Links for more information about virtualisation   

Virtual Machine Backup Guide -
Consolidated Backup in Vmware Infrastructure 3 -
Vmware Consolidated Backup Best Practices, Tips and Tricks -
Backup and Recovery of Virtual Servers -
Hot Backups and Restores -
Non-disruptive Backups of Vmware Environments Using Veritas Netbackup -
Vmware Consolidated Backup for Disaster Recovery -
Perl Backup Script for Vmware ESX - ( free ) -
ESX Ranger ( not free ) -
esXpress ( not free ) -
Backup scripts - and
Shell script -
Perl script -
Oracle backups -
Vmware Consolidated Backup Technology: Today and Future -
Implementing Effective Backup Strategies for Disaster Recover -

Bouke Groenescheij blog of

Books/Documentation/Learning Resources:
Vmware VI3 documentation -
Configuration Maximums for VMware Infrastructure 3 -
Vmworld presentations -
ESX on non-supported hardware to learn with -

Optimizing Citrix Presentation Server on Vmware ESX Server -
Citrix and Vmware -

Newsid -
Sysprep -
Sysprep -

Setup for Microsoft Cluster Service -

Boot.ini file -
Guide to P2V 2.x -
Vmware P2V Assistant Best Practices -
Converter tutorial -
Introducing the Next Generation of P2V: Vmware Converter 3.0 -
Converter FAQ -
Converter Manual -
Converter Release Notes -
Converter Data Sheet -
Converter download -
Import of physical machine fails -
Ultimate P2V -
EZ P2V -
VMware P2V and Virtual Machine Importer -
What machines should not be converted -
Remove non-present devices from converted system -
Linux conversion -
Linux conversion -

Domain Controllers/Active Directory:
Virutalization of Active Directory -
Considerations when hosting Active Directory domain controller in virtual hosting environments -
Virtualizing a Windows Active Directory Domain Infrastructure -
How to detect and recover from a USN rollback in Windows 2003 Server:
How to detect and recover from a USN rollback in Windows 2000 Server:
P2Ving Domain Controllers -

Disabling Web access on the ESX Server -
Using SCP to Copy Files to or from an ESX Server System -
Using SCP to Copy Files to or from an ESX Server System -
ESX Server 3.0 Tips and Tricks -
Change VM swap file path -
Change VM swap file path - (Page 141)
Vmimages obsolete -
Vmimages obsolete -
3.0.1 restart bug -
3.0.1 restart bug -

General: The blog about virtual machines and virtualization technologies, products, market trends.
Server product comparison -
Introduction to ESX 3.0.1 and VirtualCenter 2.0.1 -
Tips and tricks for implementing infrastructure services on ESX server -
Virtual Infrastructure Implementation Best Practices From A to Z -
Vmware Infrastructure 3 Customer FAQ -
Server Consolidation with VMware ESX Server -
Virtual Machine Cost Calculator spreadsheet -
TCO Calculator -
VMotion technology
, move a virtual guest from one physical host ot another.

The VMware User Group Belgium
Montreal VMware User Group
VMware Newsgroup

Automating High Availability (HA) Services with Vmware HA -
Effective DRS and HA in Production -
Resource Management with Vmware DRS -
Resource Management in Vmware ESX Server 3 -
Intel & AMD with HA & DRS -

Vmotion CPU Compatibility for Intel processors -
Vmotion CPU Compatibility for AMD processors -
Vmotion - How to override CPU masks due to cpu mismatch -
Vmotion requirements - (Chapter 14)
Vmotion between Apples and Oranges: Understanding CPU Compatibility Restraints for Vmotion -
Vmotion and CPU Compatibility -
Vmotion Info tool -
HP Management Agents for VMware ESX Server 3.x version 7.7.0 -
Vmotion and VM Compatibility Matrix for Dell PowerEdge Servers -
Vmotion and VM Compatibility Matrix for HP Proliant Servers -
HP Vmotion Compatibility Matrix -
Production Consolidation using VMware and the AMD Opteron Processor -
IBM Insights in Sizing Hardware for Virtualization -
HP Virtualization Management Software -
10K vs. 15K & iSCSI -
To vSMP or not to vSMP -
Best Practices using Vmware Virtual vSMP -
Hardware recommendations to build a cheap ESX server -
White box/Home ESX system -

