Installing VMware ovftool on Mac OS X

Posted on Sun 08 January 2012 in Mac • Tagged with converting, fusion, mac os x, ova, ovf, Virtualization, vmx

VMware offers a free tool to convert virtual machine files in different formats for example from .vmx to .ovf.

This tool can be used to convert:

VMX -> vSphere

Or you can deploy a OVF directly to a ESX host. It's  more powerful than it …

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Change network device name from eth1 back to eth0.

Posted on Wed 20 July 2011 in CentOS • Tagged with CentOS, network, Virtualization

The interface name of a network device increases if the mac address of the physical or virtual network card changes. A common case is if you made a clone of a virtual machine for example via VMware or KVM or replaced a physical network card in a non virtualized server …

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Some experiences with KVM

Posted on Sun 01 May 2011 in Linux • Tagged with Fedora, KVM, Virtualization

On my workstation I am running Fedora and KVM for testing some Linux based configurations. It's an AMD based system with 2 x Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2216, 8Gb of Ram and normal SATA hard discs. Works still o.k for everything I am experimenting with and has enough …

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Virtualization in general, for technicans and business people.

Posted on Wed 27 April 2011 in misc • Tagged with KVM, server consolidating, Virtualization, VMware, Xen

In this article I will explain what is meant by the buzzword Virtualization and how this can improve your IT environment in the VMware/XEN/KVM context.

One thing which Virtualization is not, it's magic. Many consultants are trying to explain it's as a total new technology and big improvement …

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