I am looking at turning my old Dell 2650 and 2950 servers into Vmware vSphere Servers, however vSphere is very very expensive.
Is there an open source alternative that provides the same performance as vSphere in a Ubuntu or Debian distro? I dont actually mean "Virtual box" or "Vmware player" but rather a server hypervisor that is easy to set up and host virtual machines on my network?
I have two VMWare ESXI 5 hosts and I want to move a 2 TB .vmdk file from one to another. I tried downloading the file via vSphere Client to upload it to the other host via vSphere Client, but it seems that it would take a week or more!
I have installed vmware vsphere client in my window 7 laptop. How can I log into vsphere client because my window credential won't work. Is there any way that I can log into it and create Host machine.?
We have recently bought a "white box" server to run VMware ESXi 5.0 (we're planning to use the vSphere 5 Essentials Kit). According to VMware's Compatibility Guide, the server's LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i RAID controller is compatible (support type listed as "inbox").
I've got as far as installing ESXi 5.0 on the host, and I've also installed the vCenter Server Appliance.
For one of my Server2k8 VMs on an ESXi host, I accidentally set all vSphere users/groups to read-only so all vSphere management options are disabled. We can log into the ESXi host as root and manage the VM but it does not show us the vSphere users so we can't change them from read-only back to administrator.
Are there any vSphere CLI options or other work arounds to fix this?
Let's say I have all-by-default Windows 8 installation with a VMware Tools pre-installed as a template in my vSphere. This template is used by a lot of people for many different purposes, so that's why the initial state is all-by-default. I want to clone this template and bootstrap it with Chef, or do whatever else automation stuff.