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Converting a physical machine to a VMWare Virtual Machine

VMWare has a great tool that make is very easy to convert a physical server to a virtual server.  What you need to do is first go to VMWare’s website and download the VMWare vCenter Converter.  Once you have downloaded the tool you will need to install it and then run it.  I installed my copy on my workstation.  The steps below show the process that is needed to convert your physical machines. First double click on the VMWare vCenter...

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VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Client

Last night I moved the first of many physical servers to the virtual environment by using the VMware vCenter Converter.  The entire process took just over two hours and I was able to move the Blackberry Enterprise Server into the virtual environment.  Once the transfer was complete I shut down the physical server, assigned the IP address of the physical server to the virtual counterpart, reactivated Windows (as the hardware changed...

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VMware vSphere 5

We have decided to start using virtual servers where I work and I am very excited about the prospect.  Over the next few months I will be consolidating a number of physical servers into virtual servers using VMware’s vSphere 5.  As I only have some experience with Microsoft Hyper-V I needed to get up to speed with how VMware functions.  Once again I turned to Trainsignal for my training needs with their VMware VSphere 5 training...

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