A Mention from VMTN Blog

It is nice to find out someone actually found this website. When I started the site my goal was to share the bits I know about VMware and other technology.

With the flood of Virtualization related blogs out there it is increasingly difficult to share something that I would find valuable and unique. I am not a great writer, so my challenge is to tell what I know and make the content compelling enough to overcome my poor sentence structure.

Thanks again, to John Troyer at VMTN for linking to my little blog I hope I can provide something of value so that people would return to read again.

The Missing VMDK

This week I had a weird thing happen. A already problematic VM in the OS and never really a problem in ESX. The machine shutdown because it is convinced there is another Windows 2003 SBS server on the domain, which there is not. This time it turned off and could not be powered back on. The VMDK file for the C drive was missing! I didn’t panic, much. The -flat.vmdk file was still there. I was able to track down a way to fix it:
1. Create a new vmdk the same size.
2. Copy and rename the .vmdk file to the needed location.
3. Edit the .vmdk to point to the -flat.vmdk.
4. Add the virtual disk to the VM.

Everything was ok. I still don’t know how the file could up and dissapear.
Any thoughts?

VMware ESX is the Industry’s First Hypervisor to be Validated by Microsoft, Offers Customers Expanded Support Options for Microsoft Applications – VMw

VMware ESX is the Industry’s First Hypervisor to be Validated by Microsoft, Offers Customers Expanded Support Options for Microsoft Applications – VMware

Good news.

The First Post: The Origin of 2VCP’s and a Truck

Two VCP’s and a Truck was a joke that I used with a co-worker one day for a non-existing Virtualization Consulting Company that played off the name for the moving company 2 Men and a Truck. Since I do not like the thought of being fired, my family has got used to living in a house and eating food. I want to make it clear this is just a blog about Virtualization and related technologies.

For my wife and parents:
VCP = VMware Certified Professional