VMware Workstation Start & Stop VMs from Command Line

In the folder C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation or: C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware Workstation   You’ll find vmrun.   Command format: vmrun [AUTHENTICATION-FLAGS] COMMAND [PARAMETERS] 1. To start a virtual machine: “C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmrun” -T ws start “C:\VMs\Linux.vmx”   2. To Shut down a VM: “C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmrun” -T ws stop “C:\VMs\Linux.vmx”   3. To reboot: “C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware […]

How to Install Hyper-V on Windows 8

First you need to open the Control Panel. You need to have Windows 8 Pro or Ultimate and a 64 bit processor. Then choose select Programs and Select Windows Features. Then tick the box Hyper-V as shown below:     That’s all. Don’t forget to check into a Windows 8 Hyper-V backup solution, too.

Guidelines for Installing Microsoft Exchange 2013 in Hyper-V

Have a look at the following article in case you plan to install Microsoft Exchange 2013 into a Hyper-V virtual machine: Configuration settings and features all explained well: http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/A/C/4AC32FD3-220E-45DC-AA97-DBDBE19C15B2/Best_Practices_for_Virtualizing_and_Managing_Exchange_2013.pdf

Free eBooks for Hyper-V and Windows Server Admins

These are a couple of free Hyper-V and Windows Server related eBooks available. I hope you like them:   Book Title: Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2013/10/14/free-ebook-introducing-windows-8-1-for-it-professionals.aspx   Book Title: Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2013/08/01/free-ebook-introducing-windows-server-2012-r2-preview-release.aspx   Book Title: Windows Azure: Introducing Windows Azure for IT Pros http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2013/10/01/free-ebook-introducing-windows-azure-for-it-professionals.aspx Book Title: System Center Configuration Manager […]

Is My Hard Drive Failing? Signs of Hard Drive Failure

How do you know if your hard drive is failing? Here are some clues and symptoms: The hard drive light (if your computer has one) remains lit and the computer freezes up. This happens randomly and lasts a minute or so You can hear knocking sounds or scratching noise Check the Windows Event Viewer for […]

Hyper-V, VMware, and VirtualBox Hypervisor Limitations

This is a quick table comparing key features and limitations of some hypervisors available today, such as VMware, Hyper-V, and VirtualBox:   Name Maximum host cores / CPUs Maximum host memory Maximum host disk volume size Maximum number of guest VM running Maximum number of logical CPU per VM guest Maximum amount of memory per […]

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