Vmware licensing page -
Server-based License File Checker -
Pricing, Packaging & Licensing Overview -
Install License File -
Microsoft Virtual Machine Technology FAQ -
Windows Server Virtualization Calculator -
Licensing Microsoft Server Products with Virtual Machine Technologies -

Getting a DHCP Address in a Red Hat Linux Virtual Machine -
Windows to Linux roadmap -
Windows to Linux roadmap post on Vmtn -
Install Vmware Tools in a Linux VM under ESX Server 3.x -
From DOS/Windows to Linux HowTo -
Universal Command Guide for Operating Systems -

Host Mem and Guest Mem % -
The Role of Memory in ESX Server 3 -
Memory resource management in Vmware ESX Server -
Understanding memory usage in Windows 2000 -
Operating System Extensions to Support Host Based Virtual Machines -
Memory performance -
Memory Shares/Limits/Reservations -
RAM, Virtual Memory, Pagefile and all that stuff -
Understanding the Impact of RAM on Overall System Performance -
RAM, Virtual Memory, Pagefile and all that stuff -
Pagefile thread -
Resizing Memory With Balloons and Hotplug -

VMware ESX Server 3 802.1Q VLAN Solutions -
Networking Virtual Machines -
Networking Scenarios & Troubleshooting -
Duplex Mismatch Primer -
3rd party software and the new Service Console Firewall -
Firewall and Netbackup -
ESX VM’s in the DMZ -
Second Service Console NIC -
NIC teaming and VLAN trunking -
Which NIC is used in cold migration -
Esxcfg-firewall -
Service Console and Vmotion NIC sharing -
Configure multiple IP addresses to a NIC in Linux -
Configure a static MAC address for a VM -
Rename a vSwitch -
Rename a vSwitch -
Changing the MAC address of a virtual machine -
Networking explained by

Patch Management for ESX Server 3 -
Download -
ESX patches -
Virtual Center 2.0.1 Patch2 -
Autopatching ESX host -
Patching and updating Vmware ESX Server 3 -
Automated download of ESX patches -
Patch Script: -
Pre-compiled patchlist.txt - and
Patch order - amd
VMTS-patchmanagement toolkit  -

VMware ESX Server guest performance tips Pt .1 -,289483,sid94_gci1231666,00.html
VMware ESX Server guest performance tips Pt. 2 -,289483,sid94_gci1231917,00.html
VMware ESX Server guest performance tips Pt. 3 -,289483,sid94_gci1235138,00.html
Top 12 ways to Improve Guest Server Performance under VMware ESX Server -
Vmware ESX Server 2 Performance Tips and Tricks -
Performance Tuning for VI3 -
Performance Troubleshooting -
Performance Tuning Best Practices for ESX Server 3 -
ESX Server 3.0 Tips and Tricks -
Performance Monitoring and Capacity Planning -
A Performance Comparisopn of Hypervisors -
Using esxtop to troubleshoot performance problems -
ESX Workload Analysis: Lessons Learned -

RTFM Guides:
Upgrade Guide to ESX 3 and VirtualCenter 2 -
Guide to ESX 3 Service Console -
Guide to ESX 2.x Administration I -
Guide to ESX 2.x Administration II -
Beyond the Manual - VMware ESX 2.x -
ESX 2.x Service Console Quick Command-Line Guide -
Guide to vCenter 1.x Administration -

Simplifying Administration with Scripting APIs -

Vmware as a secure and leak resistant sandbox environment -
Security Design of the Vmware Infrastructure 3 Architecture -
Vmware Infrastructure 3 Security Hardening -
VI3 Securing and Monitoring -
Vmware ESX Server – Providing LUN Security -
Vmware and NSA -

Service Console:
Common Linux commands on the service console -
Command Line Interface Tips and Tricks for Vmware ESX Server 2 and 3 -

