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Lots of Vmware Links....

I've been collecting Vmware related links for a while and thought I would post them here for others who might like them. (also Oreeh keeps bugging me to post them), so here they are...

Backups:[/b]

Virtual Machine Backup Guide - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_vm_backup.pdf

Consolidated Backup in Vmware Infrastructure 3 - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_consolidated_backup.pdf

Vmware Consolidated Backup Best Practices, Tips and Tricks - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/bct4540.pdf

Backup and Recovery of Virtual Servers - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/mdc9870.pdf

Hot Backups and Restores - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9816.pdf

Non-disruptive Backups of Vmware Environments Using Veritas Netbackup - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9912.pdf

Vmware Consolidated Backup for Disaster Recovery - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/labs2006/vmworld.06.lab01-VCB-PRESENTATION.pdf

Perl Backup Script for Vmware ESX - vmbk.pl ( free ) - http://www.vmts.net/vmbk.htm

ESX Ranger ( not free ) - http://vizioncore.com

esXpress ( not free ) - http://esxpress.com

Backup scripts - http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/?p=23 and http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/?p=156

Shell script - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=475244&#475244

Perl script - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=70253&start=0&tstart=0

Oracle backups - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=76746&messageID=601703#601703

Vmware Consolidated Backup Technology: Today and Future - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/bct4539.pdf

Implementing Effective Backup Strategies for Disaster Recover - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/bct9502.pdf

Books/Documentation/Learning Resources:[/b]

http://www.lulu.com/content/712361

http://www.vi3book.com

http://www.vmguru.com/

Vmware VI3 documentation - http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vi_pubs.html

Configuration Maximums for VMware Infrastructure 3 - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_301_201_config_max.pdf

Vmworld presentations - http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/vmworld/

ESX on non-supported hardware to learn with - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=77560

Citrix[/b]

Optimizing Citrix Presentation Server on Vmware ESX Server - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/med0115.pdf

Citrix and Vmware - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9728.pdf

Cloning:[/b]

Newsid - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/Security/NewSid.mspx

Sysprep - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/deploy/duplication.mspx

Sysprep - http://www.vernalex.com/guides/sysprep/

Clustering:[/b]

Setup for Microsoft Cluster Service - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_vm_and_mscs.pdf

Converter/P2V:[/b]

Boot.ini file - http://mirror.href.com/thestarman/asm/mbr/bootini.htm

Guide to P2V 2.x - http://www.rtfm-ed.eu/docs/vmwdocs/admin-p2v-2.0.pdf

Vmware P2V Assistant Best Practices - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9886.pdf

Converter tutorial - http://www.petri.co.il/virtual_convert_physical_machines_to_virtual_machines_with_vmware_converter.h...

Introducing the Next Generation of P2V: Vmware Converter 3.0 - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9453.pdf

Converter FAQ - http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/faqs.html

Converter Manual - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/VMware_Converter_manual.pdf

Converter Release Notes - http://www.vmware.com/support/converter/doc/releasenotes_conv3.html

Converter Data Sheet - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/converter_datasheet.pdf

Converter download - http://www.vmware.com/download/converter/

Import of physical machine fails - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=567860&#567860

Ultimate P2V - http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/?page_id=174

EZ P2V - http://www.ezp2v.net/

VMware P2V and Virtual Machine Importer - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/labs2006/vmworld.06.lab09-P2V.VMImporter-MANUAL.pdf

What machines should not be converted - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=73357

Remove non-present devices from converted system - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/winxphks2/chapter/hack116.pdf

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315539

http://www.vmware.com/support/p2v21/doc/updatedevices7.html

Linux conversion - http://virtualaleph.blogspot.com/2007/04/cloning-linux-machine-with-converter.html

Linux conversion - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=562582&#562582

Domain Controllers/Active Directory:[/b]

Virutalization of Active Directory - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=352424&#352424

Considerations when hosting Active Directory domain controller in virtual hosting environments - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888794

Virtualizing a Windows Active Directory Domain Infrastructure - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9710.pdf

How to detect and recover from a USN rollback in Windows 2003 Server: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885875/

How to detect and recover from a USN rollback in Windows 2000 Server: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875495/

P2Ving Domain Controllers - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=390630

ESX:[/b]

