How To Upgrade VMware ESXi 3.5 To 4.1 Update 1 (Free Version)

How To Upgrade VMware ESXi 3.5 To 4.1 Update 1 (Free Version)

How To Upgrade VMware ESXi 3.5 To 4.1 Update 1 (Free Version)In this guide I will show you how to upgrade VMWare ESXi 3.5 to ESXi 4.1 Update 1 (Free Version) without going through the pain of reinstalling your host server and then restoring your VMs.I was looking around for quite some time in regards to how to upgrade an ESXi 3.5 host to version 4.1 U1, and I could only find bits and pieces of information on upgrading ESX to version 4.0 or ESXi 4.0 to version 4.1, it was actually quite difficult to find any information on upgrading the free version of ESXi to the most recent release. So after

Read More »
Upgrade/Migrate VMware ESX / ESXi 4.* To ESXi 5.0

Upgrade/Migrate VMware ESX / ESXi 4.* To ESXi 5.0

Upgrade/Migrate VMware ESX / ESXi 4.* To ESXi 5.0VMware has recently released its new VM hypervisor product, VMware ESXi 5.0. VMware is replacing its current ESX model with ESXi and the biggest change (between ESX and ESXi) is the architecture, as most of you VM gurus are well aware of, but for the people that don’t know I will quickly explain. VMware ESX ArchitectureIn the original ESX architecture, the virtualization kernel (referred to as the vmkernel) is augmented with a management partition known as the console operating system (also known as COS or service console). The primary purpose o

Read More »
Converting A VMware Image To A Physical Machine

Converting A VMware Image To A Physical Machine

Converting A VMware Image To A Physical MachineVersion 1.0Author: Eladio Martinez http://twitter.com/mafecsllcThis tutorial shows how to convert an existing CentOS VM to a Physical machine. This tutorial covers the cloning of the VM to an unpartitioned HDD and troubleshoot some of the possible errors that you may have booting the OS on your new hardware. To illustrate this procedure I will use VMware Workstation 7 as the handler to transfer the VM installation to a physical HDD. 1 RequirementsTo perform this procedure you will need:VMware Workstation, VMware Server or VMware

Read More »

Installing OpenVZ + Management Of VMs Through ISPConfig 3 (Debian 6.0)

Installing OpenVZ + Management Of VMs Through ISPConfig 3 (Debian 6.0)Version 1.0Author: Till Brehm , Falko Timme This tutorial describes the installation of an OpenVZ host server to manage virtual machines from within the ISPConfig 3 hosting control panel. OpenVZ is a lightweight virtualization technology for Linux servers, similar to jails on *BSD systems. See http://www.openvz.org for details. ISPConfig 3 contains a module to manage OpenVZ virtual machines on the local server and on remote servers that r

Read More »

How To Install KVM And libvirt On CentOS 6.2 With Bridged Networking

How To Install KVM And libvirt On CentOS 6.2 With Bridged NetworkingThis tutorial describes how to install the KVM hypervisor and libvirt virtualization library on Linux CentOS 6.2. At the end of this guide you will have a CentOS box (name it host) with the following capabilities:virtualization capacity: chance for multiple guests (Linux/Windows) running and sharing the host’s hardware bridge network configuration: you’ll be able to directly access to the guests as if they were physical machines on the same LAN and viceversa.visual management: using virt-manager (I use Ubuntu 11.10 in this how

Read More »

Proxmox VE 2.x With Software Raid

Proxmox VE 2.x With Software RaidProxmox Virtual Environment is an easy to use Open Source virtualization platform for running Virtual Appliances and Virtual Machines. Proxmox does not officially support software raid but I have found software raid to be very stable and in some cases have had better luck with it than hardware raid.I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!  OverviewFirst install Proxmox V2 the normal way with the CD downloaded from Proxmox. Next we create a RAID 1 array on the second hard drive and move the proxmox install to it.Then we adjust the Grub settings

Read More »

phpvirtualbox – Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 4.2 and phpvirtualbox On A Headless Ubuntu 12.04 Server

phpvirtualbox – Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 4.2 and phpvirtualbox On A Headless Ubuntu 12.04 ServerAuthor: Luis Rodriguezphpvirtualbox is a web-based VirtualBox front-end written in PHP that
allows you to access and control remote VirtualBox instances. It tries to resemble the VirtualBox GUI as much as possible to make work with it as easy as possible. It is a nice replacement for the VirtualBox GUI if you run VirtualBox in headless servers. This tutorial explains how to install phpvirtualbox on an Ubuntu 12.04 server to manage a locally installed

Read More »
Virtualization With KVM And openQRM 5.1 On Debian Wheezy

Virtualization With KVM And openQRM 5.1 On Debian Wheezy

Virtualization With KVM And openQRM 5.1 On Debian WheezyVersion 1.0Last edited 14. August 2013Author Matt RechenburgThis HowTo is about how to create and manage KVM Virtual Machines on Debian 7 aka Wheezy with openQRM 5.1. Requirements- One physical Server
– at least 1 GB of Memory- at least 100 GB of Diskspace- VT (Virtualization Technology) enabled in the Systems BIOS so that the openQRM Server can run Virtual Machines later Install openQRM 5.1 on Debian WheezyInstall a minimal Debian Wheezy on a physical Server.Install and initialize openQRM 5.1Please notice!A detailed Howto about the above

Read More »
Update To openQRM 5.1 On Debian Wheezy

Update To openQRM 5.1 On Debian Wheezy

Update To openQRM 5.1 On Debian WheezyVersion 1.0Last edited 01. October 2013Author Matt RechenburgThis HowTo is about how to update an existing openQRM environment version 4.9 or 5.0 to the latest openQRM 5.1 on Debian 7 aka Wheezy. Requirements- an existing openQRM Installation < version 5.1 (e.g. 4.9 or 5.0) Backup your existing openQRM environmentHere a screenshot of a existing, fully configured openQRM 5.0 Setup:Here a screenshot of the version details of this openQRM 5.0 SetupopenQRM consist of "files" and a "database". Having a backup of both parts allow to "roll-back" the update at any

Read More »
Install openQRM 5.1 On Debian Wheezy

Install openQRM 5.1 On Debian Wheezy

Install openQRM 5.1 On Debian WheezyVersion 1.0Last edited 6. August 2013Author Matt RechenburgThis HowTo is about how to install the openQRM Datacenter Management and Cloud Computing platform version 5.1 on Debian 7 aka Wheezy. It is the starting point for a set of openQRM HowTos explaining different Use-cases with the focus on virtualization, automation and cloud computing. Requirements- One physical Server. Alternatively the installation can be also done within a Virtual Machine- at least 1 GB of Memory- at least 100 GB of Diskspace- optional VT for Intel CPUs or AMD-V for AMD CPUs (Virtual

Read More »