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Window 7 Paravirtual SCSI (PVSCSI) on ESX 4.1

Well, over the weekend, I got a chance to convert from using XP Professional for my “Windows” needs to Windows 7. When I created the Windows 7 system Virtual Machine [VM] on ESX 4.1 with update 1, I used the ...

Modifying logwatch to work with ESX 4.1

I just like how some software, like logwatch, does a great job at monitoring and sending you daily log files. You can really stay on top of things with a wonderful free opensource product like this.   Unfortunately, logwatch does not really ...

Virtualizing XP Pro in VMware – Going from static IP to DHCP causes XP Pro to not obtain an IP address

During a conversion using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Client, we ran in to a most interesting problem. We were converting from a static IP address to a DHCP address, and after converting, the XP box would not pick up a ...