Disabling Web access on the ESX Server - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=59508&tstart=0

Using SCP to Copy Files to or from an ESX Server System - http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1918

Using SCP to Copy Files to or from an ESX Server System - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=599300&#599300

ESX Server 3.0 Tips and Tricks - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9567.pdf

Change VM swap file path - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=530426

Change VM swap file path - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_esx_resource_mgmt.pdf (Page 141)

Vmimages obsolete - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=503192

Vmimages obsolete - http://www.vmware.com/community/message.jspa?messageID=530228

3.0.1 restart bug - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=597633&#597633

3.0.1 restart bug - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=75462&tstart=0

General:[/b]

Server product comparison - http://www.vmware.com/products/server_comp.html

Introduction to ESX 3.0.1 and VirtualCenter 2.0.1 - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_intro_vi.pdf

Tips and tricks for implementing infrastructure services on ESX server - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/tips_tricks_infrastructure_services.pdf

Virtual Infrastructure Implementation Best Practices From A to Z - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/adc0051.pdf

Vmware Infrastructure 3 Customer FAQ - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_customer_faq.pdf

Server Consolidation with VMware ESX Server - http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpapers/pdfs/redp3939.pdf

Virtual Machine Cost Calculator spreadsheet - http://www.ronoglesby.com/downloads/vmoglator1.1.xls

TCO Calculator - http://www.vmware.com/products/vi/calculator.html?

HA/DRS:[/b]

Automating High Availability (HA) Services with Vmware HA - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmware_ha_wp.pdf

Effective DRS and HA in Production - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9413.pdf

Resource Management with Vmware DRS - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmware_drs_wp.pdf

Resource Management in Vmware ESX Server 3 - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9726.pdf

Intel & AMD with HA & DRS - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=526615

Hardware:[/b]

Vmotion CPU Compatibility for Intel processors - http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1991

Vmotion CPU Compatibility for AMD processors - http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1992

Vmotion - How to override CPU masks due to cpu mismatch - http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1993

Vmotion requirements - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_admin_guide.pdf (Chapter 14)

Vmotion between Apples and Oranges: Understanding CPU Compatibility Restraints for Vmotion - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac1356.pdf

Vmotion and CPU Compatibility - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=452231&#452231

Vmotion Info tool - http://www.run-virtual.com/?page_id=155

HP Management Agents for VMware ESX Server 3.x version 7.7.0 - http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/26407.html

Vmotion and VM Compatibility Matrix for Dell PowerEdge Servers - http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/solutions/vmotion_compatiblity_matix.pdf

Vmotion and VM Compatibility Matrix for HP Proliant Servers - ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/products/servers/vmware/vmmotion-compatibility-matrix.pdf

HP Vmotion Compatibility Matrix - http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/software/vmware/hpvmotion-compatibility-matrix.html

Production Consolidation using VMware and the AMD Opteron Processor - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/adc9743.pdf

IBM Insights in Sizing Hardware for Virtualization - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac4057.pdf

HP Virtualization Management Software - http://h18013.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantessentials/valuepack/vms/index.html

10K vs. 15K & iSCSI - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=75202

To vSMP or not to vSMP - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=298150&#298150

Best Practices using Vmware Virtual vSMP - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsmp_best_practices.pdf

Hardware recommendations to build a cheap ESX server - http://www.vmweekly.com/articles/hardware_recommendations_to_build_cheap_esx_server/1/

White box/Home ESX system - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=620124&#620124

Licensing:[/b]

Vmware licensing page - http://www.vmware.com/download/licensing.html

Server-based License File Checker - http://www.vmware.com/checklicense/

Pricing, Packaging & Licensing Overview - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi_pricing.pdf

Install License File - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=76518

Microsoft Virtual Machine Technology FAQ - http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/highlights/virtualization/faq.mspx

Windows Server Virtualization Calculator - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/howtobuy/licensing/calculator.mspx

Licensing Microsoft Server Products with Virtual Machine Technologies - http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/8/9/68964284-864d-4a6d-aed9-f2c1f8f23e14/virtualization_whi...

