Category Archives: VMware

Updating VMware Tools fails with the error: Update Tools failed. Edit the virtual machine’s vmx file

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Symptoms You are unable to update VMware Tools Updating VMware Tools fails You see the error: Update Tools failed. Edit the virtual machine’s vmx file, add the line below and try again. Please read KB article 1714 on tips for …

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Windows Server 2012 RC and VMware VMXNET3 driver

Now that there is a RC from Windows Server 2012 I wanted to test it. I installed it on my VMware ESXi 5 environment with a VMXNET3 adapter. After installation of the VMtools, the lan adapter did not respond properly. …

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VMware ESXi 4.1, Patch Release ESXi410-201204001

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Details Release Date: April 26, 2012 Download Filename ESXi410-201204001.zip Build 659051 Download Size 217.7 MB Host Reboot Required: Yes Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: Yes Bulletin ID Classification Knowledge Base Article ESXi410-201204401-SG Security KB 2013069 ESXi410-201204402-BG Critical KB 2013070 …

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VMware ESX 4.1, Patch Release ESX410-201204001

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Details Release Date: April 26, 2012 Download Filename ESX410-201204001.zip Build 659051 Download Size 431.0 MB Host Reboot Required: Yes Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: Yes Bulletin ID Classification Knowledge Base Article ESX410-201204401-SG Security KB 2013067 ESX410-201204402-SG Security KB 2014988 …

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Integrating VMware ThinApp with a Citrix XenApp Implementation.

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If you have a Citrix XenApp implementation, have you considered adding VMware ThinApp virtualized applications to enhance XenApp application presentation? By virtualizing the Windows applications that you present with XenApp, you can overcome some of the limitations of XenApp. ThinApp …

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VMware ESXi 5.0 Patch Release April 2012

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Details Release Date: April 12, 2012 Download Filename ESXi500-201204001.zip Build 653509   Download Size: 297.5 MB MD5Sum ce6458af71a9abfd00062f137b56aa93 Sha1Checksum 5eb49e945f0426d126d0c1f354f81521ef940902 Host Reboot Required: No Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: No Bulletins Bulletin ID Classification Knowledge Base Article ESXi500-201204401-BG Bug …

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General Availability of VMware ESX 4.0 Patch

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VMware is pleased to inform you that a new VMware ESX 4.0 Patch is available as of March 30, 2012. Improvements and issues resolved in this patch: • Fixes a situation with an ESX host generating excessive Reverse Address Resolution …

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VMware ESXi 5.0 Complete Update 1 released

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Details Release Date: March 15, 2012 Download Filename: update-from-esxi5.0-5.0_update01.zip   Build: 623860 608089 (Security-only)   Download Size: 564MB md5sum: 55c25bd990e2881462bc5b66fb5f6c39   sha1sum: ecd871bb09b649c6c8c13de82d579d4b7dcadc88 Host Reboot Required: Yes Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: Yes   Bulletins This release contains general …

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Scheduled upgrade/update VMtools with vCenter Update manager 5

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Last weekend scheduled a upgrade/update of VMtools for two 2003 servers (tools from 4.1 to 5.0). The installation of the VMtools completed succesfully, but the reboot did not. The result was a unresponsive windows 2003 server. The servers needed a hard …

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