something you’d want to do, unless you’re masochistic.  I was able to get Windows 2000 Pro running walking as a VM successfully.  The stability of ESXi seems to be greatly affected by doing this also, since my ESXi host hung at some point overnight.

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NetWrix VMware Change Reporter (free!)

Posted by essjae on October 19, 2011

Soneone told me about this today, it’s only for VMWare, but its freeware

http://www.netwrix.com/change_reporter_for_vmware_infrastructure_3_freeware.html

NetWrix VMware Change Reporter can be used to:

  • Overview configuration changes on a daily basis to improve internal IT
    governance;
  • Prepare reports for your IT compliance auditors, such as SOX, HIPAA, GLBA,
    and others – Report sample;
  • Audit the creation of new virtual machines to prevent uncontrolled
    virtual machine sprawl
    ;
  • Supported VMware platforms: VI3 or later, vSphere, ESX, ESXi.

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Updated: Hyper-V survival guide

Posted by essjae on October 8, 2011

This is a list of Hyper-V resources you can add too, and feel free to rearrange. Just click the “Edit” button above the article.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/125.aspx

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