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很好的网站,不知道为什么无法访问,难道也被和谐掉了???
以下内容是从Google的页面缓存弄出来的,在Google搜索http://vmware-land.com/Vmware_Links.html第一个就是
包含了你所知道的和不知道的,关于VMware ESX的方方面面链接地址

Backups:
Virtual Machine Backup Guide – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_301_201_vm_backup.pdf
Consolidated Backup in Vmware Infrastructure 3 – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_consolidated_backup.pdf
Vmware Consolidated Backup Best Practices, Tips and Tricks – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/bct4540.pdf
Backup and Recovery of Virtual Servers – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/mdc9870.pdf
Hot Backups and Restores – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9816.pdf
Non-disruptive Backups of Vmware Environments Using Veritas Netbackup – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9912.pdf
Perl Backup Script for Vmware ESX 2.x – vmbk.pl ( free ) – http://www.vmts.net/vmbk.htm
Perl Backup Script for Vmware ESX 3.x – vmbk.pl ( free ) – http://www.vmts.net/vmbk3.htm
Backup scripts – http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/?p=23+and+http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/?p=156
Shell script – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=475244
Perl script – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=70253&start=0&tstart=0
Oracle backups – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=76746&messageID=601703#601703
Vmware Consolidated Backup Technology: Today and Future – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/bct4539.pdf
Implementing VMware VCB – http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=19
Virtual Infrastructure Scripted Backup Utility (VISBU) – http://www.xtravirt.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=75&func=fileinfo&id=7
VMware Consolidated Backup Lab Manual – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/labs2006/vmworld.06.lab01-VCB-MANUAL.pdf
VMware Consolidated Backup – http://inodes.org/blog/2006/08/23/vmware-consolidated-backup/
Troubleshooting VMware Consolidated Backup – http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid94_gci1245330,00.html
Configuring Tape Drives and Media Changers on ESX Server 3.x Systems – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1000024
CA Arcserve Backup – Best Practices Guide for VMware ESX Server Backup – http://ca.com/Files/TechnicalDocuments/vmware_best_practice_guide.pdf
How to backup VMware ESX 3.0: File level and raw file backup – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1276253,00.html
VMware Consolidated Backup: Adding an iSCSI LUN to ESX Server – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1281940,00.html
Troubleshooting VMware Consolidated Backup – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1277081,00.html
VMware Consolidated Backup Script Additions – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1277118,00.html
Chapter download: Backing Up and Recovering Virtual Machines – http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/tip/1,289483,sid94_gci1185549,00.html
VMware Consolidated Backup – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vcb_best_practices.pdf
VMware Consolidated Backup: Improvements in Version 3.5: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vcb_35_new.pdf
Comparison of VI3 Backup Tools – http://vmprofessional.com/index.php?content=esx3backups New – 5/1/08
Veeam Backup for VI3 – http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esx-backup.html New – 5/1/08
Best Practices for Architecting VCB Enabled Solutions (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11154 New – 5/8/08
Making Backup Simple – An Appliance Approach to VCB (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11558 New – 5/8/08
A Backup a Day Keeps Disasters Away (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11559 New – 5/8/08
Alternatives to VCB for VMware backup – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1315372,00.html New – 6/24/08
Full backups of virtual machines and Windows VSS – http://timjacobs.blogspot.com/2008/07/full-backups-of-virtual-machines-and.html New – 8/30/08
VMware and VSS: Application Backup and Recovery – http://www.veeam.com/whitepapers/VMware%20and%20VSS%20-%20Application%20Backup%20and%20Recovery.pdf New – 8/30/08
Full backups of virtual machines and Windows VSS – http://timjacobs.blogspot.com/2008/07/full-backups-of-virtual-machines-and.html New – 10/13/08
Five things backup administrators should know about VMware Consolidated Backup – http://searchdatabackup.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid187_gci1331680,00.html New – 10/13/08
How to Backup VMware ESX Servers – http://vmetc.com/2008/10/11/how-to-backup-vmware-esx-servers/ New – 10/13/08
VMware Consolidated Backup ‐ Partner Integration Guide – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vcb_partner_integration_guide.pdf New – 10/13/08

Blogs:
The Console (Vmware management) – http://blogs.vmware.com/console/
VMTN (Technical Community) – http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/
Vroom! (Performance team) – http://blogs.vmware.com/performance/
Virtually There (Steve Herrod) – http://blogs.vmware.com/sherrod/
Run-virtual (Richard Garsthagen) – http://www.run-virtual.com/
Blog.scottlowe.org (Scott Lowe) – http://blog.scottlowe.org/category/virtualization/
Infoworld Virtualization Report (David Marshall) – http://weblog.infoworld.com/virtualization/
VMwarewolf (Richard Blythe) – http://www.vmwarewolf.com/
Jase’s Place (Jase McCarty) – http://www.jasemccarty.com/blog/
NTPro.nl (Eric Sloof) – http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/
Virtualization Security and Planning (Edward Haletky) – http://www.informit.com/blogs/blog.aspx?uk=Virtualization-Security-and-Planning
The Lone Sysadmin (Bob Planke)- http://lonesysadmin.net/
Scale the Mind (Thomas Bishop) – http://scalethemind.com
Blog.RichardMcDougall.com (Richard McDougall) – http://blog.richardmcdougall.com/
Mister VM (Jae Ellers) – http://blog.mr-vm.com/
NetApp Storage Nuts and Bolts – http://blogs.netapp.com/storage_nuts_n_bolts/
Virtualization for Everyone (Tarry Singh) – http://tarrysingh.blogspot.com/
Virtualization Pro (J. Foran/A. Kutz) – http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/virtualization-pro/
Planet V12n (Collection of blog posts) – http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/planet/v12n/
IT 2.0 (Massimo Re Ferre) – http://it20.info/
Virtually Speaking (Dan Kusnetzky) – http://blogs.zdnet.com/virtualization/
treesum VM /ETC (Rich Brambley) – http://treesum.homeip.net/vmworld2007/
Yellow Bricks (Duncan Epping) – http://www.yellow-bricks.com/
Cretec’s Virtual Blog (Clint Eschberger) – http://blog.cretec-web.com/
vInternals (Stuart Radnidge) – http://www.vinternals.com/
Virtual Reality (VMware) – http://blogs.vmware.com/virtualreality/ New – 5/1/08
VMware Security Blog (VMware) – http://blogs.vmware.com/security/ New – 5/1/08
Experiences in Virtualization (Martijn Lohmeijer) – http://virtualize.wordpress.com/ New – 5/1/08
Information Week’s Virtualization Blog (Joe Hernick) – http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/virtualization/index.html New – 5/1/08
Vinf.net (Simon Gallagher) – http://vinf.net/ New – 5/1/08
Virtualization Stuff (Mark Mac Auley) – http://virtualizationstuff.blogspot.com/ New – 5/1/08
VM-Aware (Paul Shannon) – http://www.vm-aware.com/ New – 5/1/08
VM Hero (Ryan Marimon) – http://www.vmhero.com/ New – 5/1/08
VMware World (Jack ?) – http://vmwareworld.blogspot.com/ New – 5/1/08
SearchServerVirtualization Blog (Various) – http://servervirtualization.blogs.techtarget.com/ New – 5/1/08
Rational Survivability (Christofer Hoff) – http://rationalsecurity.typepad.com/blog/virtualization/index.html New – 5/1/08
The Virtual Data Center (Alan Murphy) – http://thevirtualdc.com/ New – 5/1/08
vKernel (Various) – http://blog.vkernel.com/ New – 5/8/08
VMware Info (Carlos Costanzo) – http://www.vmwareinfo.com/ New – 5/30/08
Virtual Geek (Chad Sakac) – http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/ New – 6/17/08
Virtual Future (Various) – http://virtualfuture.info/ New – 8/04/08
From the VMware Field: Mike D’s Virtualization Blog – http://mikedatl.typepad.com/mikedvirtualization/ New – 8/04/08
Leo’s Ramblings – http://lraikhman.blogsite.org/ New – 8/04/08
Virtual Troll (Heino Skov) – http://www.virtualtroll.com/ New – 8/30/08
Chriswolf.com (Chris Wolf) – http://chriswolf.com/ New – 8/30/08
Virtualization Security (Tripwire) – http://www.tripwire.com/blog/ New – 8/30/08
Frontier (Dell TechCenter)- http://www.delltechcenter.com/page/Virtualization+Frontier?t=anon New – 8/30/08
Rynardt Spieshttp://www.virtualvcp.com/ New – 10/13/08

Books/Documentation/Learning Resources:
RapidApp’s Quick Start guide to ESX 3.0 – http://www.lulu.com/content/712361
VMware ESX Server 2.5 Advanced Technical Design Guide (Free download) – http://rapidapp.com/publications/VMware%20ESX%20Server%20Book.pdf
VMware ESX Server 2.5 Advanced Technical Design Guide http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780971151062&itm=1
VMware Infrastructure 3 Advanced Technical Design Guide – http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780971151086&itm=3
Mastering VMware Infrastructure 3 – http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780470183137&itm=9
VMware ESX Server in the Enterprise: Virtualization Best Practices for VMware ESX Server – http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780132302074&itm=2
Virtualization Security: Securing VMware, XenEnterprise, Virtual Iron – http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780470177068&itm=1
How to Cheat at Configuring VMware ESX Server – http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9781597491945&itm=4
Scripting VMware Power Tools: Automating Virtual Infrastructure Administration – http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9781597490597&itm=7
VMware VI3 documentation – http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vi_pubs.html
VMware TSX 2007 presentations – http://www.vmware-tsx.com/index.php?page_id=10
VMworld 2006/2007 presentations – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/sessions.jspa
Training and Career advice for VMware – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=703466
VMware Webinars (upcoming and older recorded ones) – http://www.vmware.com/events/webinars/
ESX3 VM Reference Card – http://www.vmreference.com/
Virtualization for Dummies eBook – http://www.sun.com/systems/solutions/virtualizationfordummies/index.jsp New – 10/13/08

Citrix:
Optimizing Citrix Presentation Server on Vmware ESX Server – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/med0115.pdf
Citrix and Vmware – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9728.pdf
Best practices for deploying Citrix on ESX – http://virtrix.blogspot.com/2007/03/vmware-best-practices-for-deploying.html
Improving Scalability for Citrix Presentation Server – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx_citrix_scalability.pdf
To virtualize or not Citrix and Terminal Server – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=671864
Citrix and VMware: Oil and Water? – http://redmondmag.com/features/article.asp?EditorialsID=718
BriForum 2006 Video: Ron Oglesby on the feasibility of running Citrix in a VM – http://www.brianmadden.com/content/article/BriForum-2006-Video-Ron-Oglesby-on-the-feasibility-of-running-Citrix-in-a-VM

Cloning:
Newsid – http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/Security/NewSid.mspx
Sysprep – http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/deploy/duplication.mspx
Sysprep – http://www.vernalex.com/guides/sysprep/
Clone VM script for ESX – http://www.pgregg.com/projects/vmclone/

Clustering:
Setup for Microsoft Cluster Service – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_vm_and_mscs.pdf
Guide to creating a vmotion-able Microsoft cluster with VI3 – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=625404
Some musings on MSCS limitations – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=83511
Configuring Novell Clustering with ESX Server – http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/19997.html
Complete Clustering How-To with VI3 – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11496 New – 6/24/08

Comparison to Other Virtualization (non-VMware) products:
VMware ESX vs. Microsoft Virtual Server – http://www.vmware.com/community/message.jspa?messageID=303426 and http://communities.vmware.com/thread/101408
Bake Off: 4 Virtualization Suites in One Review – http://www.crn.com/software/201400070?pgno=1
Compare VMware ESX and XenEnterprise 3.0 – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=569978
The little Xengine that could – http://servervirtualization.blogs.techtarget.com/2007/11/19/the-little-xengine-that-could/

A brief architecture overview of VMware ESX, Xen and MS Viridian – http://it20.info/blogs/main/archive/2007/06/17/25.aspx

Converter/P2V:
Boot.ini file – http://mirror.href.com/thestarman/asm/mbr/bootini.htm
Guide to P2V 2.x – http://www.rtfm-ed.eu/docs/vmwdocs/admin-p2v-2.0.pdf
Server Migrations with Vmware Converter – http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=48
Vmware P2V Assistant Best Practices – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9886.pdf
Converter tutorial – http://www.petri.co.il/virtual_convert_physical_machines_to_virtual_machines_with_vmware_converter.htm
Introducing the Next Generation of P2V: Vmware Converter 3.0 – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9453.pdf
VMware Converter Best Practices (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11610
Converter FAQ – http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/faqs.html
Import of physical machine fails – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=567860??
Ultimate P2V – http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/?page_id=174
EZ P2V – http://www.ezp2v.net/
VMware P2V and Virtual Machine Importer – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/labs2006/vmworld.06.lab09-P2V.VMImporter-MANUAL.pdf
What machines should not be converted – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=73357
Remove non-present devices from converted system – http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/winxphks2/chapter/hack116.pdf and http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315539
Updating devices in the new virtual machine – http://www.vmware.com/support/p2v21/doc/updatedevices7.html
Linux conversion – http://virtualaleph.blogspot.com/2007/04/cloning-linux-machine-with-converter.html
Linux conversion – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=562582
Virtualize a Linux Server with VmWare Converter 3.0.1 – http://virtualaleph.blogspot.com/2007/05/virtualize-linux-server-with-vmware.html
Linux P2V – http://mark.foster.cc/wiki/index.php/Linux_P2V
Migrate 2.5.x VM with Converter and no VC – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=566532?? and http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=562161
Change HAL from multi to uni – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=84611&messageID=646375#646375
Converter snapshot during hot migration – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=87540&messageID=660907#66090
P2V Product Comparison – http://www.vmug.nl/downloads/PQR-Virtualization_Migration_Solutions%20Feature%20Matrix.pdf
Post P2V Clean-up procedures – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=96163
Converting VM back to Physical Server – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=700562
Virtual Machine to Physical Machine Migration – http://www.vmware.com/support/v2p/doc/V2P_TechNote.pdf
Best practices for troubleshooting VMware Converter – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1004588 New – 5/1/08
Using VMware Converter for P2V migration (Pt. 1) – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1304471,00.html New – 5/1/08
Conducting hot P2V migrations with VMware Converter (Pt. 2) – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1304484,00.html New – 5/1/08
Troubleshooting failed VMware Converter P2V migrations (Pt. 3) – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1304490,00.html New – 5/1/08

CPU:
ESX Server 3 Ready Time Observations – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx3_ready_time.pdf
A Performance Comparison of Hypervisors – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/hypervisor_performance.pdf
ESX Server CPU Scheduling – http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=39
ESX Server CPU Scheduling (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11026
ESX scheduler support for SMP VMs: co-scheduling and more – http://blogs.vmware.com/performance/2008/06/esx-scheduler-s.html New – 6/16/08
ESX Server 2 Best Practices Using Vmware Virtual SMP – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsmp_best_practices.pdf
ESX vSMP Scheduling – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=97165
Co-scheduling SMP VMs in VMware ESX Server – http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-4960 New – 6/16/08
VMkernel Scheduler – http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-5501 New – 6/16/08
To vSMP or not to vSMP – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=298150