Linux:[/b]

Getting a DHCP Address in a Red Hat Linux Virtual Machine - http://kb.vmware.com/kb/977

Windows to Linux roadmap - http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-roadmap.html

Windows to Linux roadmap post on Vmtn - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=77279

Install Vmware Tools in a Linux VM under ESX Server 3.x - http://kb.vmware.com/kb/5242329

From DOS/Windows to Linux HowTo - http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/DOS-Win-to-Linux-HOWTO.html

Universal Command Guide for Operating Systems - http://www.allcommands.com/

Memory:[/b]

Host Mem and Guest Mem % - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=620581&#620581

http://www.stanford.edu/~stinson/cs240/cs240_1/revs/esx.txt

The Role of Memory in ESX Server 3 - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx3_memory.pdf

Memory resource management in Vmware ESX Server - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/usenix_resource_mgmt.pdf

Understanding memory usage in Windows 2000 - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/tips/w2mem.mspx

Operating System Extensions to Support Host Based Virtual Machines - http://www.eecs.umich.edu/techreports/cse/2002/CSE-TR-465-02.pdf

Memory performance - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=65293

Memory Shares/Limits/Reservations - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=73411

RAM, Virtual Memory, Pagefile and all that stuff - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=555223

Understanding the Impact of RAM on Overall System Performance - http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Understanding-Impact-RAM-Overall-System-Performa...

RAM, Virtual Memory, Pagefile and all that stuff - http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/WindowsGeneralWeb/RAMVirtualMemoryPageFileEtc.htm

Pagefile thread - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=79080&messageID=617876#617876

Resizing Memory With Balloons and Hotplug - https://ols2006.108.redhat.com/reprints/schopp-reprint.pdf

Networking:[/b]

VMware ESX Server 3 802.1Q VLAN Solutions - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx3_vlan_wp.pdf

Networking Virtual Machines - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/TAC9689-A.pdf

Networking Scenarios & Troubleshooting - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9689-b.pdf

Duplex Mismatch Primer - http://www.happyrouter.com/content/view/32/1/

3rd party software and the new Service Console Firewall - http://kb.vmware.com/KanisaPlatform/Publishing/302/2143_f.SAL_Public.html

Firewall and Netbackup - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=477399&#477399

DMZ & VLANs - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=347532&#347532

ESX & DMZ - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=233918&#233918

ESX & DMZ - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=344471&#344471

ESX VM’s in the DMZ - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?forumID=21&threadID=19402&messageID=222399#222399

Second Service Console NIC - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=536518&#536518

NIC teaming and VLAN trunking - http://blog.scottlowe.org/2006/12/04/esx-server-nic-teaming-and-vlan-trunking/

Which NIC is used in cold migration - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=555404&#555404

Esxcfg-firewall - http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:do0cm-wxcWsJ:download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/labs2006/vmworld....

Service Console and Vmotion NIC sharing - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=146348&#146348

Configure multiple IP addresses to a NIC in Linux - http://handsonhowto.com/virt.html

Configure a static MAC address for a VM - http://virtrix.blogspot.com/2007/04/vmware-configuring-static-mac-address.html

Rename a vSwitch - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=80075&tstart=0

Rename a vSwitch - http://www.vmweekly.com/ask_an_expert/how_can_I_rename_a_virtual_switch/1/

Changing the MAC address of a virtual machine - http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=507

Patches:[/b]

Patch Management for ESX Server 3 - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx3_esxupdate.pdf

Download - http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/index.html

ESX patches - http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/vi3_patches.html#c4310

Virtual Center 2.0.1 Patch2 - http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/vc-201-200702-patch.html

Autopatching ESX host - http://virtrix.blogspot.com/2007/03/vmware-autopatching-your-esx-host.html

Patching and updating Vmware ESX Server 3 - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9858.pdf

Automated download of ESX patches - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=600341

Patch Script: - http://www.vmprofessional.com/material/esx-autopatch.pl

Pre-compiled patchlist.txt - http://www.vmprofessional.com/material/3.0.1/patchlist.txt and http://www.vmprofessional.com/material/3.0.0/patchlist.txt

Patch order - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=80531 amd http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=80296

Performance:[/b]

VMware ESX Server guest performance tips Pt .1 - http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid94_gci1231666,00.html

VMware ESX Server guest performance tips Pt. 2 - http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid94_gci1231917,00.html

VMware ESX Server guest performance tips Pt. 3 - http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid94_gci1235138,00.html

