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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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oreeh
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THANKS ![/b]

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Jwoods
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Where to you find the time??? Thanks! Smiley Happy

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esiebert7625
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It's a work in progress (over 6 months), it's easier for me to document them every time I run acrosss one then try and look for an old link when I need it again.

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sbeaver
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Nice Job

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VMware Communities User Moderator
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petedr
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Excellent reference list,

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Paul_Lalonde
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ERIC, YOU ABSOLUTELY ROCK!

Smiley Happy

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YZANGARD
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Awesome, indeed.

Should be stickied if you ask me Smiley Happy

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wila
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Thank You !

I've immediately put this page in my scrapbook ( http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/427/ ) .

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Wil

| Author of Vimalin. The virtual machine Backup app for VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation and Player |
| More info at vimalin.com | Twitter @wilva
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cheeko
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Impressive collection - thanks!

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dconvery
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Great! Thanks

Dave Convery, VCDX-DCV #20 ** http://www.tech-tap.com ** http://twitter.com/dconvery ** "Careful. We don't want to learn from this." -Bill Watterson, "Calvin and Hobbes"
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acr
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nice one..!!

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ICT-Freak
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Awesome! great job!

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Bastien_P
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Thanks for sharing this!

Remember: If you find this information useful, please award points for "correct" or "helpful".
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ief
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Thanks for sharing!!

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A_Mikkelsen
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Good job..

Who can live without this list.....

If you found this or any other answer useful please consider the use of the Helpful or correct buttons to award points. Regards A. Mikkelsen
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williambishop
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Another Kudos!

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Banshee
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Usefull links....

Nice job on posting these links. THanks for sharing esiebert7625

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Rajeev_S
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Good collection..i was waiting for this.

thanks a lot..

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Bas_Dorland
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Thanx

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