How to be a Good Guest – AMD – (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11698
Evaluation of ESX Server under CPU Intensive Workloads – http://www.windley.com/docs/2006/OIT%20Report%20Sept06.pdf
AMD vs. Intel for VMware – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=27838&start=0&tstart=0
AMD & Intel Servers Compete for Ultimate Virtuality – http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/12/29/amd_and_intel_servers_compete_for_ultimate_virtuality/
What to choose, Intel or AMD? – http://blog.baeke.info/blog/_archives/2006/9/18/2338562.html
Dell Intel vs. AMD – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=522714
Virtual CPU per Physical CPU – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=295986
Number of CPU’s per VM – http://communities.vmware.com/message/797898
How virtual CPU’s are recognized by the guest OS – http://communities.vmware.com/message/802678
Improving Guest Operating System Accounting for Descheduled Virtual Machines in ESX 3.x Systems – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_esx_vmdesched.pdf
Processor Queue Length on VM’s – http://www.vmware.com/community/message.jspa?messageID=470441
Dual Core vs. Quad Core – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=544525
http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=614654
http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=725229
http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=718842
http://blogs.vmware.com/performance/2007/07/comparing-intel.html
ESX Server Reports Increased CPU Utilization for Idle Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 SMP Virtual Machines – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1730 New – 5/30/08
High CPU Utilization of Inactive Virtual Machines – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1077 New – 5/30/08
Slow performance of virtual machines that use vSMP when running on an ESX Server using certain hardware – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1004901 New – 6/16/08

Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity:
Vmware users explore disaster recover options – http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid94_gci1253386,00.html
Vmware ESX Server and Storage Architecture Best Practices for Performance, Backup, and Disaster Recovery – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/adc9591.pdf
Using Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning to Drive Virtualization in the Production Data Center – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/adc9732.pdf
An Aggressive Approach Using P2V to Address Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/adc9938.pdf
How Management Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Virtualization: A Brush with Disaster Leads to a Virtualization-Based Disaster Recovery Plan at the Las Vegas Valley Water District – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/bct0046.pdf
Leveraging VMware ESX Server in Disaster Recovery Solutions – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/bct5070.pdf
Implementing Effective Backup Strategies For Disaster Recovery – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/bct9502.pdf
VMware Infrastructure 3 Capabilities for Improving Disaster Recovery – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/bct9552.pdf
Using Virtual Infrastructure as a High Availability Platform for Physical Production Servers – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/bct9560.pdf
RepliStor: Disaster Recovery and Data Migration Solution for VMware Environments – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/bct9636.pdf
VMware ESX Server as a Foundation for High Availability and Disaster Recovery for the Microsoft Server Platform – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/bct0107.pdf
Migrating Server Operations from Remote Sites to the Data Center for Disaster Recovery and Protection – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/bct0893.pdf
Innovative Approaches for High Availability and Disaster Recovery in Your VMware Infrastructure Environment – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/bct9708.pdf
Vmware Consolidated Backup for Disaster Recovery – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/labs2006/vmworld.06.lab01-VCB-PRESENTATION.pdf
HA/DR of Physical and Virtual Environments Using VMware ESX Server and Double-Take for Virtual Systems – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/bct9468.pdf
Platespin P2V DR – http://www.platespin.com/p2vdr/
Double-Take for virtual systems – http://www.doubletake.com/products/virtual-systems/default.aspx
Double-Take Replication in the VMware Environment – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmware_doubletake.pdf New – 5/8/08
Disaster Recovery Virtualization – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/DR_VMware_DoubleTake.pdf
Replistor – http://software.emc.com/products/software_az/replistor.htm
ESX 3 Disaster Recovery site options – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=473674
Disaster Recovery Plans – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=517701
Disaster recovery site VM Startup – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=514046
Disaster Recovery for Vms – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=502276
New Trends in Disaster Recovery for VMware (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11120
Disaster Recovery Solution Architecture for VMware (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11018
Tips and Tricks – Disaster Recovery in a Box (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11316
Successful Disaster Recovery Testing for Virtualized DR (VMWorld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11557 New – 5/8/08
Simply Addressing the DR Needs of Virtual Infrastructures (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11407 New – 5/8/08
Using Virtualization as a Recovery Platform (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11401 New – 5/8/08
A Practical Guide to Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery with VMware Infrastructure 3 – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/practical_guide_bcdr_vmb.pdf New – 8/30/08

Domain Controllers/Active Directory:
Virutalization of Active Directory – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=352424
Considerations when hosting Active Directory domain controller in virtual hosting environments – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888794
Virtualizing a Windows Active Directory Domain Infrastructure – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9710.pdf
How to detect and recover from a USN rollback in Windows 2003 Server: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885875/
How to detect and recover from a USN rollback in Windows 2000 Server: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875495/
P2Ving Domain Controllers – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=390630
Virtualize Domain Controllers or not? – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=81928&messageID=630985#630985
ESX Server Integration with Active Directory – http://blog.scottlowe.org/2006/05/01/esx-server-integration-with-active-directory/
How to use Active Directory to Identify and Track Virtual Machines – http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid94_gci1264524,00.html
ESX Server Integration with Active Directory – http://blog.scottlowe.org/2007/07/10/esx-server-ad-integration/ and http://blog.scottlowe.org/2006/05/01/esx-server-integration-with-active-directory/

Domino:
How to size Domino and Sametime systems for full production loads on VMware ESX Server – http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=203&uid=swg21267837
VMware product support information for IBM Lotus Domino-based server products – http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=203&uid=swg21106182
High CPU usage by router and poor performance of Domino under VMware – http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=203&uid=swg21252786
Domino poor performance with VI3 – http://communities.vmware.com/thread/102491?tstart=0
IBM/Lotus Domino licensing with virtual servers – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=94868
IBM Lotus Sametime Reference Architecture in a VI3 Environment – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/ibm_lotus_sametime_ref_arch_vi3_wp.pdf New – 5/1/08

Energy Savings:
Reducing Data Center Energy Costs with Virtualization – http://www.fusionstorm.com/pdf_files/ReducingDatacenterEnergyCosts_wp.pdf
Power and Cooling Savings Calculator – http://www.platespin.com/products/powerrecon/calculator.aspx
Virtualization – The Most Impactful Solution to Data Center Power Crisis – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/Energy_Efficiency_WP.pdf
Virtualization: The Best Initiative for Alleviating the Power Crisis in the Data Center – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMware_PowerCooling_savings_2007.02_040907.pdf
PG&E Energy Efficiency Program Datasheet – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/green_datasheet.pdf
Averting the IT Energy Crunch – http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/may2007/tc20070514_003603.htm?chan=top+news_top+news+index_businessweek+exclusives
Virtualization takes on the Data Center – http://www.informationweek.com/hardware/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=191901643
VMware’s Energy Savings Green Calculator – http://download3.vmware.com/media/calculator/green_calculator_640x412.swf New – 5/1/08
Virtualizing Sharepoint – How about saving 74% of your power? – http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2008/07/virtualizing-sh.html
New – 8/4/08

Exchange:
Deploying Microsoft Exchange in VMware Infrastructure – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/exchange_best_practices.pdf
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Performance on VMware ESX Server 3 – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/Virtualizing_Exchange2003.pdf
Virtualizing Exchange 2007 – The Final Frontier? (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11043
Exchange and SQL on ESX Server (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11659

ESX:
ESX Server Architecture (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11631
Disabling Web access on the ESX Server – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=59508&tstart=0
Changing the default web access page – http://servervirtualization.blogs.techtarget.com/2008/05/15/changing-the-default-web-access-page-in-vmware-vi3/ New – 6/24/08
Using SCP to Copy Files to or from an ESX Server System – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1918
Using SCP to Copy Files to or from an ESX Server System – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=599300??
ESX Server 3.0 Tips and Tricks – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9567.pdf
ESX Server 2 Best Practices – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx2_best_practices.pdf
Change VM swap file path – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=530426
Change VM swap file path – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_esx_resource_mgmt.pdf (Page 141)
Vmimages obsolete – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=503192
Vmimages obsolete – http://www.vmware.com/community/message.jspa?messageID=530228
3.0.1 restart bug – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=597633
3.0.1 restart bug – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=75462&tstart=0
Check whether ESX web service is started – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=564071
Mount USB device on ESX server – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=81707&messageID=629349#629349
Enabling Active Directory Authentication with ESX Server – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx3_esxcfg_auth_tn.pdf
Configuring Management Agents for ESX Server 3.0.1 – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx30_cfg_mgmt_tools.pdf
ESX Monitoring – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=335610
VMware ESX 3 CIFS network file system driver – http://89.105.41.70/sites/esx/default.aspx
How to regenerate SSL certificates in ESX 3 – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=614861
Scripted installs thread (Kickstart) – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=90424
Dual boot ESX/Windows – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=650812
Hostd, mgmt-vmware explanation – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=572225&#572225
3.0.2 upgrade threads – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=712207 and http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=712599
Remote Console for VM’s not working on ESX Server – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=46632
Upgrading from VC 2.0.x to VC 2.0.2 and ESX 3.0.x to 3.0.2 –  http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/docs/vmwdocs/esx-upgrading.pdf
ESX 3.x upgrade to 3.0.2 for dummies – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=98471
VI Client Cannot Open Remote Console Session on ESX Server 3.0 – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/749640
What does ESX stand for? – http://www.petri.co.il/forums/showthread.php?t=15206
How to change ESX host name – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=695774
Refresh DNS cache on ESX hosts – http://communities.vmware.com/message/733813
ESX 3.0.2 Update 1 FAQ – http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx302_update1_faq.html
ESX 3.0.2 Update 1 Release Notes – http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/releasenotes_esx302_update1.html
Tools Status is Reported Incorrectly After Host Upgrade to ESX Server 3.0.2 – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1002856
How to get VMware ESX virtual machine redundancy without VMware HA or vMotion – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1283958,00.html
How to script one VMware ESX virtual machine for failover – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1284061,00.html
In-depth ESX Server Service Console Partitioning and Provisioning – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1304551,00.html New – 5/1/08
Setting up a development environment up with VMware ESX, Virtual Center and a Windows iSCSI Target –  http://www.applicationdelivery.co.uk/blog/leew/getting-a-cheap-development-environment-up-with-vmware-esx-virtual-center-and-windows-iscsi/ New – 5/8/08
Rebooting an ESX Server host – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003530 New – 5/30/08
Investigating disk space on an ESX host – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003564 New – 5/30/08
mgmt-vmware restart script might not finish restarting the hostd – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1005566 New – 6/16/08
Best Practices for ESX Host Partitions – http://vmetc.com/2008/02/12/best-practices-for-esx-host-partitions/ New – 6/24/08
Partitioning local storage on a ESX host – http://virtualaleph.blogspot.com/2007/09/partitioning-local-storage-on-esx-host.html New – 9/04/08
Using AnywhereUSB to connect USB devices – http://www.digi.com/pdf/wp_ESXServer_AnywhereUSB.pdf New – 6/24/08
How to Create a Template in ESX without Virtual Centre – http://graycat.wordpress.com/2008/10/02/how-to-create-a-template-in-esx-without-virtual-centre/ New – 10/13/08

ESX 3i:
VMware ESX 3i: Technology Evolution, not Revolution –  http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1287013,00.html
VMware ESX 3i Guide – http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/docs/vmwdocs/Appendix_B_ESX3i.pdf New – 5/1/08
How to upload files to a VMware ESX 3i Server – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1303412,00.html New – 5/1/08
How to create your own bootable ESX 3i USB stick – http://www.veenema.net/index.php?Virtualization:HOW_TO%3A_Create_your_own_bootable_ESX_3i_usb_stick New – 5/8/08
Get full control over your ESXi server – http://www.run-virtual.com/?p=223 New – 6/24/08
VMware ESX Server 3i – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/ESX_Server_3i_presentation.pdf New – 8/04/08
The Architecture of VMware ESXi – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vmware_esxi_architecture_wp.pdf New – 8/04/08
Managing VMware ESXi – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vmware_esxi_management_wp.pdf New – 8/30/08
Getting Started with ESX Server 3i Installable – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3i_i/r35/vi3_35_25_3i_i_get_start.pdf New – 8/04/08
How do you install VMware ESXi – http://www.petri.co.il/how-do-you-install-vmware-esx-server-3i-esxi.htm New – 8/04/08
Webcast: VMware ESXi: The Easiest Way to Get Started with Virtualization – http://www.vmware.com/a/webcasts/details/127 New – 8/04/08
ESX 3.5i for Free and the Impact on Hyper-V and the SMB – http://mikedatl.typepad.com/mikedvirtualization/2008/07/esx-35i-for-fre.html New – 8/04/08
ESX 3.5i for free and the impact on Hyper-V and the SMB (my thoughts on Mike’s post) – http://it20.info/blogs/main/archive/2008/08/05/135.aspx New – 8/30/08
Building an ESX3i White Box: Enterprise Virtualization for Less – http://itsupportjournal.com/2008/06/25/building-an-esx3i-white-box-enterprise-virtualization-for-less/ New – 8/04/08
Vmtn Community Roundtable podcast – ESXi – http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2008/07/esxi-is-where-i.html New – 8/04/08
VMware ESX and ESXi comparison – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1006543 New – 8/04/08
Differences in Supported Networking Features Between ESX Server 3.5 and ESX Server 3i – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003345 New – 9/04/08
ESXi Tech Support Mode for Emergency Support – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003677 New – 9/04/08
How does VMware ESXi Server compare to ESX Server? – http://www.virtualizationadmin.com/articles-tutorials/vmware-esx-articles/general/vmware-esxi-server-compare-esx-server.html New – 8/30/08
PXE Boot ESX3i Installable Edition – http://www.vinternals.com/2008/01/pxe-boot-esx-3i.html New – 8/30/08
PXE Booting a Stateless ESXi Hypervisor – http://www.chriswolf.com/?p=182 New – 8/30/08
Boot ESXi from USB Storage – http://www.vminfo.nl/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/vminfonl-guide-create-an-esx-3i-usb-boot-key.pdf New – 8/30/08
ESXi 3 Server Hosts Without Swap Enabled Cannot be Added to an HA Cluster – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1004177 New – 8/30/08
HOW TO: ESXi and SSH – http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2008/08/10/howto-esxi-and-ssh/ New – 8/30/08
What’s the difference between free ESXi and licensed ESXi? – http://vmetc.com/2008/08/10/whats-the-difference-between-free-esxi-and-licensed-esxi/ New – 8/30/08
Disabling root login via SSH on VMware ESX 3i – http://www.ict-blog.nl/2008/08/13/vmware/disabling-root-access-via-ssh-on-vmware-esxi/ New – 8/30/08
Installing and Configuring ESXi (Pt. 1) – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1326038,00.html New – 8/30/08
Two ways to patch ESXi installable (Pt. 2) – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1325931,00.html New – 8/30/08

