Tag Archives: Virtualisation

List of backup solutions for VM’s on both the paid and free ESXi …

I’ve been casting around for something to backup both the paid and free¬†versions of ESXi 5.x VM for the least possible cost. Here is a list of the various ones I have come across. Note that I haven’t tried most of these yet so have not real comments. Qantum vmPRO & DXi V1000 …¬†http://www.quantum.com/products/vmbackup/vmprosoftware/index.aspx ESXi […]

Asus H87M-E and ESXi 5.5 …

I just built a computer on the weekend primarily as a test server to assist in study for VMware and Microsoft certifications. To cut a long story short (a future post perhaps), ESXi installed ok but would not boot from a local SSD drive. I tried all sorts of options in the BIOS and installing […]

Interesting Backup Solutions …

I’m always being asked to do things for preferably less than nothing. So, I’m always on the lookout for free stuff. At the moment we are re-evaluating how we backup our data and servers. Most of these are now virtualised using VMware vSphere 4.x ESX hosts and iSCSI SANs. Anyhow, I recently discovered that Unitrends […]

Installing VirtIO drivers for Windows Guest VM on KVM host …

These are some of the pages i found useful recently while looking to install the VirtIO drivers on a Windows Server 2003 VM hosted on a CentOS 6.3 KVM host: http://serverfault.com/questions/258852/how-to-install-virtio-drivers-for-win-2008-on-kvm http://www.grosseosterhues.com/2011/03/migrate-kvm-ide-to-virtio/ http://serverfault.com/questions/452854/getting-windows-virtio-mounted-installed-for-kvm http://kahdev.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/using-virtio-drivers-in-a-kvm-windows-guest-vm/ http://blog.allanglesit.com/2011/03/kvm-guests-install-virtio-drivers-for-windows-guests/