Microsoft – Changing SID of cloned VMs

On the machine level, every computer is identified by a unique value; named Security ID or SID. SID is calculated in the process of the installation of every Windows machine. Whether the computer is part of the workgroup (or it’s just a stand-alone computer), the value of SID is not crucial. Read More …

Methods for Hardening Virtual Machines (VMware)

The official vSphere Security Guide makes a number of recommendations around best practices for virtual machine security. There are also Read More …

VMware – vSphere Virtual Cores, Virtual Sockets, and Virtual CPU (vCPU)

VMware introduced multi core virtual CPU in vSphere 4.1 to avoid socket restrictions used by operating systems. In vSphere a Read More …

Restarting the Management agents (VMware ESX-ESXi)

The management agents synchronize VMware components and let you access the ESXi host through the vSphere Client or vCenter Server. Read More …

VMware Interfaces Tutorial

If you are new to VMware and the concept of Virtual Machines, or even if you have been working with Read More …

Import OVF and OVA Virtual Machine Images in VMware and Virtualbox

This guide explains how to import virtual machine images in the vendor neutral OVF and OVA format into VMware and Read More …

Powering off a virtual machine on an ESXi host

Powering off a virtual machine on an ESX/ESXi host, you experience these symptoms: You cannot power off an ESXi hosted Read More …