General:
Choosing between VMware Server and ESX Server – http://www.virtualization.info/2006/12/choosing-between-vmware-server-and-esx.html
VI3 Key Feature and Benefits Summary by Version – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi_key_features_benefits.pdf
VMware Versions compared – http://www.petri.co.il/virtual_vmware_versions_compared.htm
ESX Server, VirtualCenter, and GSX Server Compatibility – http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/releasenotes_esx301_vc201.html#beforebegin
Configuration Maximums for VMware Infrastructure 3 – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_301_201_config_max.pdf
Configuration Maximums for VMware ESX 2.5.x – http://www.ibm.qassociates.co.uk/vmware-esx-server-specs.htm
A Comparison of Software and Hardware Techniques for x86 Virtualization – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/asplos235_adams.pdf
Understanding Full Virtualization, Paravirtualization and Hardware Assist – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMware_paravirtualization.pdf
Virtualization-optimized architectures – http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=33
VI3 Monitoring – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=662390
Best Practices for Monitoring VMware – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=100551
VMware ESX Server: Scale Up or Scale Out? – http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpapers/pdfs/redp3953.pdf
Using VMware ESX Server with IBM WebSphere Application Server – http://www.vmware.com/partners/vmware/ESX_WAS_WP.pdf
VI Support Lifecycle FAQ – http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/vi_faq.html
Should VMware lower pricing of ESX Server? – http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid94_gci1271493,00.html
Virtualization Management – New Technologies and Standards (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11693
Operational Readiness – Five Steps to Success (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11153
100% Virtual – Debunking the Myths and Realities (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11121
The New Sprawl: Managing Virtual Server Environments – http://informationweekreports.com/analytics_novell.jhtml New – 6/16/08
VMware Infrastructure 3.5 Review Guide – http://www.virtualization.info/reviews/pdf/vi35_review.pdf New – 6/24/08
VMware Releases Update 2 for ESX 3.5 – http://vmblog.com/archive/2008/07/26/vmware-releases-update-2-for-esx-3-5.aspx New – 10/13/08

Getting Started – Learning:
An Introduction to Virtualization – http://softwarecommunity.intel.com/isn/downloads/virtualization/pdfs/An_Introduction_to_Virtualization.pdf
Introduction to ESX 3.0.1 and VirtualCenter 2.0.1 – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_intro_vi.pdf
Vmware Infrastructure Architecture Overview – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi_architecture_wp.pdf
Vmware Infrastructure 3 Customer FAQ – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_customer_faq.pdf
All-in-One Server Virtualization Beginners Guide – http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/guide/allInOneRG/0,296293,sid94_gci1269663_idx0_off1000,00.html

Getting Started – Justifying:
Breaking Down Barriers to VMware Technology Adoption (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11025
Critical Success Factors of Virtual Infrastructure Adoption (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11313
Innovative Uses and Benefits of using VMware Virtualization (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11315
Dispelling Virtualization Myths (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11632
Reducing Server Total Cost of Ownership with VMware Virtualization Software – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/TCO.pdf
VMware: Tool for Server Consolidation – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmware-dhbrown.pdf
Accelerate your ESX Deployment – http://www.glasshouse.com/whitepapers/wp_esxdeployment.pdf
Twenty-to-One Consolidation on Intel Architecture – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/Intel_Consolidation.pdf
VMware customer success stories – http://www.vmware.com/customers/stories/
TCO Calculator – http://www.vmware.com/products/vi/calculator.html
Virtual Machine Cost Calculator spreadsheet – http://www.vmware.com/community/servlet/JiveServlet/download/212-89613-678224-1071/vmoglator1.1.xls
Five considerations for a successful VMware deployment – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1298987,00.html New – 5/1/08
Getting the Green Light for Your Virtual Infrastructure – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11415 New – 7/13/08
Building a Real-Time Infrastructure with VMware Infrastructure 3 – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11411 New – 7/13/08
Making Business Sense of Virtualization – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11417 New – 7/13/08
Myths, Misconceptions, Half-Truths and Lies about Virtualization – http://techbuddha.wordpress.com/2008/09/26/myths-misconceptions-half-truths-and-lies-about-virtualization/ New – 10/13/08

Getting Started – Planning:
Building the Virtualized Enterprise with VMware Infrastructure – http://download.101com.com/techlibrary/vmware/vmware_building_virtualized_enterprise.pdf
Scaling your Virtual Infrastructure – Getting Started (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11119
Proven Virtualization Scalability with VMware Infrastructure 3 (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11684
The Anatomy of a Great Server Virtualization Solution (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11590
ESX Workload Analysis: Lessons Learned – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/adc9398.pdf
Getting the Right Fit: VMware ESX Workload Analysis – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2005/sln056.pdf
Which servers and applications are good virtualization candidates? – http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid94_gci1202105,00.html
Do not virtualize list – http://www.vmware.com/community/message.jspa?messageID=631816
Developing your Virtualization Strategy and Deployment Plan – http://www.glasshouse.com/whitepapers/wp_vmware.pdf
Server Consolidation with VMware ESX Server – http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpapers/pdfs/redp3939.pdf
Virtualization: Architectural Considerations and other Evaluation Criteria – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/virtualization_considerations.pdf
Virtualization hardware sizing (quick and dirty approach) – http://it20.info/blogs/main/archive/2007/11/26/83.aspx
VMware Capacity Planner Overview – http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=35
Using VMware Capacity Planner for ESX or VI3 – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1280568,00.html
Server selection and VMware: Physical boxes or virtual machines – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1280555,00.html
Capacity Planner 2.6 User Guide – https://optimize.vmware.com/support/CP-UserGuide.pdf New – 6/24/08
Proven Practice: Five successful people practices to succeed with virtualization – http://viops.vmware.com/home/docs/DOC-1042 New – 9/04/08

Getting Started – Implementing:
Tips and tricks for implementing infrastructure services on ESX server – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/tips_tricks_infrastructure_services.pdf
Virtual Infrastructure Implementation Best Practices From A to Z – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/adc0051.pdf
The Roadmap to Virtual Infrastructure: Practical Implementation Strategies – http://download3.vmware.com/elq/pdf/wp_roadmaptovirtualinfrastructure.pdf
File / Print / DNS Servers: Getting Started with Virtual Infrastructure – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/file_print_dns_wp.pdf
VMware VI3 on BladeCenter and System x Integrated with System i – http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpieces/pdfs/sg247408.pdf New – 6/16/08
Top Tips for Deploying VI, part 1 – http://blogs.vmware.com/vi/2008/07/top-tips-for-de.html New – 9/04/08
Top Tips for Deploying VI, part 2 – http://blogs.vmware.com/vi/2008/08/top-tips-for-de.html New – 9/04/08

HA/DRS/Resource Management:
Automating High Availability (HA) Services with Vmware HA – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmware_ha_wp.pdf
Effective DRS and HA in Production – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9413.pdf
Resource Management with Vmware DRS – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmware_drs_wp.pdf
Resource Management in Vmware ESX Server 3 – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9726.pdf
Resource Management Guide – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_301_201_resource_mgmt.pdf
Intel & AMD with HA & DRS – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=526615
Choosing the HA host destiantion – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=563006
Vmware HA with 2 ESX hosts – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=605107
Autostart and HA – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=76060
Knocking Out Downtime with Two Punches: VMotion & VMware HA – http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=45
A Practical Guide to HA – http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=29
HA restart order of VM’s with the same priority – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=664502
Make one VM out of many ESX hosts – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=734790 and http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=710425
Setting Failure and Isolation Detection Timeout and Multiple Isolation Response Addresses – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1002080
HA Technical Best Practices – http://kb.vmware.com/Platform/Publishing/attachments/1002080_fHA_Tech_Best_Practices.pdf
VMware HA Guidelines and Best Practices (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11016
What should trigger a HA event? – http://communities.vmware.com/thread/114735?tstart=0
HA Failover Capacity – http://www.vmwarewolf.com/ha-failover-capacity/
Virtual Machine Failure Monitoring – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35_25_vmha.pdf
Configuring VMware High Availability for your virtual servers needs – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1307920,00.html New – 5/1/08
VMware HA and DRS Capacity Planning – http://www.kingston.com/branded/pdf_files/HAnDRSCapacity_WP.pdf New – 5/8/08
So how exactly does HA’s admittance algorithm work? – http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2008/06/so-how-exactly.html New – 6/17/08
VMware HA Configuration Notes – http://blog.scottlowe.org/2008/07/11/vmware-ha-configuration-notes/ New – 7/15/08
DRS Performance and Best Practices – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/drs_performance_best_practices_wp.pdf New – 8/04/08
VM HA – service console networking, isolation behavior – http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2008/07/vm-ha—service.html New – 8/04/08
Service Console redundancy – http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2008/01/14/service-console-redundancy/ New – 8/04/08
HA Advanced Settings – http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2008/08/01/update-ha-advanced-options/ New – 10/13/08
Update: HA Advanced Options – http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2008/10/06/update-ha-advanced-options-2/ New – 10/13/08
HA network compliance check in VirtualCenter Update 3 – http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2008/10/07/release-notes-vc-u3/ New – 10/13/08
HA Network Compliance Check – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1006606 New – 10/13/08
After installation or upgrade to VirtualCenter 2.5.0 Update 2 an Incompatible HA Networks error is generated – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1006541 New – 10/13/08
das.allowNetwork where and when – http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2008/08/08/dasallownetwork-where-and-when/ New – 10/13/08
VMware High Availability – Concepts, Implementation and Best Practices – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMwareHA_twp.pdf New – 10/13/08

Hardware:
HP Management Agents for VMware ESX Server 3.x version 7.7.0 – http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/26407.html
HP Management Agents for VMware ESX Server 3.x version 7.8.0 – http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/27342.html
HP Management Agents for VMware ESX Server 3.x version 7.9.0 – http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/27853.html
Dell OpenManage 5.1 Agents for VMware – http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/OM_5.1_ISM_A00.ISO
Dell OpenManage 5.2 Agents for VMware – http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/OM_5.2.0_ISM_A00.ISO
Integrating HP SIM and HP OpenView to manage VMware ESX Server –  http://h71019.www7.hp.com/ActiveAnswers/downloads/Integrate_VMwareESX_HPSIM_OpenView.pdf
Production Consolidation using VMware and the AMD Opteron Processor – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/adc9743.pdf
IBM Insights in Sizing Hardware for Virtualization – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac4057.pdf
HP Virtualization Management Software – http://h18013.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantessentials/valuepack/vms/index.html
10K vs. 15K & iSCSI – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=75202
Best Practices using Vmware Virtual vSMP – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsmp_best_practices.pdf
Hardware recommendations to build a cheap ESX server – http://www.vmweekly.com/articles/hardware_recommendations_to_build_cheap_esx_server/1/
White box/Home ESX system – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=620124
ESX on non-supported hardware to learn with – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=77560
Community supported hardware/software for Vmware Infrastructure – http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/resources/communitysupport/
Change Windows 2003 from multi-processor to uni-processor – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=29415&tstart=0&start=0
VMware ESX Server: A comprehensive guide to how ESX virtualizes HP ProLiant servers – http://h20331.www2.hp.com/ActiveAnswers/downloads/vmwareESXserver_virtualize_ProLiant_1005.pdf
HP ProLiant server sizer for VMware ESX Server – http://h71019.www7.hp.com/activeanswers/cache/120132-0-0-0-121.html
IT Consolidation using VMware CapacityPlanner on HP ProLiant servers – http://h71019.www7.hp.com/ActiveAnswers/cache/70314-0-0-225-121.html?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN
Managing a Virtualized Proliant Environment – http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=18
HP VMware Platform Choice and Business Continuity – http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=17
Improving Economics of Blades with VMware – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmware_blades.pdf
Blade Server recommendations – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=653426
 http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=541048
 http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=554823
 http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=632827
 http://communities.vmware.com/thread/124674?tstart=0&start=0
 http://communities.vmware.com/message/940884?tstart=0#940884
VT Support – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=698516 and http://www.vmware.com/community/message.jspa?messageID=623351
VM accessing multiple hardware nodes – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=710425
Ramcheck application on ESX – http://xtravirt.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=106&Itemid=67
ESX Load Generator scripts – http://www.xtravirt.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=102&Itemid=67
Memtest86+ Download – http://www.memtest.org/#downiso
Hardware for Virtualization: How to get more from servers, HBA’s and more – http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid94_gci1283032,00.html
New Technology Directions in the Virtual Hardware Platform (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11051
Building a $500 VMware ESXi Host – http://mikedatl.typepad.com/mikedvirtualization/2008/10/building-a-500.html New – 10/13/08

Hyper-V vs. ESX:
Significant Networking Problem with Hyper-V – http://blog.scottlowe.org/2008/06/12/significant-networking-problem-with-hyper-v/
How VMware ESX performance trumps Hyper-V’s price – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/news/article/0,289142,sid179_gci1314298,00.html#
Hyper-V Quick Migration breaks network connections – http://vmwaretv.blip.tv/#800149
Weighing Hyper-V against VMware – http://weblog.infoworld.com/enterprisewindows/archives/2008/06/hyperv_gets_att.html
Why (or why not) switch from VMware to Hyper-V – http://servervirtualization.blogs.techtarget.com/2008/06/30/why-or-why-not-switch-from-vmware-to-hyper-v/
NIC bonding not in Hyper-V – http://virtualizationreview.com/blogs/weblog.aspx?blog=2296
A Look at Some VMware Infrastructure Architectural Advantages – http://blogs.vmware.com/virtualreality/2008/06/a-look-at-some.html
Microsoft Hyper-V Virtualization: Resistance is Futile (Almost) – http://www.dabcc.com/article.aspx?id=8029
Hyper-V goes RTM – Deep Impact – http://www.chriswolf.com/?p=168
Hyper-V talk around the virtual water cooler – http://weblog.infoworld.com/virtualization/archives/2008/06/hyperv_talk_aro.html
VMware: The Hyper-V assault is underway, but the war is a long one – http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=9227
Be Careful of What You Think you Need: Hyper-V vs. ESX Edition – http://www.realtime-windowsserver.com/virtualization/2008/04/be_careful_of_what_you_think_y.htm
Five Reasons Why VMware Virtualization is Better than Microsoft Hyper-V – http://www.dabcc.com/article.aspx?id=8105
COMPARISON: Microsoft vs. VMware – http://searchcio.techtarget.com.au/articles/24866-COMPARISON-Microsoft-vs-VMware
Microsoft vs. VMware: Rumble in the Virtual World – http://www.cio.com/article/433463/Microsoft_vs._VMware_Rumble_in_the_Virtual_World_/1
Hyper-V Not Yet Ready for Storage Prime Time – http://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/ipstorage/features/article.php/3758461 New – 9/04/08
Recipe for a Catchy Headline: Top ___ Reasons Why VMware is ___ (Fill in the blanks) – http://blogs.vmware.com/virtualreality/2008/07/recipe-for-a-ca.html New – 9/04/08
ESXi is easiest to install, even if you’re a Windows expert – http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2008/09/vmware-vmware-v.html New – 10/13/08
Hyper-V with Server Core — Too Dry and Crunchy for our Taste – http://blogs.vmware.com/virtualreality/2008/09/esxi-vs-hyper-v.html New – 10/13/08

