Create a Golden Image of Ubuntu Server in vSphere

If you’re virtualizing server workloads, do yourself a favor and create a golden image. Go ahead, be as meticulous as you want, because you’ll only have to do it once. I’m a fan of using Ubuntu for Linux servers, simply because of Ubuntu’s “free-forever” mantra and aggressive update cycle. Don’t get me wrong, I love […]

Make Visual Studio work with VMWare Fusion Shares

VMWare Fusion allows Mac users to run virtualized operating systems. The “Shared Folder” feature allows for sharing profile folders on the Mac (Desktop, Documents, Music, Pictures) with virtualized operating systems. Having a shared work space eliminates the need for duplication of files that need to be used in both operating systems. I run a virtualized […]

Build an ESXi server on the Cheap

If your a network admin, and you’re not using virtualization in your disaster recovery, then you’re probably being negligent. VMware ESXi is free. You can’t do all of the fancy stuff, like VM motion, but it is the same bare-metal hypervisor as ESX. You can register, download, and obtain a free license for ESXi here. […]