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Archive for August, 2010

Yo Dawg, I herd you like Hypervisors… (Lab 2.0)

by on Aug.05, 2010, under Administration, Hardware, News, Software, Virtualization

So I put a hypervisor in your hypervisor, so you can virtualize while you virtualize.

VMs unite!

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Elastic Sky X (VMware vSphere Lab, pt. 2)

by on Aug.03, 2010, under Administration, News, Software, Virtualization

Elastic Sky X. That’s what ESX stands for. Crazy, right?

Well, more playing means more caveats ;)

First, something I forgot to mention yesterday. To get ESX working in Ubuntu, Workstation needs to be able to put the vmnet interfaces into promiscuous mode. That requires allowing the user or group that you use to start Workstation to have read/write permissions over the vmnet devices in /dev. A simple chmod will do the trick.

Now, back to our story…

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VMware vSphere Lab.

by on Aug.02, 2010, under Administration, Hardware, News, Software, Virtualization

Requirements:
VMware vSphere, lots of RAM, a decent amount of disk space, a fairly recent copy of 64bit Windows (I used Server 2008 R2) ESX and vSphere Server iso and exe files. Iron will. Patience. Some sort of NAS distribution (I used FreeNAS.)

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