Licensing:
Vmware licensing page – http://www.vmware.com/download/licensing.html
Server-based License File Checker – http://www.vmware.com/checklicense/
Pricing, Packaging & Licensing Overview – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi_pricing.pdf
Understanding VI3 Licensing: Server and Host-based licensing models – http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=1013698
Install License File – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=76518
Guest Licensing – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=81345&messageID=627156#627156
Microsoft Virtual Machine Technology FAQ – http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/highlights/virtualization/faq.mspx
Windows Server Virtualization Calculator – http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/howtobuy/licensing/calculator.mspx
Licensing Microsoft Server Products with Virtual Machine Technologies – http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/8/9/68964284-864d-4a6d-aed9-f2c1f8f23e14/virtualization_whitepaper.doc
Microsoft Server Version Feature Comparison – http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsserver/evaluate/features/compare.mspx
ESX single-CPU multi-core licensing – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=648327
Splitting 2 processor license between 2 single CPU servers – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=87871&messageID=669665#669665
IBM/Lotus Domino licensing with virtual servers – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=94868&tstart=0
VMware Multi-core Pricing & Licensing Policy – http://www.vmware.com/download/eula/multicore.html
VMware Single Processor Licensing Policy – http://www.vmware.com/download/eula/single_processor.html New – 5/1/08
Microsoft Virtualization Licensing and Distribution Terms – http://www.vmware.com/solutions/whitepapers/msoft_licensing_wp.html
Addendum to Microsoft Virtualization Licensing and Distribution Terms – http://www.vmware.com/solutions/whitepapers/msoft_addendum.html
Fun with virtualization and OEM installs – http://travisepperson.blogspot.com/2007/03/fun-with-virtualization-and-oem.html
vMotion violates Microsoft Server 2003 EULA – http://communities.vmware.com/thread/81320
Licensing Microsoft Server Products with Virtual Machine Technologies – http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/8/9/68964284-864d-4a6d-aed9-f2c1f8f23e14/virtualization_brief.doc
Microsoft Volume Activation 2.0 virtualization support document – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9893f83e-c8a5-4475-b025-66c6b38b46e3&DisplayLang=en
End of the Line For Licensing – http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=204400240
Difference between a License Administrator and Support Administrator – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003304
How to combine FlexLM License Files – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/8996281
Changes in licensing for VI3 Standard Edition When upgrading to VI 3.5 – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003301
Updates to your VMware VI3 Starter Licenses – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003299
How to License Microsoft’s Products (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11588
Microsoft Licensing FAQ – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/ms_licensing_faqs.pdf New – 5/1/08
Installing ESX Server Licenses – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1001383 New – 6/16/08
Not enough licenses installed – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1005265 New – 6/16/08

Linux:
Getting a DHCP Address in a Red Hat Linux Virtual Machine – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/977
Redhat Virtual Machines can hang due to Red Hat Network Monintor problems – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1002741
Windows to Linux roadmap – http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-roadmap.html
Install Vmware Tools in a Linux VM under ESX Server 3.x – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/5242329
From DOS/Windows to Linux HowTo – http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/DOS-Win-to-Linux-HOWTO.html
Universal Command Guide for Operating Systems – http://www.allcommands.com/
CTDP Linux User’s Guide – http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/linux/usersguide/
Linux Resource Guide – http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/linux/
Linux knowledge required? – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=625255 and http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=628551
Alphabetical Directory of Linux Commands – http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/cmd/
Unix/Linux Help – http://www.computerhope.com/unix.htm
Linux Directory strucure – http://linux.omnipotent.net/article.php?article_id=9027 New – 9/04/08

Memory:
Host Mem and Guest Mem % – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=620581??
Memory Resource Management in VMWare ESX Server – http://www.stanford.edu/~stinson/cs240/cs240_1/revs/esx.txt
The Role of Memory in ESX Server 3 – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx3_memory.pdf
Memory resource management in Vmware ESX Server – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/usenix_resource_mgmt.pdf
Understanding memory usage in Windows 2000 – http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/tips/w2mem.mspx
Operating System Extensions to Support Host Based Virtual Machines – http://www.eecs.umich.edu/techreports/cse/2002/CSE-TR-465-02.pdf
Memory performance – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=65293
Memory Shares/Limits/Reservations – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=73411
RAM, Virtual Memory, Pagefile and all that stuff – http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=555223
Understanding the Impact of RAM on Overall System Performance – http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Understanding-Impact-RAM-Overall-System-Performance.html
RAM, Virtual Memory, Pagefile and all that stuff – http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/WindowsGeneralWeb/RAMVirtualMemoryPageFileEtc.htm
Pagefile thread – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=79080&messageID=617876#617876
Resizing Memory With Balloons and Hotplug – https://ols2006.108.redhat.com/reprints/schopp-reprint.pdf
Memory Limits – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=632903 and http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=86075&messageID=653429#653429
The 3GB-not-4GB RAM problem – http://blogs.msdn.com/hiltonl/archive/2007/04/13/the-3gb-not-4gb-ram-problem.aspx
Service Console Memory Usage on VM’s – ESX 2.5 vs. ESX 3 – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=48409&start=20&tstart=0
Large memory support is available in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows 2000 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283037
A description of the 4 GB RAM Tuning feature and the Physical Address Extension switch – http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/291988
Memory Provisioning Recommendations for VI3 –  http://www.kingston.com/branded/pdf_files/Memory_Provisioning_Recommendations_VI3.pdf
Understanding Host and Guest memory usage – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11638
Memory Parity Errors – Causes and Suggestions – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/101272 New – 5/1/08
Memory Optimization – http://communities.vmware.com/thread/143828 New – 6/16/08
Server Memory Power Consumption & Capacity Planning (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11601 New -7/15/08

Networking – General:
VMware Virtual Networking Concepts – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/virtual_networking_concepts.pdf
VI3 Networking – Concepts and Components (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11280
VI3 Networking – Advanced Configurations and Troubleshooting (VMWorld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11647 New – 5/1/08
High Performance Virtualized I/O in 10 Gigabit Ethernet Era (VMWorld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11650 New – 5/1/08
Networking Virtual Machines – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/TAC9689-A.pdf
Networking Scenarios & Troubleshooting – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9689-b.pdf
ESX3 Networking Internals – http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=41
High Performance ESX Networking – http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=43
Network Throughput in a Virtual Infrastructure – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx_network_planning.pdf
How To Configure Networking from the Service Console Command Line – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1000258
Integrating Virtual Machines into the Cisco Data Center Architecture – http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/solution/vmware.pdf
Severe Network Performance Issues – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=77227
ESX Server 3.0.2 Ping Latency – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=97117
How to Configure Windows Server 2003 as a Router – http://www.petri.co.il/configure-windows-2003-server-exchange-rip-cisco-router.htm
HA excessive number of open TCP/UDP ports required – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=539588
Troubleshooting Slow Virtual Web Servers – http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/expert/KnowledgebaseAnswer/0,289625,sid94_gci1281020,00.html New – 5/1/08
Performance Comparison of Virtual Network Devices – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/perf_comparison_virtual_network_devices_wp.pdf New – 5/1/08
Networking Performance in VMware ESX Server 3.5 –  http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/ESX_networking_performance.pdf New – 5/1/08
Server Virtualization – Network Implications and Best Practices – http://www.cisco.com/web/BE/learn_events/pdfs/Server_Virtualization.pdf New – 5/1/08
VMware Infrastructure 3 in a Cisco Network Environment – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vmi_cisco_network_environment.pdf New – 6/17/08
Testing port connectivity with the Telnet command – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003487 New – 6/17/08
Determining if a port is in use – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003971 New – 6/17/08
ESX Server host or virtual machines have intermittent or no network connectivity – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1004109 New – 6/17/08

Networking – Firewall:
Firewall Configurations for Backup Clients on ESX Server 3 – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35_25_vcb_firewalls.pdf New – 5/1/08
3rd party software and the new Service Console Firewall – http://kb.vmware.com/KanisaPlatform/Publishing/302/2143_f.SAL_Public.html
Firewall and Netbackup – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=477399
Esxcfg-firewall – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/labs2006/vmworld.06.lab05-SECURITY-MANUAL-APPENDIX.pdf

Networking – vSwitch:
Rename a vSwitch – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=80075 and http://www.vmweekly.com/ask_an_expert/how_can_I_rename_a_virtual_switch/1/
Enabling Netflow on Virtual Switches – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35_25_netflow.pdf New – 5/1/08
Configuring and Troubleshooting N-Port ID Virtualization – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35_25_npiv_config.pdf New – 5/1/08
Physical Switch Load Balancing – http://virtrix.blogspot.com/2006/11/vmware-switch-load-balancing.html
Using VMware: Understanding the Virtual Switch – http://www.virtualizationadmin.com/articles-tutorials/vmware-esx-articles/installation-deployment/vmware-understanding-virtual-switch.html New – 10/13/08

Networking – NIC:
Network cards – Used Auto or Fixed Speed and Duplex – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=568366
How to identify a physical NIC – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=662139
Which physical NIC is being used by a VM – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=591252
Setting gigabit NIC’s to Auto/Auto – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=568366
Vmnic renumbering – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=477265 and http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=551433
Changing Service Console NIC IP Address – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=81427 and http://kb.vmware.com/kb/4309499
Change service console NIC’s – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=565489
Second Service Console NIC – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=536518
Which NIC is used in cold migration – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=555404
Duplex Mismatch Primer – http://www.happyrouter.com/content/view/32/1/
Multi-NIC Performance in ESX 3.0.1 and XenEnterprise 3.2.0 – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/Multi-NIC_Performance.pdf
Service Console and Vmotion NIC sharing – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=146348
Why do network hint ranges for NIC’s using VLAN tagging keep changing – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=678394 and http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=503421
VM Summary Page General showing other NIC IP Address  – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=84784
Configure multiple IP addresses to a NIC in Linux – http://handsonhowto.com/virt.html
Configure a static MAC address for a VM – http://virtrix.blogspot.com/2007/04/vmware-configuring-static-mac-address.html
Virtual MAC Tool (configuration) – http://www.run-virtual.com/?page_id=173
NIC Teaming 802.3ad – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx2_NIC_Teaming.pdf
ESX 3.0.1/NIC Teaming/802.3ad/Aggregrating Bandwidth – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=506538
ESX Server Requirements for Link Aggregation – http://kb.vmware.com/selfservicekb/1001938
802.3ad with IP Hash in ESX will increase bandwidth – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=682252
NIC Teaming Load Balancing Policy – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=463074
Can a VM use more then one physical NIC on a vSwitch – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=632932
Bonding NIC’s on a VM – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=561718
Aggregate multiple NIC’s into a single pipe – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=83099
Changing the MAC address of a virtual machine – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/507
How To Configure Networking from the Service Console Command Line – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1000258 New – 6/17/08
Verifying ESX Server host networking configuration on the service console – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003796 New – 6/17/08
VI Client loses connectivity to the ESX Server Host after you add a new network adapter – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2243
Best Practice Recommendation: Use Cisco Link-State Tracking to Detect Switch Failure – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/10098 New – 6/17/08
Verifying the integrity of the physical network adapter – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003686 New – 6/17/08
How do you disable a vmnic? – http://communities.vmware.com/thread/51435 New – 6/17/08
Understanding NIC Utilization in VMware ESX – http://blog.scottlowe.org/2008/07/16/understanding-nic-utilization-in-vmware-esx/ New – 10/13/08
Choosing a Network Adapter for Your Virtual Machine – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1001805 New – 10/13/08
Implementing Microsoft Network Load Balancing (NLB) in a Virtualized Environment – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/implmenting_ms_network_load_balancing.pdf New – 10/13/08

Networking – VLAN/802.1Q:
VMware ESX Server 3 802.1Q VLAN Solutions – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx3_vlan_wp.pdf
Configuring VLAN’s in VMware Infrastructure 3 – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1280449,00.html
VLAN Configuration on VI3: VST, EST VGT Tagging Tips – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1283036,00.html New – 5/1/08
VLAN Trunking – Do Rewards Outweigh the Risks – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=29466
ESX Server, NIC Teaming and VLAN Trunking – http://blog.scottlowe.org/2006/12/04/esx-server-nic-teaming-and-vlan-trunking/

Oracle:
Oracle by Example – Oracle Database 10g on VMware/RAC – http://www.oracle.com/technology/obe/obe10gdb_vmware/index.html
Oracle licensing – http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid94_gci1277596,00.html?track=NL-655&ad=610107&asrc=EM_USC_2423734&uid=75240
Oracle 10g and VMware – http://communities.vmware.com/message/647592
VMware and Oracle – http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/oracle.html
Using ESX Server and VirtualCenter to Reduce Oracle Real Application Clusters Deployment Costs and Cycle Times – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx_vc_oracle.pdf
RACing ahead with Oracle on VMware Series – Part 1 – http://www.databasejournal.com/features/oracle/article.php/3560016
RACing ahead with Oracle on VMware Series – Part 2 – http://www.databasejournal.com/features/oracle/article.php/3561156
Oracle RAC: How shared storage works on VMware – Part 1 – http://www.databasejournal.com/features/oracle/article.php/3686461
Oracle RAC: How shared storage works on VMware – Part 2 – http://www.databasejournal.com/features/oracle/article.php/3690806
Oracle RAC: How shared storage works on VMware – Part 3 – http://www.databasejournal.com/features/oracle/article.php/3691806
Installation gotchas for Oracle Linux , Oracle RAC 10gR2 and VMware ESX 3.0.1 – http://www.databasejournal.com/features/oracle/article.php/3666476
Oracle 10g RAC On Linux Using VMware Server – http://www.oracle-base.com/articles/10g/OracleDB10gR2RACInstallationOnCentos4UsingVMware.php
Ten Reasons Why Oracle Databases Run Best on VMware – http://blogs.vmware.com/performance/2007/11/ten-reasons-why.html
Oracle VM FAQ – http://www.oracle.com/technologies/virtualization/docs/ovm-faq.pdf
Getting started with Oracle in VMware – http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-2150
Virtualize your Oracle Landscape – http://vmware.com/partners/virtualize_oracle_landscape.html
Virtualizing Oracle (Vmworld 2007)- http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11652
VMware and Oracle Core Technology – Current State (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11653
Making Local Expertise Global (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11418
VMware support for Oracle – http://communities.vmware.com/thread/113051
Oracle restricting app support to it’s own virtualization platform – http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9046998
Oracle attempts to clear up lingering virtualization confusion – http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9049038

Deployment of Oracle Peoplesoft HCM on VMware Infrastructure – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/partners/VMware_Oracle_PeopleSoft_HRM_deployment_guide.pdf
VMware and Oracle Databases Software Solutions Deployment Guide – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/customers/07Q2_OracleDatabasesSoftwareSolutionsDeployment_wp_tiff_061207v2.pdf
Deployment of Oracle E-Business Suite on VMware Infrastructure – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/customers/VMwareandOracleEBSDeploymentGuideFINAL.pdf
Best Practices for Siebel Deployment on VMware Infrastructure – http://www.vmware.com/filed/pdf/customers/BestPracticesforSiebelDeploymentonVMwareInfrastructureFINAL.pdf
Oracle Database Scalability in VMware ESX – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/Oracle_Scaling_in_ESX_Server.pdf New – 6/17/08

