How to Import VMWare VCSA 6.5 into VMWare Workstation 14 Pro

VMWare VCSA 6.5

In today’s post, I will show you how to import VMWare VCSA(VCenter Server Applicance) 6.5 into VMWare Workstation 14 Pro. With VMWare releasing Workstation 14 Pro, it is now possible to import the VCSA with ease. In previous versions of VMWare Workstation, it was possible to import but required some editing of the VMX files to ensure that it started up properly. But in VMWare Workstation 14 Pro, this is all taken care of when importing it.

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Running MS Hyper-V in VMWare Workstation 11

This post is an update to the previous post “Running MS Hyper-V in VMWare Workstation 10” that I did a while back. In VMWare Workstation 11, the steps are different to achieve this.

When you try to install the Hyper-V Role in Windows Server 2012 R2 VMWare Workstation VM, you will see the following error below.
Hyper V Role Installation Error

The following is what you can do in order to run Hyper-V in a VMWare Workstation VM.
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Creating Windows Server 2012 R2 Template VM in VMWare Workstation 11

Creating new Windows VMs can be time consuming due to having to create the VM, install the Operating System, and then having to install Gigs of patches which can be time consuming. In this post today I will show you how to create a Windows Server 2012 R2 Template VM which can be cloned to create new VMs in order to speed up the process of deploying a new VM in VMWare Workstation 11.
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How to Install VMWare Tools on CentOS 6.5 VM

If you are managing VMs with VMWare Workstation or VMWare ESXi, you will be familiar with VMWare Tools which is recommended to be installed after setting up a new VM due to the Drivers they provide which can help speed up the VM and you can easily Restart or Shutdown VMs from the VMWare Workstation or VSphere Client console. For Windows this is easy to do with a couple button clicks but what if you have to install VMWare Tools on a Linux VM that only has Shell Access with no GUI? I will show you the following steps using CentOS 6.5 Installation.
VMWare Tools PopUp
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