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VMware Snapshots Fail with: “File is larger than the maximum size supported for the datastore”

Full Error: File <unspecified filename> is larger than the maximum size supported by datastore ‘<unspecified datastore> I’ve been coming up against this issue for the last few days whilst installing some backup software for one of our customers. It’s highly frustrating and I couldn’t figure out why this was even happening. The data stores that …

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vSphere5 goes GA!!

At last! After being announced last month, vSphere5 has finally gone GA! Available to download from late last night (UK time) the latest release of VMware’s Datacentre hypervisor comes with over 140 new features, and improves on the existing features from vSphere4. If you already own vSphere 4 and have a current support agreement, then …

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Preparing for VMware vCenter Database Disaster – Part Two: Export Host information via PowerCLI

Hopefully you’ve all read Part One of this series, where I provide examples of gathering information from vCenter mainly for VM’s in order to recreate your environment from scratch, just in case you have a major vCenter database corruption or the like. If you have, sorry part two has taken so long! Part Two will …

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Hiding VMware Tools from the user on a virtualised Terminal Services/Citrix XenApp Server

I came across this one earlier today, and I must say, I was surprised that this option is available to users without administrative rights to vCenter/ESX or the Virtual Machine… but it would appear that the VMTools application that appears by default in the notification area for any user logged onto the virtual machine allows ANY …

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