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How VMware vMotion works

What is vMotion? VMware vMotion is a feature that allows virtual machines to live migrate between virtual hosts with little to no impact. This feature relies on the fact that the virtual hosts share a common file storage over SAN…


VMWare ESXi 6.0/6.5 Free License Key

VMWare has launched the new VSphere 6.0. The base ESXi hypervisor license with limited features remains free. Here’s how to get your free license key. Visit the site https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/evalcenter?p=free-esxi6 Login using your Vmware user account or register yourself to get…


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How to kill a Vmware Guest using Esxi Cli on 4.x/5.x

Kill a Vmware Guest via SSH 1. First you should ensure your ESXi server has SSH enabled. On vSphere client open the server configuration tab, under Software select Security Profile. 2. Under Services > Properties > SSH > Click Options…


VMWare ESXi 5.1/5.5 free license key

I’m not sure why people can’t find the free license key that’s readily available on VMWare’s website. Here’s where to look for it: Visit the site https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/evalcenter?p=free-esxi5&lp=default Click “License & download” and login with your vmware user account or register…


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How to kill a hung VMWare Guest on ESXi

Here’s an updated post on how to kill a hung vmware guest using ESXi CLI on 4.x and 5.x Alright, I ran into a hung VM. There’s a guest in my cluster that wouldn’t stop or restart. Hitting the stop…


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VMWare ESXi 3.x secret console and enable SSH access

VMWare ESXi 3.x is a free version and lightweight version of the VMWares ESX platform. It supports most of the key features that ESX has but comes in appliance like package which doesn’t let you configure anything more than just…