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What precautions should I take when joining my virtual center to Active Directory?

I have virtual center that manages a few ESX hosts and I would like to join it to my Active Directory domain. What things should I consider when making this move? Is there any reason why I would want ...
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How to change the Service Console subnet on an ESX cluster?

We have an existing VMware ESX 3.5 cluster (6 hosts, VI 2.5) and need to move the service consoles to a new subnet. We would like to do this without downtime for the VMs. In my previous experiments ...
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Any opensource equivalent of virtual center?

We got 10 ESXi hosts running. We don't have budget for Virtual center licenses. Is there some free tool that just gives us consolidated view of all VMs with poweroff and poweron options for each VM.We ...
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Software asset tracking without network access

I have a lot of virtual machines running various windows and linux operating systems, and various apps (eg MS-SQL) that I need to audit/keep track of. The catch: Some of these machines are on ...
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How to upgrade from Virtual Center 2.5 + SQL Server 2000 to vCenter 4.1 + SQL Server 2008 (R2)?

I'm planning the upgrade of an existing VMware Infrastructure 3 (Virtual Center 2.5 + ESX 3.5) to vSphere 4.1, and I'm stuck at upgrading the Virtual Center server and its back-end database. vSphere ...
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VMware VirtualCenter Server service stops

I'm having a problem with my vCenter server. Within an hour of a reboot the VMware VirtualCenter Server service stops. If I restart it… it runs for about an hour, then stops again. The following ...
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ESX reboots all VM's if network connectivity is lost

This weekend we are planning on upgrading our IOS on our Cisco switch. This switch has our three ESX servers and the iSCSI SAN that the ESX server use connected to it. In the past when we have found ...