Top 12 ways to Improve Guest Server Performance under VMware ESX Server - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/mdc9700.pdf

Vmware ESX Server 2 Performance Tips and Tricks - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx_performance_tips_tricks.pdf

Performance Tuning for VI3 - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9872.pdf

Performance Troubleshooting - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/labs2006/vmworld.06.lab04-PERFORMANCE-MANUAL.pdf

Performance Tuning Best Practices for ESX Server 3 - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi_performance_tuning.pdf

ESX Server 3.0 Tips and Tricks - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9567.pdf

Performance Monitoring and Capacity Planning - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/adc0199.pdf

A Performance Comparisopn of Hypervisors - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/hypervisor_performance.pdf

Using esxtop to troubleshoot performance problems - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx2_using_esxtop.pdf

ESX Workload Analysis: Lessons Learned - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/adc9398.pdf

RTFM Guides:[/b]

Upgrade Guide to ESX 3 and VirtualCenter 2 - http://www.rtfm-ed.eu/docs/vmwdocs/esx3.x-vc2-upgradeguide.pdf

Guide to ESX 3 Service Console - http://www.rtfm-ed.eu/docs/vmwdocs/esx3.x-vc2.x-serviceconsole-guide.pdf

Guide to ESX 2.x Administration I - http://www.rtfm-ed.eu/docs/vmwdocs/admin-01-esx2.x.pdf

Guide to ESX 2.x Administration II - http://www.rtfm-ed.eu/docs/vmwdocs/admin-02-esx2.x.pdf

Beyond the Manual - VMware ESX 2.x - http://www.rtfm-ed.eu/docs/vmwdocs/esx2.x-beyondthemanual.pdf

ESX 2.x Service Console Quick Command-Line Guide - http://www.rtfm-ed.eu/docs/vmwdocs/esx2.x-serviceconsolecommands.pdf

Guide to vCenter 1.x Administration - http://www.rtfm-ed.eu/docs/vmwdocs/admin-vcenter1.2.pdf

Scripting:[/b]

Simplifying Administration with Scripting APIs - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/labs2006/vmworld.06.lab12-Scripting.VI3-MANUAL.pdf

Security:[/b]

Vmware as a secure and leak resistant sandbox environment - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=66085&tstart=0

Security Design of the Vmware Infrastructure 3 Architecture - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_security_architecture_wp.pdf

Vmware Infrastructure 3 Security Hardening - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_security_hardening_wp.pdf

VI3 Securing and Monitoring - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/labs2006/vmworld.06.lab05-SECURITY-MANUAL-APPENDIX.pdf

Vmware ESX Server – Providing LUN Security - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx_lun_security.pdf

Vmware and NSA - http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/nsa_pr.html

Service Console:[/b]

Common Linux commands on the service console - http://www.vmts.net/article/linuxcommand.htm

Command Line Interface Tips and Tricks for Vmware ESX Server 2 and 3 - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9685.pdf

Snapshots:[/b]

Snapshots take long time to commit - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=74669

Snapshots take long time to commit - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=584324&#584324

Snapshots take long time to commit - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=73553

Beware the long snapshot - http://www.vmwarez.com/2006/11/beware-long-snapshot.html

Storage:[/b]

SAN Configuration Guide - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_esx_san_cfg.pdf

SAN System Design and Deployment Guide - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_san_design_deploy.pdf

Extending a VMFS3 data store - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=65156&tstart=0

LUNS - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=333672&#333672

HBA load balancing - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=342918&#342918

HBA Redundancy - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=428932&#428932

Configuring iSCSI in a Vmware 3 environment - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_iscsi_cfg.pdf

iSCSI , NAS and IP Storage Configuration for Vmware ESX Server - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9722.pdf

ESX Server Raw Device Mapping - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx25_rawdevicemapping.pdf

Unofficial list of SATA controllers that will work with ESX - http://vmprofessional.com/index.php?content=sata_faq

Running Vmware ESX on SATA disks - http://www.virtualization.info/2006/02/tech-running-vmware-esx-server-on-sata.html

Install ESX on SATA - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=554936&#554936