Patches:
Patch Management for ESX Server 3 – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx3_esxupdate.pdf
Patch Management for ESX Server 3.5 – http://vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_esxupdate.pdf New – 6/17/08
VI3 Upgrade and Patching – http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=54
Download – http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/index.html
ESX patches – http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/vi3_patches.html#c4310
Virtual Center 2.0.1 Patch2 – http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/vc-201-200702-patch.html
Autopatching ESX host – http://virtrix.blogspot.com/2007/03/vmware-autopatching-your-esx-host.html
Patching and updating Vmware ESX Server 3 – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9858.pdf
Automated download of ESX patches – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=600341
Patch Script: – http://www.vmprofessional.com/material/esx-autopatch.pl
Pre-compiled patchlist.txt – http://www.vmprofessional.com/material/3.0.1/patchlist.txt and http://www.vmprofessional.com/material/3.0.0/patchlist.txt
Patch order – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=80531 and http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=80296
VMTS Patch Manager – http://www.vmts.net/VMTSPatchManager.htm
3.0.1 mgmt-vmware/auto startup bug fix – http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-7557441-patch.html
VMware ESX Server 3.0.x Build Number Differences Between Patched Components – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1001179
How to update your ESX Server using esxupdate – http://www.petri.co.il/update-vmware-esx-esxupdate.htm
The Art of Patching your Virtual Infrastructure (Part 1) – http://www.virtualizationadmin.com/articles-tutorials/vmware-esx-articles/general/art-patching-virtual-infrastructure-part1.html New – 10/13/08
Best Practices for Patching VMware ESX/ESXi – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/esx_patching_best_practices.pdf New – 10/13/08

Performance:
VMware ESX Server guest performance tips Pt .1 – http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid94_gci1231666,00.html
VMware ESX Server guest performance tips Pt. 2 – http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid94_gci1231917,00.html
VMware ESX Server guest performance tips Pt. 3 – http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid94_gci1235138,00.html
Top 12 ways to Improve Guest Server Performance under VMware ESX Server – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/mdc9700.pdf
Tuning Windows Server 2003 – http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpapers/pdfs/redp3943.pdf
Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2003 – http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/0/2800a518-7ac6-4aac-bd85-74d2c52e1ec6/tuning.doc
Linux Performance and Tuning Guidelines – http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpieces/pdfs/redp4285.pdf
Performance Tuning for VI3 – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9872.pdf
Performance Troubleshooting – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/labs2006/vmworld.06.lab04-PERFORMANCE-MANUAL.pdf
Performance Tuning Best Practices for ESX Server 3 – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi_performance_tuning.pdf
ESX Server 3.0 Tips and Tricks – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9567.pdf
VMware Infrastructure 3 – Best Practices for Performance (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11048
Performance Monitoring and Capacity Planning – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/adc0199.pdf
A Performance Comparison of Hypervisors – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/hypervisor_performance.pdf
Using esxtop to troubleshoot performance problems – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx2_using_esxtop.pdf
What does %EXTRA mean on CPU Statistics? – http://www.vmware.com/community/message.jspa?messageID=664407
ESX Workload Analysis: Lessons Learned – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/adc9398.pdf
ESX Server 2 Architecture and Performance Implications – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx2_performance_implications.pdf
ESX Server 2 Performance and Resource Management for CPU-Intesive Workloads – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/ESX2_CPU_Performance.pdf
ESX Server 2 Performance Tips and Tricks – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx_performance_tips_tricks.pdf
ESX Server 2 Storage Subsystem Performance in ESX Server: Buslogic vs. LSI Logic – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/ESX2_Storage_Performance.pdf
Performance Trends (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11050
Performance Aspects of x86 Virtualization (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11685
VMware ESX Server Storage Performance – A Scalability Study (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11603
Understanding Performance in a Virtualized Environment (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11049 New – 6/17/08
Interpreting Performance Statistics in VI3 (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11682 New – 6/17/08
VMware ESX Server: Best Practices for Performance –  https://140.110.8.180/king/modules/userupload/upload/ets2007/vmware.13.pdf
SPECweb2005 Performance on ESX Server 3.5 – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/specweb_perf_final.pdf
Performance of VMware® VMI – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/VMware_VMI_performance.pdf
What’s New in VMware Infrastructure 3: Performance Enhancements – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vi3_performance_enhancements_wp.pdf
Large Page Performance – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/large_pg_performance.pdf
VM Performance Monitoring and Logging – http://communities.vmware.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/702886-1575/NEVMUG071907.pdf New – 6/17/08
Virtual Platform Performance Benchmarking with VMmark (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11005 New – 6/17/08
Performance Monitoring and Analysis – http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-3930 New – 6/24/08
Performance Tuning – Tips and Experiences from the Field (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11469 New – 6/24/08
Performance Benchmarking in Virtual Environments (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11468 New – 6/24/08
Storage Performance Analysis and Monitoring – http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-5490 New – 10/13/08
VirtualCenter Performance Counters – http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-5600 New – 10/13/08
Counters for Disk Performance –  http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vc-sdk/visdk25pubs/ReferenceGuide/disk.html New – 10/13/08
Scalable Storage Performance – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/scalable_storage_performance.pdf New – 10/13/08
Performance Best Practices and Benchmarking Guidelines – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/VI3.5_Performance.pdf New – 10/13/08

PowerShell:

Remote CLI:
Download – http://www.vmware.com/download/download.do?downloadGroup=VI-RCLI New – 5/1/08
Importing the VMware Infrastructure Remote CLI virtual appliance – http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/virtualization-pro/importing-the-vmware-infrastructure-remote-cli-virtual-appliance New – 5/1/08
Using VMware’s remote command line interface with ESX 3i – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1306901,00.html New – 5/1/08
Remote Command-Line Interface Installation and Reference Guide – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35u2/vi3_35_25_u2_rcli.pdf New – 10/13/08

RTFM Guides:
Upgrade Guide to ESX 3 and VirtualCenter 2 – http://www.rtfm-ed.eu/docs/vmwdocs/esx3.x-vc2-upgradeguide.pdf
Guide to ESX 3 Service Console – http://www.rtfm-ed.eu/docs/vmwdocs/esx3.x-vc2.x-serviceconsole-guide.pdf
Guide to ESX 2.x Administration I – http://www.rtfm-ed.eu/docs/vmwdocs/admin-01-esx2.x.pdf
Guide to ESX 2.x Administration II – http://www.rtfm-ed.eu/docs/vmwdocs/admin-02-esx2.x.pdf
Beyond the Manual – VMware ESX 2.x – http://www.rtfm-ed.eu/docs/vmwdocs/esx2.x-beyondthemanual.pdf
ESX 2.x Service Console Quick Command-Line Guide – http://www.rtfm-ed.eu/docs/vmwdocs/esx2.x-serviceconsolecommands.pdf
Guide to vCenter 1.x Administration – http://www.rtfm-ed.eu/docs/vmwdocs/admin-vcenter1.2.pdf

Running ESX/ESXi inside a Virtual Machine
Running ESX as a Workstation guest – http://vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=67254
Guide to installing ESX 3 on Workstation 6 – http://www.xtravirt.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=75&func=fileinfo&id=9 and http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=86877&tstart=0
HOWTO-48minutes-InstallESXi35Update2 – http://www.screencast.com/users/pbraren/folders/Default/media/0b7d611d-b8b3-4806-9dc6-0a13d5357e58
HOWTO-100minutes-InstallESXi35Update2 – http://www.screencast.com/users/pbraren/folders/Default/media/71befa8f-0f57-4810-88e8-ff02180181d6
VI3.5 in a box – ESX3.5 on Workstation 6.5 BETA (build 99530) – http://knowledge.xtravirt.com/white-papers/index.php?option=com_remository&func=download&id=19&chk=a10d2657faf7069b455e6afc9c721de9&no_html=1 New – 10/13/08
Running VMware ESX 3.5 and ESXi in Workstation on your desktop PC – http://vmwarevideos.com/running-vmware-esx-35-and-esxi-in-workstation-on-your-desktop-pc New – 10/13/08
Run ESX in a VM just for Fun – http://www.delltechcenter.com/page/VMware+Virtual+Infrastructure+Test+Environment New – 10/13/08

Scripting:
Simplifying Administration with Scripting APIs – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/labs2006/vmworld.06.lab12-Scripting.VI3-MANUAL.pdf
Discover and Disconnect CD-Rom and Floppy Devices script – http://www.run-virtual.com/files/host_maintenance_device_check.zip
List all VM’s in a Cluster script – http://www.run-virtual.com/files/vms_list_cluster.zip
How to VI Perl Toolkit on Windows – http://www.run-virtual.com/?page_id=150
Managing your Virtualization through the VMware API’s (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11689
Using the VIX API (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11691
Managing VI3 with Windows PowerShell (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11465
Managing VMware with PowerShell FAQ – http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-4210 New – 5/1/08
Getting Started with VMware’s PowerShell Toolkit – http://www.rtfm-ed.eu/docs/vmwdocs/whitepaper-powershell.pdf New – 6/17/08

Scripting VMware getting easier – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1280391,00.html
Leveraging the VI3 SDK with .NET – Part One –http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1277590,00.html
Leveraging the VI3 SDK with .NET – Part Two – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1277591,00.html
Beginner’s Guide to the VMware Infrastructure Perl Toolkit (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11690
Introducing Monet – http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/virtualization-pro/introducing-monet/
VI 3.5 Plugin and Extension Programming Guide – http://www.lostcreations.com/downloads/vmware/viplugins/vi3progplugin-rev1.3.pdf New – 5/1/08
Virtual Disk API Programming Guide – http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vddk/VirtualDiskAPIprogramming.pdf New – 5/1/08
VI3 SDK – Performance Counters – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/technote_PerformanceCounters.pdf New – 10/13/08

Security – Compliance:
Auditing your Compliance to Security Policy – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=98451
Surviving Regulatory Compliance in the Virtual Infrastructure – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/adc9521.pdf
PCI Knowledgebase – http://www.knowpci.com New – 5/1/08
How Server Virtualization Impacts Data Security and PCI Compliance – http://www.safenet-inc.com/email/webinar/pci/2008_Virtualizaiton_Webinar.htm New – 5/1/08
PCI DSS 1.1 Security Standard – https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/pdfs/pci_audit_procedures_v1-1.pdf New – 5/1/08
How to Achieve Security and Satisfy Compliance (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11461 New – 6/17/08
Best Practices for Surviving Regulatory Compliance (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11450 New – 6/17/08

Security – DMZ:
DMZ & VLANs – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=347532
ESX & DMZ – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=233918
ESX & DMZ – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=344471
ESX VM’s in the DMZ – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?forumID=21&threadID=19402
Setting up a DMZ – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=682595
ESX DMZ Cluster Design – http://www.ozvms.com/content/view/226/9/ New – 6/17/08
DMZ Virtualization with VMware Infrastructure – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/dmz_virtualization_vmware_infra_wp.pdf New – 6/17/08
Proven Practice: Choosing a DMZ Strategy – http://viops.vmware.com/home/docs/DOC-1061 New – 10/13/08

Security – ESX Host:
CIS ESX Server 3.x Security Benchmark – http://www.cisecurity.org/tools2/vm/CIS_VMware_ESX_Server_Benchmark_v1.0.pdf
How to secure your VMware ESX Server – http://www.petri.co.il/secure-vmware-esx-server.htm
ESX Console Security – http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=37
ESX3 Security Banner at Console Login – http://www.xtravirt.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=67&Itemid=65
Local console and putty session timeout – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=383046
Anti-virus protection for Service Console – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=700835
VI3 Securing and Monitoring – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/labs2006/vmworld.06.lab05-SECURITY-MANUAL-APPENDIX.pdf
Security Hardening and Monitoring of VI3 (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/static/sessions/2007/LAB05.html New – 5/1/08
ESX Server Security Technical Implentation Guide – http://iase.disa.mil/stigs/stig/esx_server_stig_v1r1_final.pdf New – 6/24/08
Tripwire ConfigCheck – http://www.tripwire.com/configcheck/index.cfm New – 6/24/08

Security – General:
Security Design of the Vmware Infrastructure 3 Architecture – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_security_architecture_wp.pdf
Vmware Infrastructure 3 Security Hardening – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_security_hardening_wp.pdf
How to find and fix 10 real security threats on your virtual servers – http://www.cio.com/article/154950
Security in a Virtualized Environment (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11276
Security Architecture Design and Hardening VI3 (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11047
Vmware as a secure and leak resistant sandbox environment – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=66085
VMware’s Security Response Policy – http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/security_response.html
Vmware and NSA – http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/nsa_pr.html
ESX Security White Paper – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx2_security.pdf
Can virtualization be trusted for security? – http://advosys.ca/viewpoints/2006/04/virtualization-insecurity/
Windows Server 2003 Security Guide – http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/prodtech/windowsserver2003/w2003hg/sgch00.mspx
Virtualization security benefits and drawbacks – http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid94_gci1256263,00.html
VI3 Security Risk Assessment Template – http://www.xtravirt.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=85&Itemid=88
Virtualization Security Playbook – http://www.bluelane.com/lib/pdfs/Secure_Virtualization_Playbook.pdf
Does Virtualization subvert security? – http://servervirtualization.blogs.techtarget.com/2007/10/25/does-virtualization-decrease-security/
Virtualization Security – http://kerneltrap.org/OpenBSD/Virtualization_Security
VM Escape Publicized at SANSFire 2007 – http://www.foolmoon.net/cgi-bin/blog/index.cgi?mode=viewone&blog=1185593255
Can a virus escape a VM image – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=646013
Escaping from the virtualization cave – http://www.pauldotcom.com/2007/07/31/escaping_from_the_virtualizati.html
Being escorted out of the cave – http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2007/08/being-escorted-.html
Breaking out of the Guest OS – http://communities.vmware.com/thread/72180?tstart=0
VMware ESX Security Concerns – http://communities.vmware.com/thread/107661?tstart=0
ESX Security – http://communities.vmware.com/thread/108662?tstart=0
Security Implications of the Virtual Data Center – http://www.malanmurphy.com/Security_Implications_of_the_Virtual.pdf New – 5/1/08
Virtualization and Enterprise Configuration Policy Compliance (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11480 New – 6/24/08
Using the Secure Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) with VI3 (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11680 New – 6/24/08

