virtual machine


Ravello (@ravellosystems) releases next evolution of nested virtualization

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Today Ravello has announced a new version of their platform. I first met Ravello at VMworld and was impressed with what they were building. Ravello, in my opinion, makes it easy to explore public cloud solutions and get comfortable with a range of technologies out side the […]


Preparing vSphere Templates – vRealize Automation Series Part 13

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Preparing vSphere Templates – vRealize Automation Series Part 13 Deploying Application Services – vRealize Automation Series Part 12 Creating Reservations – vRealize Automation Series Part 11 Adding Business Groups – vRealize Automation Series Part 10 Configure Fabric Groups – vRealize Automation Series Part 9 Add vCenter Endpoint […]


vMotion Setup – VMware Workstation Home Lab Setup Part 13

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert vMotion Setup – VMware Workstation Home Lab Setup Part 13 Enable DRS – VMware Workstation Home Lab Setup Part 12 vCenter Setup – VMware Workstation Home Lab Setup Part 11 Importing VCSA via PowerCLI – VMware Workstation Home Lab Setup Part 10 VMware Workstation Home Lab Setup […]


Windows 8.1 sleep mode with VMware Workstation running

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert One of the things I’ve been curious about as I build my home lab in VMware workstation is the stability of my lab if my Windows 8.1 host goes into sleep mode without any intervention with the lab virtual machines, says after hours troubleshooting and you’re just […]


Creating a new VM with EVO:RAIL

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Creating a new VM, easy right?  Except when you consider that via the vSphere client it is somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 mouse clicks.  Log into your EVO:RAIL UI or VMware Hands-On lab at http://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/lab/1503 Once logged in, familiarize your self with the UI.   Now that […]