Fibre channel paths - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=76763&messageID=601390#601390

http://www.vmware.com/support/esx2/doc/esx20admin_multipath_disks.html

http://www.vmware.com/support/esx21/doc/esx21admin_multipath_disks.html

VMFS volume symblic links/uuid - http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/RHEL-3-Manual/sysadmin-guide/ch-devlabel.html

VMFS volume symblic links/uuid - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=606588&#606588

Choosing and Architecting Storage for your Environment - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/adc0135.pdf

Using multi-pathing in ESX Server - http://www.vmware.com/support/esx21/doc/esx21admin_multipath_disks.html

Vmware Infrastructure 3, HP StorageWorks best practices - http://h71019.www7.hp.com/ActiveAnswers/downloads/VMware3_StorageWorks_BestPractice.pdf

Time sync:[/b]

Configuring windows time service (not in ESX) - http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Configuring-Windows-Time-Service.html

Vmware time sync and windows time service (understand windows time first) - http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1318

Time sync - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?forumID=21&threadID=16115&messageID=186017

Timekeeping in VMware virtual machines - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmware_timekeeping.pdf

Clock in a Linux guest runs more slowly or quickly than real time - http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1420

Troubleshooting:[/b]

Troubleshooting Vmware ESX Server 3 and Vmware VirtualCenter 2 - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/mdc9694.pdf

Kernrate viewer - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d6e95259-8d9d-4c22-89c4-fad382eddcd1&displa...

VI3 Network Scenarios and Troubleshooting - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9689-b.pdf

VirtualCenter 2 Diagnostics - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac4096.pdf

Tips for Troubleshooting Vmware ESX Server Faults - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac0028.pdf

Vm-support options - http://www.vmug.nl/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=2&page=15

When disaster strikes Vmware - http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-vmware/

Troubleshoot high CPU on ESX with top command - http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&context=SSEQTP&q1=mustgather+cpu&uid=swg21132699&loc...

Upgrade from ESX 2.x to ESX 3.0:[/b]

Virtual Infrastructure 3: Beta to Production - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/mdc5173.pdf

Understanding Virtual Infrastructure Upgrade Moving to the new ESX 3.0/VC2.0 Release - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9809.pdf

Details of What's New and Improved in VMware Infrastructure 3 - http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/whatsnew_esx301_vc201.html

Vmware Infrastructure 3 Release Notes - http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/releasenotes_esx301_vc201.html

Planning a Upgrade to Vmware Infrastructure 3 - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_upgrade_plan.pdf

http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/docs/vmwdocs/ESX3.x-VC2-upgradeguide.pdf

Utilities:[/b]

Vmware utilities - http://petruska.stardock.net/Software/VMware.html

WinScp - http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Vmount 1.1 for Vmware - http://www.abinsight.com/vm/

FastSCP - http://www.veeam.com/veeam_fast_scp.asp

Virtual disk (VMDK):[/b]

Repair VMDK - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=77535&messageID=606523#606523

Extend boot volume of Windows 2003 VM - http://vmprofessional.com/index.php?content=2k3resize

Resizing Windows VM disks - http://djberen.googlepages.com/resizingvmwarepartitions

Defragging virtual disks - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=77661&tstart=0

Resizing Windows VM disks - http://www.vmprofessional.com/index.php?content=2k3resize

Resizing Windows VM disks - http://h0bbel.p0ggel.org/2007/04/10/howto-expand-vm-boot-partition/

Resizing Windows VM disks - http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Recovery/System-Rescue-CD-188.shtml

Unable to log on if the boot partition drive letter has changed - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249321/en-us

How to restore the system/boot drive letter in Windows - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223188/en-us

Virtual Center:[/b]

VIrtualCenter Technical Best practices - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vc_technical_best.pdf

VirtualCenter Monitoring and Performance Statistics - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_monitoring_statistics_note.pdf

VirtualCenter 2.X Using Database Views - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vc_dbviews_2x.pdf

SQL Server database as a VM Guest - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=577459&#577459

SQL 2005 support - http://kb.vmware.com/kb/6565318

SQL 2005 Express edition support - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=67175

SQL 2005 support - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=75222

Operation timeout - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=75010

Managing remote servers - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=593730&#593730

Running VirtualCenter in a Virtual Machine - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_vc_in_vm.pdf