Security – Hacking:
Subverting the Windows Kernel for Fun and Profit – http://invisiblethings.org/papers/joanna%20rutkowska%20-%20subverting%20vista%20kernel.ppt
On the Cutting Edge: Thwarting Virtual Machine Detection – http://handlers.sans.org/tliston/ThwartingVMDetection_Liston_Skoudis.pdf
Detecting the Presence of Virtual Machines Using the Local Data Table – http://www.offensivecomputing.net/files/active/0/vm.pdf
Attacks on Virtual Machine Emulators – http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/reference/Virtual_Machine_Threats.pdf
Analysis of the Intel Pentium’s Ability to Support a Secure Virtual Machine Monitor – http://www.cs.nps.navy.mil/people/faculty/irvine/publications/2000/VMM-usenix00-0611.pdf
Virtual Machine Monitors – http://www.trapkit.de/research/vmm/index.html
Compatibility is Not Transparency: VMM Detection Myths and Realities – http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~jfrankli/hotos07/vmm_detection_hotos07.pdf
An Empirical Study into the Security Exposure to Hosts of Hostile Virtualized Environments – http://taviso.decsystem.org/virtsec.pdf
Hardware Virtualization Rootkits – http://www.theta44.org/software/HVM_Rootkits_ddz_bh-usa-06.pdf
The Four Horsemen of the Virtualization Security Apocalypse – http://rationalsecurity.typepad.com/blog/2008/04/the-four-horsem.html New – 5/1/08

Security – Networking:
ESX Security Console (vSwitch) Issue – http://communities.vmware.com/thread/107653
Virtual Switch Security – http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid94_gci1244407,00.html
802.1Q VLAN Security Report – http://www.sans.org/resources/idfaq/vlan.php
Epiphany: For Network/InfoSec Folks, the Virtualization Security Awareness Problem All Starts With the vSwitch… – http://rationalsecurity.typepad.com/blog/2007/09/epiphany-the-vi.html
Keeping your Vmotion Traffic Secure – http://blogs.vmware.com/security/2008/02/keeping-your-vm.html New – 5/1/08

Security – Storage:
Vmware’s ticking storage time bomb – http://www.techworld.com/opsys/features/index.cfm?fuseaction=displayfeatures&featureid=2257&page=1&pagepos=1
Security Hole with Vmware in SAN Installations – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=352088
Vmware ESX Server – Providing LUN Security – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx_lun_security.pdf

Security – Virtual Machine:
CIS Virtual Machine Security Benchmark – http://www.cisecurity.org/tools2/vm/CIS_VM_Benchmark_v1.0.pdf
Improving VM Security: Best Practices – http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid94_gci1259250,00.html

Service Console:
Common Linux commands on the service console – http://www.vmts.net/article/linuxcommand.htm
Command Line Interface Tips and Tricks for Vmware ESX Server 2 and 3 – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9685.pdf
Third-Party Software in the Service Console – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx_3p_scvcons.pdf
Locking server console – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=383046
Send mail from Service Console – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=575650
Working with the new ESX 3 Service Console – http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=22
Accessing VMware ESX Server 3 securely using SSH and SUDO – http://www.xtravirt.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=75&func=fileinfo&id=10
Enabling Root SSH Logins on ESX Server 3 – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/8375637 New – 6/24/08
B2V Guide to VMware ESX Server3 – http://www.b2v.co.uk/b2vguide2vmware3.htm
Create your own custom boot screen – http://www.systemsarchitech.com/article/33/create-your-own-custom-boot-image
Command Line Tools for Scripting and Snapshots – http://www.xtravirt.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=75&func=fileinfo&id=14
Guide to VMware Vimsh – http://www.xtravirt.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=75&func=fileinfo&id=4
Guide to VMware Vimsh Part 2 http://www.xtravirt.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=75&func=fileinfo&id=6
Checking for resource starvation of the ESX Server service console – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003496 New – 6/24/08
Increasing the amount of RAM assigned to the ESX Server service console – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003501 New – 6/24/08
Verifying that the Secure Shell Daemon is running on an ESX Server host – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003906 New – 6/24/08
Unable to connect to an ESX Server host using Secure Shell (SSH) – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003807 New – 6/24/08

Site Recovery Manager:
SRM failback – what’s the scoop? – http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2008/08/a-few-technic-2.html New – 10/13/08

Snapshots:
Snapshots take long time to commit – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=74669
Snapshots take long time to commit – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=584324
Snapshots take long time to commit – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=73553
Beware the long snapshot – http://www.vmwarez.com/2006/11/beware-long-snapshot.html
Snapshot directory – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=554703
Vmotion with snapshots – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=632322
Snapshot location – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=414743
Snapshot disk space and growth – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=85409&messageID=649362
Finding snapshots – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=597517
What is a snapshot – http://www.petri.co.il/virtual_vmware_snapshot.htm
Finding snapshots – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=597517&#597517
What is a snapshot – http://www.petri.co.il/virtual_vmware_snapshot.htm
Deleting snapshots requires extra diskspace to complete – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=720965
Remove snapshots script – http://communities.vmware.com/thread/84497
Recover from expanded disk with existing snapshot or corrupted snapshots – http://www.utilitycomputing.com.cn/?p=120 New – 5/1/08
How VMware Snapshots work – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1310147,00.html New – 5/1/08
Deleting virtual machine snapshots without wasting disk space – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1311854,00.html New – 5/1/08
Troubleshooting VMware Snapshots – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1313833,00.html New – 6/24/08
Snapshot Technology Overview – http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/tivoli/library/t-snaptsm1/index.html New – 5/1/08
Implementation and Performance Evaluation of Two Snapshot Methods on iSCSI Target Storages – http://www.ele.uri.edu/Research/hpcl/2006/MSST.pdf New – 5/1/08
Troubleshooting timeout issue when committing a large snapshot – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1002308 New – 6/24/08
After cold migration on ESX Server, virtual disk with snapshot has the wrong CID – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1005228 New – 6/24/08

SQL Server:
SQL Server Performance in a VMware Infrastructure 3 Environment – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/SQLServerWorkloads.pdf
Exchange and SQL on ESX Server (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11659

Stencils:
Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional Add-In for Rack Server Virtualization – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3250331a-0116-4064-92d1-50b9b0727b75&DisplayLang=en New – 10/13/08
Visio Action Pack 1 – http://www.xtravirt.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=1&category_id=1&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=123 New – 10/13/08
Veeam Stencils for Microsoft Visio 2003 and 2007 – http://veeam.com/vmware-esx-stencils.html New – 10/13/08
Virtualization Visio Stencils – http://www.vmguru.com/content/view/33/63/ New – 10/13/08
Various Hardware Vendors – http://www.visiocafe.com/index.htm New – 10/13/08

Storage – General:
ESX Storage Virtualization Insights – http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=40
Layers of Virtual Storage in VMware VI3: Configuration without Confusion – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/storage-layers-wp.pdf
Choosing and Architecting Storage for your Environment – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/adc0135.pdf
All-in-one Storage and Virtualization Learning Guide – http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/guide/allInOne/0,296293,sid94_gci1273251_idx0_off1000,00.html
New Storage Technologies: iSCSI, NAS and VMFS 3.0 – http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=20
iSCSI , NAS and IP Storage Configuration for Vmware ESX Server – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9722.pdf
NAS/NFS vs iSCSI for ESX – http://www.vi411.org/2006/10/10/nasnfs-vs-iscsi-for-esx.html
A look at the ESX I/O Stack – http://blogs.netapp.com/storage_nuts_n_bolts/2007/11/a-look-at-the-e.html
Network Appliance and VMware ESX Server 3.0 Storage Best Practices – http://www.netapp.com/library/tr/3428.pdf
Network Appliance and VMware ESX Server 3.0 Building a Virtual Infrastructure from Server to Storage – http://www.netapp.com/library/tr/3515.pdf
LUNS – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=333672
LUNS Size – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=36725
Sizing LUN for enough free space after VM – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=649338
Smaller LUNS or Larger LUNS – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=90203
Larger LUNS = More Disks = More Performance – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=84843
10K vs. 15K & iSCSI – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=75202
Improving system performance cost effectively (10 vs. 15K drives) – http://www.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/power/en/ps3q03_seagate?c=us&cs=555&l=en&s=biz New – 10/13/08
RAID 5/6 Scaling – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=718641
Get to know RAID – http://www.acnc.com/04_00.html New – 10/13/08
Which is better, more or fewer disks – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=599611
Unofficial storage performance thread – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=584154
What is new in Storage in VI3 Release 3.5 – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/new_storage_features_3_5_v6.pdf
Comparison of Storage Protocol Performance – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/storage_protocol_perf.pdf
Design, Build and Manage your SAN Environment using VI3 (Vmword 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11052 New – 5/1/08
NFS & iSCSI – Performance Characterization and Best Practices (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11708 New – 5/1/08
Tuning ESX Server 3.5 for Better Storage Performance by Modifying the Maximum I/O Block Size – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003469 New – 5/1/08
Easy and Efficient Disk I/O Workload Characterization in VMware ESX Server – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/iiswc_2007_distribute.pdf New – 6/24/08
VMFS Storage Sizing for Maximum Performance – http://vmetc.com/2008/06/10/vmfs-storage-sizing-for-maximum-performance/ New – 6/24/08

Storage – iSCSI:
Ethernet-based Storage Configuration – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/iscsi_storage_esx.pdf
Configuring iSCSI in a Vmware 3 environment – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_iscsi_cfg.pdf
How to create an inexpensive iSCSI SAN for VMware ESX – http://www.petri.co.il/iscsi-san-vmware-esx.htm
iSCSI Design Considerations and Deployment Guide – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/iSCSI_design_deploy.pdf
Using iSCSI with 100Mbps NICs – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=81464
iSCSI Target Solution – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=613475
Virtualized iSCSI SANS: Flexible, Scalable Enterprise Storage for Virtual Infrastructures – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/partners/dell-eql-iscsi-sans-wp.pdf New – 5/1/08
Best Practices in an EqualLogic iSCSI Virtualized SAN – http://mylearn.vmware.com/courseware/14137/tac9884.pdf New – 6/24/08
iSCSI in VMware ESX 3 – http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/network-administrator/iscsi-in-vmware-esx-3/ New – 7/15/08
Connect VMware ESX Server to a free iSCSI SAN using Openfiler – http://www.petri.co.il/connect-vmware-esx-server-iscsi-san-openflier.htm New – 7/15/08
iSCSI: Superior Storage for Virtualization – http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/pvaul/en/iscsi_virtualization.pdf New – 10/13/08

Storage – NFS:
VMware over NFS – http://storagefoo.blogspot.com/2007/09/vmware-over-nfs.html
Why VMware over NetApp NFS – http://viroptics.blogspot.com/2007/11/why-vmware-over-netapp-nfs.html

Storage – SAN/FC:
SAN Configuration Guide – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_esx_san_cfg.pdf
Fibre Channel SAN Configuration Guide – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_san_cfg.pdf New – 6/24/08
SAN Conceptual and Design Basics – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx_san_cfg_technote.pdf
SAN System Design and Deployment Guide – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_san_design_deploy.pdf
Vmware Infrastructure 3, HP StorageWorks best practices – http://h71019.www7.hp.com/ActiveAnswers/downloads/VMware3_StorageWorks_BestPractice.pdf
HBA load balancing – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=342918
HBA Redundancy – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=428932
Using VMware ESX Server with Hitachi Data Systems NSC or USP Storage – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/hds_svd_technote.pdf
Fibre channel paths – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=76763
To boot from SAN or to not boot from SAN – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=316119 and http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=97798
Using multi-pathing in ESX Server – http://www.vmware.com/support/esx21/doc/esx21admin_multipath_disks.html
Round Robin Load Balancing – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35_25_roundrobin.pdf
Obtaining LUN pathing information for ESX Server 3 – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003973 New – 6/24/08
Queue Depth – http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2008/07/21/queuedepth-and-whats-next/ New – 10/13/08
How to check if a LUN is locked by a host – http://communities.vmware.com/thread/156778 New – 10/13/08

Storage – SCSI/SAS/SATA:
Unofficial list of SATA controllers that will work with ESX – http://vmprofessional.com/index.php?content=sata_faq
Running Vmware ESX on SATA disks – http://www.virtualization.info/2006/02/tech-running-vmware-esx-server-on-sata.html
Install ESX on SATA – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=554936
SATA support for ESX Server – http://www.run-virtual.com/?p=88
RAID Recommendations for local disk – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=622456

Storage vMotion:
Storage Vmotion Script – http://vmprofessional.com/index.php?content=vmpmotion
VI 2.5 Client Plug-in for Storage vMotion – http://www.lostcreations.com/code/wiki/vmware/viplugins/svmotion
GUI for Storage vMotion – http://communities.vmware.com/thread/122847
SVMotion graphical user interface – http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/366-SVMotion-graphical-user-interface.html New – 5/1/08
Storage VMotion Fails With Error Message “Failed to unstun VM after disk reparent” – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003874 New – 6/24/08
What is storage vMotion and how do you perform a svMotion using the VI Plug-in – http://www.virtualizationadmin.com/articles-tutorials/vmware-esx-articles/vmotion-drs-high-availability/storage-vmotion-svmotion-vi-plugin.html New – 6/24/08
Technology Preview – Storage vMotion – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11678 New – 10/13/08

Time Sync:
Configuring windows time service (not in ESX) – http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Configuring-Windows-Time-Service.html
Vmware time sync and windows time service (understand windows time first) – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1318
Time sync – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?forumID=21&threadID=16115&messageID=186017
Timekeeping in VMware virtual machines – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmware_timekeeping.pdf
Clock in a Linux guest runs more slowly or quickly than real time – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1420
How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows Server 2003 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042
Adjusting ESX Server Time Zone – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/10886020
Script to setup NTP on ESX – http://www.vmcolonel.net/?p=13
VM Time (reporting) – http://www.run-virtual.com/?page_id=157
How Windows Time Service Works – http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/71e76587-28f4-4272-a3d7-7f44ca50c0181033.mspx?mfr=true

Troubleshooting:
Troubleshooting Vmware ESX Server 3 and Vmware VirtualCenter 2 – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=12819
VI3 Advanced Diagnostics Logs Analysis (VMworld 2007) – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11483
VI3 Network Scenarios and Troubleshooting – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9689-b.pdf
VirtualCenter 2 Diagnostics –http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=14161
Tips for Troubleshooting Vmware ESX Server Faults – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac0028.pdf
Vm-support options – http://www.vmug.nl/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=2&page=15
When disaster strikes Vmware – http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-vmware/
Troubleshoot high CPU on ESX with top command – http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&context=SSEQTP&q1=mustgather+cpu&uid=swg21132699&loc=en_US&cs=utf-8<
TCP/IP Troubleshooting: A Structured Approach – http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/TCPIP-Troubleshooting-Structured-Approach-Part1.html
Sysinternals utilities – http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/default.mspx
Vmware Technical Support Guide – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/techsupportguide.pdf
Most Common Storage Issues & How to Troubleshoot them – http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=49
Top Support issues and how to solve them – Part II – http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=50
VMware Support Feedback Form – http://www.vmware.com/support/support_feedback.html
Top Support Issues and How to Solve Them – Batch 1 – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11477 New – 5/1/08
Top Support Issues and How to Solve Them – Batch 2 – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11152 New – 5/1/08
Tips for Troubleshooting ESX Server 3.x Faults – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11476 New – 5/1/08
VI3 Advanced Diagnostics Logs Analysis – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11483 New – 5/1/08
VI3 Networking – Advanced Configurations and Troubleshooting – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11647 New – 5/1/08
Troubleshooting VMware Infrastructure 3 – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11012 New – 5/1/08