Template Usage and Best Practices - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vc_2_templates_usage_best_practices_wp.pdf

Virtual Center and remote ESX servers - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=593730&#593730

Managing Vmware VirtualCenter Roles & Permissions - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_vc_roles.pdf

Virtual Machine:[/b]

VMware disk files explained - http://www.petri.co.il/virtual_vmware_files_explained.htm

What Files Make Up a Virtual Machine? - http://www.vmware.com/support/ws5/doc/ws_learning_files_in_a_vm.html

Installing Windows XP on ESX - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=61099&tstart=100

SQL Server virtualization and multi-instancing - http://www.microsoft.com/sql/howtobuy/virtualization.mspx

How to virtualize SQL Server on Virtual server - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/events/vs/add-62.mspx

Configuring swap files on Windows 2003 VM - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=326236

Deploying Microsoft Exchange in Vmware Infrastructure - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/exchange_best_practices.pdf

Change vswp file location - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=530426

Vmware Server:[/b]

10 ways to increase performance on a Vmware system - http://www.petri.co.il/virtual_increase_vmware_performance.htm

Vmware Server Tips and Tricks - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/dvt4696.pdf

Websites:[/b]

Mike Laverick's RTMF Education - http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk

Vmware Technology Center - http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/technology/

Australia and New Zealand's Premier Virtualisation Community - http://www.ozvms.com/

VM Professional - http://vmprofessional.com/

Virtual Tricks - http://virtrix.blogspot.com/

http://www.vmweekly.com/

http://x86virtualization.com/

http://sanbarrow.com/

http://www.virtualization.info/

http://www.run-virtual.com/

http://www.vmwareprofessional.com/

Vmwarez - http://www.vmwarez.com/

Virtual Strategy Magazine - http://www.virtual-strategy.com/en/home

http://blog.scottlowe.org/

http://trivore.com/vmware/esx25.html

Virtual Infrastructure 411 - http://www.vi411.org/

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LasseHT
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The link list is growing and now has a home at

http://vmware-land.com/Vmware_Links.html

Outstanding Smiley Happy

VMware should make this thread a sticky too!

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SL55AMG
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Cool, thanks for the information and the way it is laid out.

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J-D
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your list of links is extremely helpful, thanks for sharing!

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dams
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Thank you so much for your work !

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virtech
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This is an impressive list. How do you find the time?

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esiebert7625
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Thanks! It accumulated over many months and still continues to grow. I usually add about 10-20 a week.

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Aketaton
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Thanks for sharing!!

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bwold
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Great post! As a newbie this is a tremendous help. Any chance of this being made a sticky so it's always at the top?

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esiebert7625
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With the upcoming forum upgrades this might be a possibility...

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lionking420
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Great Job

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jssidhu71
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hi eric..

Thanks.. been using ure homepage for some time.. its the go all and be all of VMWare sites at mo.. Best

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Sarek
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Excellent work.

Tnx

Sarek

If you find this information useful, please award points for "correct" or "helpful".
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etamir
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Great Links, thanks for sharing!

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Matthew_Luzitan
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You are my new lord and god.

Sorry Jesus.

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gbooster
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Hi,

Virtual Machine Cost Calculator spreadsheet - http://www.ronoglesby.com/downloads/vmoglator1.1.xls gives a 404 at this moment...

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esiebert7625
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Yeah that link has been broken for a while, the new link is updated on my link website, http://vmware-land.com/Vmware_Links.html

Here it is:

http://www.vmware.com/community/servlet/JiveServlet/download/212-89613-678224-1071/vmoglator1.1.xls

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Veee
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Hey!! It's an awesome collection... Thanks a ton...

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dougm
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Nicely done! this beats, like you stated, keeping up with a lot of explorer favorites/links.

You should receive lots of points for this posting! Smiley Happy

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ibmer007
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It seems you have dropped one of the good links. I like this comparison site as they always update their virtualization comparisons beside they are unbaised. They are covering MS virtual Server, Xen, VMware VI3 Check it out.

I hope it will be usefull to you.

"Nothing can't be virtualized, even people" VMware Certified Professiona (VCP) http://www.virtualizationteam.com Active Memeber
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johnswb
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This is AWESOME!!!

Thanks

Will Johnson VCP on VI3 / VI4 vSphere 5
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