Upcoming Releases (ie. ESX 3i/3.5 and VC 2.5):
New VMware Infrastructure Packaging & Pricing – http://vmware.com/products/vi/packaging.html
VMware Update Manager – http://vmware.com/products/vi/updatemanager.html
VMware Storage Vmotion – http://vmware.com/products/vi/storage_vmotion.html
VI 3.5 and ESX Server 3i to be available since December 2007 with new prices and editions – http://www.virtualization.info/2007/10/vmware-infrastructure-35-and-esx-server.html
VMware 3.5/VirtualCenter 2.5 product announcement – http://vmware.com/company/news/releases/esx_35.html
VMware 3.5 SMB product announcement – http://vmware.com/company/news/releases/esx_35_smb.html
VMware Overhauls ESX Hypervisor – http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid94_gci1275866,00.html?track=NL-651&ad=608242&asrc=EM_NLN_2341668&uid=75240
VMware ESX 3i presentation – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/ESX_Server_3i_presentation.pdf
VMware ESX 3i product page – http://www.vmware.com/products/vi/esx/esx3i.html
What’s new in VMware Infrastructure recorded webinar – http://vmwareevents.webex.com/ec0507l/eventcenter/recording/recordAction.do?theAction=poprecord&siteurl=vmwareevents&confViewID=277772632
Hacking your ESX 3i Server – http://www.run-virtual.com/?p=196
How will VMware ESX Server 3i Change the future of Virtualization? – http://www.petri.co.il/vmware-esx-server-3i.htm
Architecture of VMware ESX Server 3i – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/ESXServer3i_architecture.pdf
Management of Vmware ESX Server 3i – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/ESXServer3i_management.pdf
What’s new in VMware Infrastructure – http://communities.vmware.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/2160-2-3553/What%27s%20new%20with%20VI3.5_public.pdf

Upgrade from ESX 2.x to ESX 3.0:
Virtual Infrastructure 3: Beta to Production – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/mdc5173.pdf
Understanding Virtual Infrastructure Upgrade Moving to the new ESX 3.0/VC2.0 Release – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9809.pdf
Details of What’s New and Improved in VMware Infrastructure 3 – http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/whatsnew_esx301_vc201.html
Vmware Infrastructure 3 Release Notes – http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/releasenotes_esx301_vc201.html
Planning a Upgrade to Vmware Infrastructure 3 – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_upgrade_plan.pdf
Vmware ESX 3.x Server and VirtualCenter 2.x Upgrade Guide – http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/docs/vmwdocs/ESX3.x-VC2-upgradeguide.pdf
Upgrading your VI2 to VI3 – http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=25
Upgrade from VMFS2 to VMFS3 manually – http://www.ozvms.com/content/view/58/9/
Dmotion –
 http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=537909
 http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=490197
 http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=491752
 http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=613306

Utilities:
Vizioncore esxRanger (backup), esxMigrator (migration/conversion), esxCharter (reporting), esxReplicator (replication) – http://vizioncore.com/products.html
Platespin PowerConvert (conversion/migration), PowerRecon (reporting) – http://www.platespin.com/products/index.aspx
LeoStream P>V Direct (conversion/replication) – http://www.leostream.com/productPV.html
Invirtus Enterprise VM Converter (conversion/migration) – http://www.invirtus.com/content/view/806/393/

Double-Take for VMware Infrastructure (replication) – http://www.doubletake.com/products/vmware-infrastructure/default.aspx
EsXpress (backup) – http://www.esxpress.com/esxpress3.php
Up.Time (monitoring/reporting) http://www.uptimesoftware.com/vmware.php
Hyperic HQ for VMware (monitoring/reporting) – http://www.hyperic.com/products/managed/vmware-management.htm
eG Monitor for VMware Infrastructure (monitoring) – http://www.eginnovations.com/web/vmware.htm
ESX Manager (management) – http://www.esxguide.com/esx/component/option,com_docman/task,cat_view/gid,48/Itemid,81/
VMTS Patch Manager (patching) – http://www.vmts.net/VMTSPatchManager.htm
VIDocIt (reporting) – http://www.vidocit.com/html/products.html
Veeam Reporter (reporting) – http://veeam.com/veeam_reporter.asp

ESX Health Script (reporting) – http://sourceforge.net/projects/esxhealthscript/
ESX Diag (reporting) – http://www.veeam.com/free-script/

VC Plus (reporting) – http://www.run-virtual.com/?page_id=184
VM Time (reporting) – http://www.run-virtual.com/?page_id=157
Virtual MAC Tool (configuration) – http://www.run-virtual.com/?page_id=173
Veeam Configurator (configuration) – http://www.veeam.com/veeam_configurator.asp
WinScp (file transfer) – http://winscp.net/eng/index.php
FastSCP (file transfer) – http://www.veeam.com/veeam_fast_scp.asp
Putty (secure telnet) – http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

Root Access Wizard (misc) – http://www.veeam.com/root_access/
Vmotion Info tool (misc) – http://www.run-virtual.com/?page_id=155
VMPerfmon (misc) – http://www.run-virtual.com/?page_id=156
ITQ VLAN and Protgroup Manager (misc) – http://www.run-virtual.com/?page_id=160
VMJuggler (misc) – http://www.run-virtual.com/?page_id=201
Vmount 1.1 for Vmware (misc) – http://www.abinsight.com/vm/
Invirtus VM Optimizer (disk utility) – http://www.invirtus.com/content/view/16/387/
Vmware utilities (misc) – http://petruska.stardock.net/Software/VMware.html
Big list of various VMware utilities – http://vm4all.com/

VCP Certification:
VCP Study Online Quiz – http://vcp.madpage.com/
VCP Quiz – http://www.vmuser.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_joomlaquiz&Itemid=7
Rob Scmidt’s VMware VCP Study Questions – http://www.petri.co.il/forums/showthread.php?t=15947

VI3 VCP-310 Exam Preparation Questions – http://www.ozvms.com/component/option,com_quiz/Itemid,34/
VCP certification highly marketable in today’s IT job market – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid179_gci1277567,00.html
VMware Certified Professional Blueprint Outline – http://mylearn1.vmware.com/lcms/mL_faq/528/VCP%20on%20VI3%20Blueprint.pdf

Vendor Support:
IBM Software support for VMware – http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?&uid=wws1e333ce0912f7b152852571f60074d175
Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software  – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897615
Microsoft support statement for VMware – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/ms_support_statement.pdf

Microsoft embraces 3rd party virtualization platforms – http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9048260

VI 3.5 Release (includes ESX 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5) NEW:
VI 3.5 – Blog & News Articles:
VMware ESX 3.5 goes live with key new features – http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid94_gci1285629,00.html
What’s new in ESX 3.5 & VC 2.5? (3-parts) – http://virtualgabe.wordpress.com/2007/12/08/what%e2%80%99s-new-in-esx-35-vc-25-part-2/
VMware VI Client 2.5 does not support 64-bit workstations – http://www.dabcc.com/article.aspx?id=6674

VI 3.5 – Compatibility & Version Info:
VI3 Key Features & Benefits Summary by Version – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/key_features_35.pdf
VMware Infrastructure Compatibility Matrixes – http://vmware.com/pdf//vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_compat_matrix.pdf
Details of What’s New and Improved In VI3 Version 3.5 – http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/whatsnew_esx35_vc25.html

VI 3.5 – Must Read:
RTFM Upgrade guide for ESX 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5 – http://www.rtfm-ed.eu/docs/vmwdocs/Appendix_C_What’s_New_and_Different_in_Vi3-5.pdf

VI 3.5 – Release Notes/Install, Upgrade and Patch Guide:
ESX Server 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5 Release Notes – http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/vi3_esx35_vc25_rel_notes.html
ESX Server 3 Installation Guide – http://vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_installation_guide.pdf
Upgrade Guide – http://vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_upgrade_guide.pdf
ESX Server 3 Patch Management Guide – http://vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_esxupdate.pdf

VI 3.5 – Additional documentation:
Configuration Maximums for VMware Infrastructure 3 – http://vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_config_max.pdf
Quick Start Guide – http://vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_quickstart.pdf
Basic System Administration – http://vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_admin_guide.pdf
Virtual Infrastructure Web Access Administrator’s Guide – http://vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_web_access.pdf
ESX Server 3 Configuration Guide – http://vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_3_server_config.pdf
Resource Management Guide – http://vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_resource_mgmt.pdf
Fibre Channel SAN Configuration Guide – http://vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_san_cfg.pdf
iSCSI SAN Configuration Guide – http://vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_iscsi_san_cfg.pdf
Virtual Machine Backup Guide – http://vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_vm_backup.pdf
VMware Infrastructure 3 Primer – http://vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_prim.pdf

VI 3.5 – Additional downloads:
Remote CLI Download – http://www.vmware.com/download/download.do?downloadGroup=VI-RCLI
License Server for ESX 3.5 – http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/VMware-licenseserver-64192.exe
CPU Compatibility Tool for ESX 3.5 – http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/CPU_Compatibility-64557.zip

VI 3.5 – Converter:
VMware Converter Enterprise for VirtualCenter 2.5 Admin Guide  – http://vmware.com/pdf/vi3_vec_10_admin_guide.pdf
VMware Converter Enterprise for VirtualCenter 2.5 Release Notes – http://vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/vi3_vec_10_rel_notes.html

VI 3.5 – Update Manager:
VMware Update Manager Release Notes – http://vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/vi3_vum_10_rel_notes.html
VMware Update Manager Admin Guide – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_vum_10_admin_guide.pdf
VMware Update Manager Sizing Estimator – http://vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/vi3_vum_10_sizing_estimator.xls

VI 3.5 – Latest Hardware Compatibility Guides:
Systems – http://vmware.com/pdf/vi3_systems_guide.pdf
I/O – http://vmware.com/pdf/vi3_io_guide.pdf
Storage/SAN – http://vmware.com/pdf/vi3_san_guide.pdf
Backup Software – http://vmware.com/pdf/vi3_backup_guide.pdf

VI 3.5 – Relevant KB Articles:
Licensing:
Updates to your VMware VI3 Starter Licenses – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003299
Changes in licensing for VI3 Standard Edition When upgrading to VI 3.5 – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003301
Understanding VI 3.5 Licensing: Server and Host-based Licensing Models – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003295

ESX 3.5:
Installing ESX Server throws an “Anaconda Error” in the Partitioning Options screen – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003217
VMFS Partition cannot be created for “Typical” ESX Server Installation if Prior installation is detected – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003309
Vmotion is disabled after ESX Server upgrade – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003060
Snapshot operations submitted directly to an ESX Server Host during Storage vMotion corrupts Virtual Machine data – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003114
Storage vMotion on a VM with I/O intensive workload may result incorrectly in a timeout error – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003276
Upgrading to ESX Server 3.5 when the Root Parition is nearly full might cause Incomplete System Configuration – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003311
Restarting Hostd (mgmt-vmware) on ESX Server hosts restarts Hosted Virtual Machines where VM Auto Startup/Shutdown is enabled – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003312
Consolidation of Large or Deeply Nested Snapshots using VirtualCenter, SDK or VCB might take longer on ESX Server 3.5 than on ESX Server 3.0.x – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003308
ESX Server becomes temporarily unresponsive under a Heavy I/O load – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003039
Connection to ESX Server host through VI Client is lost if you attempt to delete several VM’s at once from the Datastore Browser – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003250
Virtual Machine on a RDM Shared Storage becomes invalid after migration from ESX Server 2.5.x to ESX Server 3.5 or 3i – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003092
Installing the Tivoli Storage Manager Client on the Service Console results in an error – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003142
Storage Devices connected to McData FC Switch through Qlogic adapters occasionally do not re-appear after reboot – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003250

Consolidated Backup 1.1:
Upgrading Consolidated Backup version 1.0.x to 1.1 causes the installer to hang – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003045
Consolidated Backup cannot create Quiesced Snapshots of VM’s running Windows Vista – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003074
VCB 1.1 Command Line utility connection to port 902 causes an error message – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003088

VirtualCenter 2.5:
vMotion from ESX Server 3.5 hosts to ESX Server 3.0.x hosts causes the console sessions of the migrated VM’s to become blank – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003038
When you install SQL Server Express on a System where SQL Native Client is present the installation might fail with error – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003076
VirtualCenter Server Fails to Start after your replace Default SSL Ceritifcates with Custom Certificates – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003070
VirtualCenter Service will not start on a machine with non-Ascii characters in it’s Machine Name – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003075
Error Message During Installation: error 1603: error installing Windows installer engine – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003036
VirtualCenter Database upgrade fails with an exception when a Password that contains Apostrophes or Double Quotes is used – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003049
Administrative Credentials are Required for Oracle and SQL Database when Installing or Upgrading VirtualCenter – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003052
The VirtualCenter Server might Crash when using an older ODBC driver with Oracle 9i – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003049
VirtualCenter Server installation fails or results in an error if your system does not have MDAC 2.8 SP1 or later installed – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003160
VI Client installation fails on Windows Vista Business Edition with enabled Anti-virus software – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003079
Installing Update Manager with Unified Installer might faile if Disparate Databases are used – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003277
VirtualCenter Server might crash in a cluster with Manual or Partially Automatic DRS and Automatic DPM – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003027
Deleting Snapshots of VM’s with Heavy disk I/O might cause host to be Disconnected from VirtualCenter – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003024
Some Alarms may disappear after upgrading to VirtualCenter 2.5 – http://kb.vmware.com/selfservicekb/1003072
Automatic VMware Tools upgrade does not upgrade to the latest version on VM’s with Insufficient space in the Root parition – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003051
Guest Operating System Standby feature removed in VirtualCenter Server 2.5 – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1002414
Paravirtualization option is not Disabled for Unsupported Operating Systems – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003008
VirtualCenter Consolidation service Usernames and Passwords must use only ASCII characters – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003096
VirtualCenter Server does not detect changes in Host IP Address unless SSL Certificate Verification has been enabled – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003066
Client-side CD-ROM or Floppy can become disconnected – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003118
Permission problem if host had been in lockdown mode – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003117
Virtual Machines might lose Network Connectivity when moved to a different Port Group – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003061
Powering on Virtual Machines with multiple PCI Devices might fail – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003048
Incorrect Device Paths for LUNs displayed in Storage Summary – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003064

VirtualCenter:
VirtualCenter Technical Best practices – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vc_technical_best.pdf
Bulletproof VirtualCenter (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11017
VirtualCenter Monitoring and Performance Statistics – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_monitoring_statistics_note.pdf
VirtualCenter 2.0 The Technical Insights – http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=52
Operation timeout – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=75010
Managing remote servers – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=593730
Running VirtualCenter in a Virtual Machine – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_vc_in_vm.pdf
Installing VirtualCenter on a VM, good idea? – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=616340
VirtualCenter, License and Database on one server – http://communities.vmware.com/message/664591
VirtualCenter and License server on ESX Server – http://communities.vmware.com/message/700188
Using MSCS to Cluster VirtualCenter – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/VC_MSCS.pdf
Template Usage and Best Practices – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vc_2_templates_usage_best_practices_wp.pdf
Virtual Center and remote ESX servers – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=593730
VirtualCenter over the WAN –  http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=609426
Managing Vmware VirtualCenter Roles & Permissions – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_vc_roles.pdf
Changing SMTP subject lines for email alerts – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=79916&tstart=0
VI Client slowness connecting to VC Server – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=80590&tstart=60
Running VC on a VM in production – http://www.vmware.com/community/message.jspa?messageID=635594#635594
Beware Patch2 – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=594826
Patch2 – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=588439
Inventory cleared after Patch2 – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=589339
Virtual Infrastructure Web Access Administrator’s Guide – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_301_201_web_access.pdf
Using VM Remote Console over NAT’d Network – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=87453&messageID=661225#661225
VC hangs at Retrieving Chart Data when viewing past performance data – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=87229
Testing SMTP with Telnet for VirtualCenter email communication – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/153119
How to delay loading of specific services if running the database server on the VC server – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/193888
VirtualCenter slow to open VM remote console (solution) – http://www.vmware.com/community/message.jspa?messageID=676215
VirtualCenter 2.0.2 Upgrade thread – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=94534&start=0
Upgrading from VC 2.0.x to VC 2.0.2 and ESX 3.0.x to 3.0.2 –  http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/docs/vmwdocs/esx-upgrading.pdf
ESX Server 3.0.x Hosts Shown as Disconnected after Upgrading a VirtualCenter 2.0.x Release – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/4478241
After Installing VirtualCenter 2.0.2, VirtualCenter May Fail to Start – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1001680
“Please insert the Disk:1” Alert Dialog Box Appears when Upgrading from VirtualCenter 2.0.1 to 2.0.2 – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1001900
Deleting vpxuser to resolve issue with ESX hosts appearing as disconnected in VC – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=733306
VirtualCenter 2.0.2 Update 1 Release Notes – http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/releasenotes_vc202u1.html
Problems with WebAccess after VirtualCenter 2.0.2 Update 1 upgrade –  http://communities.vmware.com/thread/110156
After upgrading to VirtualCenter 2.0.2, Update 1 or Update 2 the VMware VirtualCenter 2 Welcome page does not render completely – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1002858
Sending VirtualCenter logs to Local7 – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1289318,00.html
SSH Console Plugin-in for VirtualCenter – http://code.lostcreations.com/wiki/vmware/viplugins/console?id=code/wiki/vmware/viplugins/console
Troubleshooting the VMware VirtualCenter Server service when it does not start or fails – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003926 New – 10/13/08
Maximizing VirtualCenter Data Collection – http://vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11458 New – 10/13/08
Clustering VirtualCenter 2.5 Using Microsoft Cluster Services – http://viops.vmware.com/home/docs/DOC-1111 New – 10/13/08

VirtualCenter – Database:
VirtualCenter Database Sizing Calculator – http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/vc_db_calculator.xls
SQL Questions relative to VirtualCenter – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=84599
Converting VirtualCenter on Access to SQL Server 2000 –  http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/docs/vmwdocs/whitepaper-convertingfromaccesstosql.pdf
Reclaiming space in SQL Server databases – http://sqlserver2000.databases.aspfaq.com/how-do-i-reclaim-space-in-sql-server.html
SQL Server database as a VM Guest – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=577459
SQL 2005 support – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/6565318
SQL 2005 Express edition support – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=67175
SQL 2005 support – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=75222
VirtualCenter 2.X Using Database Views – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vc_dbviews_2x.pdf
Move SQL database to another SQL server – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/224071 and http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314546
Truncate SQL Transaction logs – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=94840
How to manage MSDE 2000 or SQL Express 2005 with Osql – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325003
DBAMgr – free GUI utility to manage MSDE – http://www.asql.biz/en/DbaMgr.aspx
Statistic Rollup Stored Procedures – Optional Parameters – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/3034858
VirtualCenter Statistics Rollup Stored Procedure Fix – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1001420
VirtualCenter Database Maintenance: SQL Server – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vc_microsoft_sql_server.pdf
Monitor the Virtual Infrastructure Database for authentication attempts – http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/virtualization-pro/monitor-the-virtual-infrastructure-database-for-authentication-attempts/ New – 5/1/08
VirtualCenter Database Performance for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vc_database_performance.pdf New – 5/1/08
How can I purge old data from the database used by VirtualCenter Server – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1000125 New – 5/1/08
Troubleshooting transaction logs on a Microsoft SQL database server – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003980 New – 10/13/08
Troubleshooting the database data source used by VirtualCenter Server – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003928 New – 10/13/08
Investigating the health of a VirtualCenter database server – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003979 New – 10/13/08
Extending the tablespace on an Oracle database – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003982 New – 10/13/08
Performing a defragmentation of the VirtualCenter performance data indexes on a Microsoft SQL database – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003990 New – 10/13/08
Moving VirtualCenter SQL DB to another server – http://www.rtfm-ed.eu/docs/vmwdocs/MovingVCenterDBfrom1SQLtoanother.pdf New – 10/13/08
Writing Applications Using the VirtualCenter Database – http://www.vmguru.com/content/view/70/44/ New – 10/13/08

Virtual Disk (VMDK/RDM):
Repair VMDK – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=77535&messageID=606523#606523
Extend boot volume of Windows 2003 VM – http://vmprofessional.com/index.php?content=2k3resize
Resizing Windows VM disks – http://djberen.googlepages.com/resizingvmwarepartitions
Defragging virtual disks – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=77661&tstart=0
Resizing Windows VM disks – http://www.vmprofessional.com/index.php?content=2k3resize
Resizing Windows VM disks – http://h0bbel.p0ggel.org/2007/04/10/howto-expand-vm-boot-partition/
Resizing Windows VM disks – http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Recovery/System-Rescue-CD-188.shtml
Unable to log on if the boot partition drive letter has changed – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249321/en-us
How to restore the system/boot drive letter in Windows – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223188/en-us
Basic CID chain repair – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=437660
Growing disk files in ESX – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=534759
Recreate vmdk disk descriptor file – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=608537
Using vmkfstools instead of scp to copy virtual disks – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=704200
How is vmkfstools different then using scp to copy vmdk files – http://communities.vmware.com/message/810921
Moving Virtual Disks to or from ESX Server – http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=900
ESX Server Raw Device Mapping – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx25_rawdevicemapping.pdf
VMDK vs. RDM – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=662212
Performance Characteristics of VMFS and RDM (ESX 3.0.1) –  http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vmfs_rdm_perf.pdf
Performance Characteristics of VMFS and RDM using a SAN (ESX 3.5) –  http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/performance_char_vmfs_rdm.pdf
VM Disk Scenario’s and Performance – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=661499
Separate VMDK files or partitions within Windows – http://communities.vmware.com/message/787607

What VMware features work on RDMs and which don’t? – http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2008/08/a-few-technical.html New – 10/13/08

Virtual Machine:
VMware disk files explained – http://www.petri.co.il/virtual_vmware_files_explained.htm
What Files Make Up a Virtual Machine? – http://www.vmware.com/support/ws5/doc/ws_learning_files_in_a_vm.html
Installing Windows XP on ESX – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=61099&tstart=100
Installing Windows XP on ESX – http://virtrix.blogspot.com/2007/09/vmware-installing-windows-xp-on-esx.html
SQL Server virtualization and multi-instancing – http://www.microsoft.com/sql/howtobuy/virtualization.mspx
How to virtualize SQL Server on Virtual server – http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/events/vs/add-62.mspx
Configuring swap files on Windows 2003 VM – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=326236
Change vswp file location – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=530426
Improving Guest Operating System Accounting for Descheduled Virtual Machines in ESX Server 3.x Systems – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_esx_vmdesched.pdf
Virtual machine extra files overhead – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=85409&messageID=649362#649362
Guest Operating Sytem Specifications – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=642189
Log Rotation and Logging Options for vmware.log – http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&externalId=8182749
How to revert Windows 2003 from multi to uni-processor – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=29415
Problems with VMware Tools Shared Folders and Windows Server 2003 – http://blog.baeke.info/blog/_archives/2006/1/24/1720712.html and http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1317
Script for moving a VM to different storage – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=89885
How to force a HAL during a upgrade or installation of Windows XP/2003 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299340
Modifying the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) for a Windows virtual machine – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003978 New – 10/13/08
Change HAL from multi to uni – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=84611 New – 10/13/08
All VM shutdown script – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=667815
Identify ESX Server from inside a VM – http://communities.vmware.com/message/803862
How to install VMware Tools with Group Policy – http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/virtualization-pro/how-to-install-vmware-tools-through-windows-group-policy/
Add second SCSI controller to VM – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=621097
Large I/Os Are Split into 64KB Units When Using LSILogic Driver – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/9645697
VM Communication Interface – An Inter-VM Communication (VMworld 2007) – http://www.vmworld.com/vmworld/mylearn?classID=11688
Virtual Machine seems to install VMware Tools but Tools never get installed – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2277
USB Devices Not Supported in ESX Server Virtual Machines – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1015 New – 10/13/08
Investigating if an ESX virtual machine is powered on – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003737 New – 10/13/08
Verifying ESX virtual machine file integrity & how to rename a virtual machine – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003743 New – 10/13/08
Verifying ESX virtual machine file names – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003757 New – 10/13/08
Verifying that ESX virtual machine storage is accessible – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003751 New – 10/13/08
Why do I need to install VMware Tools? – http://vmetc.com/2008/08/30/why-do-i-need-to-install-vmware-tools/ New – 10/13/08
Automating VMware Tools Installs and Upgrades in Linux Guests – http://vmetc.com/2008/08/31/automating-vmware-tools-installs-and-upgrades-in-linux-guests/ New – 10/13/08

VMFS:
Extending a VMFS3 data store – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=65156
To use extents or not? – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=81494
VMFS volume symblic links/uuid – http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/RHEL-3-Manual/sysadmin-guide/ch-devlabel.html
VMFS volume symblic links/uuid – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=606588
VMware Virtual Machine File System: Technical Overview and Best Practices – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmfs-best-practices-wp.pdf
VMFS Block Sizes – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=47171
Recommendations for Aligning VMFS Partitions – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx3_partition_align.pdf
Upgrade VMFS from 3.21 to 3.31 – http://communities.vmware.com/message/963043 New – 10/13/08
New Luns – Upgrading from 3.0x to 3.5 Update 1 – http://www.ozvms.com/content/view/240/9/ New – 10/13/08
Storage Block Alignment with VMware Virtual Infrastructure – ftp://service.boulder.ibm.com/storage/isv/NS3593-0.pdf New – 10/13/08
What causes VMFS volumes to get resignatured? – http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2008/08/a-few-technic-1.html New – 10/13/08

Vmotion:
Vmotion CPU Compatibility for Intel processors – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1991
Vmotion CPU Compatibility for AMD processors – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1992
Vmotion – How to override CPU masks due to cpu mismatch – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1993
Vmotion requirements – http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_admin_guide.pdf (Chapter 14)
Vmotion between Apples and Oranges: Understanding CPU Compatibility Restraints for Vmotion – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac1356.pdf
Vmotion and CPU Compatibility – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=452231
Vmotion Compatibilty – http://blog.scottlowe.org/2006/11/23/vmotion-compatibility/
Vmotion Info tool – http://www.run-virtual.com/?page_id=155
Vmotion and VM Compatibility Matrix for Dell PowerEdge Servers – http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/solutions/vmotion_compatiblity_matix.pdf
Vmotion and VM Compatibility Matrix for HP Proliant Servers – ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/products/servers/vmware/vmmotion-compatibility-matrix.pdf
HP Vmotion Compatibility Matrix – http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/software/vmware/hpvmotion-compatibility-matrix.html
Is Vmotion protocol routable? – http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=669912
How to setup and use Vmotion: A Screencast – http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/generic/0,295582,sid94_gci1268244,00.html?asrc=SS_CLA_303454&psrc=CLT_94
How to obtain, configure and use Vmotion and how Vmotion works – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1279864,00.html
VMware Vmotion and CPU Compatibility – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vmotion_info_guide.pdf
Overview of Vmotion migration compatibility error messages – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003684 New – 5/1/08
VMware Enhanced VMotion Compatibility – http://vmprofessional.com/2008/08/vmware-enhanced-vmotion-compatibility.html New – 10/13/08

Vmware Server:
10 ways to increase performance on a Vmware system – http://www.petri.co.il/virtual_increase_vmware_performance.htm
Vmware Server Tips and Tricks – http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/dvt4696.pdf
Converting a GSX Server Virtual IDE Disk to a Virtual SCSI Disk – http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1881
How to install VMware Server on Windows Server 2003 – http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/generic/0,295582,sid94_gci1231893,00.html
How to install VMware Server on Linux – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid179_gci1276247,00.html

Websites:
Mike Laverick’s RTMF Education – http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk
Vmware Technology Center – http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/technology/
Australia and New Zealand’s Premier Virtualisation Community – http://www.ozvms.com/
Petri IT Knowledgebase – http://www.petri.co.il/virtualization.htm
VM Professional – http://vmprofessional.com/
Virtual Tricks – http://virtrix.blogspot.com/
VM Weekly – http://www.vmweekly.com/
x86 Virtualization – http://x86virtualization.com/
San Barrow – http://sanbarrow.com/
Virtualization Info – http://www.virtualization.info/
Run Virtual – http://www.run-virtual.com/
Vmware Professional – http://www.vmwareprofessional.com/
Vmwarez – http://www.vmwarez.com/
Virtual Strategy Magazine – http://www.virtual-strategy.com/en/home
ESX Server Hints and Tips – http://trivore.com/vmware/esx25.html
Virtual Infrastructure 411 – http://www.vi411.org/
VM Guru – http://www.vmguru.com
Vm User – http://www.vmuser.com
Virtualization Daily – http://www.virtualizationdaily.com/
Xtravirt – http://xtravirt.com/
VM Blog – http://vmblog.com
Tech Target’s Virtualization Information Site – http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/
Tech Target’s VMware Information Site – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/
V-Magazine – http://v-magazine.info/
Virtual Planet – http://www.virtualizeplanet.com/content/
VMTS – The Virtual Backup – http://www.vmts.net/
ESX Guide – http://www.esxguide.com
Easy VMX – http://www.easyvmx.com/
P2VD – http://www.p2vd.com/
Netapp and VMware Integration – http://www.oneandonemakesthree.com/
Happy Router – http://happyrouter.com/
Dabcc – http://www.dabcc.com/
Virtualization Sys-con – http://virtualization.sys-con.com/
VMware Infrastructure Plugins – http://viplugins.com
Virtualization Watch – http://www.serverwatch.com/virtualization/index.php New – 5/1/08
Virtualization Review – http://virtualizationreview.com/ New – 5/1/08
Virtualization – http://virtualization.com New – 5/1/08
vmMBA – http://vmmba.com New – 10/1/08
Virtualization Admin – http://virtualizationadmin.com/New – 10/1/08

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