Snapshots take long time to commit -
Snapshots take long time to commit -
Snapshots take long time to commit -
Beware the long snapshot -
Snapshot directory -
Vmotion with snapshots -
Snapshot location -
Snapshot disk space and growth -
Finding snapshots -
What is a snapshot -
Finding snapshots -
What is a snapshot -
Deleting snapshots requires extra diskspace to complete -
Remove snapshots script -
Recover from expanded disk with existing snapshot or corrupted snapshots - New - 5/1/08
How VMware Snapshots work -,289483,sid179_gci1310147,00.html New - 5/1/08
Deleting virtual machine snapshots without wasting disk space -,289483,sid179_gci1311854,00.html New - 5/1/08
Snapshot Technology Overview - New - 5/1/08
Implementation and Performance Evaluation of Two Snapshot Methods on iSCSI Target Storages - New - 5/1/08

SAN Configuration Guide -
SAN System Design and Deployment Guide -
Extending a VMFS3 data store -
HBA load balancing -
HBA Redundancy -
Configuring iSCSI in a Vmware 3 environment -
iSCSI , NAS and IP Storage Configuration for Vmware ESX Server -
ESX Server Raw Device Mapping -
Unofficial list of SATA controllers that will work with ESX -
Running Vmware ESX on SATA disks -
Install ESX on SATA -
Fibre channel paths -
VMFS volume symblic links/uuid -
VMFS volume symblic links/uuid -
Choosing and Architecting Storage for your Environment -
Using multi-pathing in ESX Server -
Vmware Infrastructure 3, HP StorageWorks best practices -

Storage vMotion:
Storage Vmotion Script -
VI 2.5 Client Plug-in for Storage vMotion -
GUI for Storage vMotion -
SVMotion graphical user interface - New - 5/1/08

SQL Server:
SQL Server Performance in a VMware Infrastructure 3 Environment -
Exchange and SQL on ESX Server (VMworld 2007) -

Time sync:
Configuring windows time service (not in ESX) -
Vmware time sync and windows time service (understand windows time first) -
Time sync -
Timekeeping in VMware virtual machines -
Clock in a Linux guest runs more slowly or quickly than real time -

Troubleshooting Vmware ESX Server 3 and Vmware VirtualCenter 2 -
Kernrate viewer -
VI3 Network Scenarios and Troubleshooting -
VirtualCenter 2 Diagnostics -
Tips for Troubleshooting Vmware ESX Server Faults -
Vm-support options -
When disaster strikes Vmware -
Troubleshoot high CPU on ESX with top command -

VI 3.5 - Update Manager:
VMware Update Manager Release Notes -
VMware Update Manager Admin Guide -
VMware Update Manager Sizing Estimator -

Upgrade from ESX 2.x to ESX 3.0:
Virtual Infrastructure 3: Beta to Production -
Understanding Virtual Infrastructure Upgrade Moving to the new ESX 3.0/VC2.0 Release -
Details of What's New and Improved in VMware Infrastructure 3 -
Vmware Infrastructure 3 Release Notes -
Planning a Upgrade to Vmware Infrastructure 3 -

Vmware utilities -
WinScp -
Vmount 1.1 for Vmware -
FastSCP -
Several tooling kits, like converter to VHD and resizers
Patch manager -

VCP Certification:
VCP Study Online Quiz -
VCP Quiz -
Rob Scmidt's VMware VCP Study Questions -

VI3 VCP-310 Exam Preparation Questions -,com_quiz/Itemid,34/
VCP certification highly marketable in today's IT job market -,289142,sid179_gci1277567,00.html
VMware Certified Professional Blueprint Outline -

Virtual disk (VMDK):
Repair VMDK -
Extend boot volume of Windows 2003 VM -
Resizing Windows VM disks -
Defragging virtual disks -
Resizing Windows VM disks -
Resizing Windows VM disks -
Resizing Windows VM disks -
Unable to log on if the boot partition drive letter has changed -
How to restore the system/boot drive letter in Windows -

Virtual Center:
VIrtualCenter Technical Best practices -
VirtualCenter Monitoring and Performance Statistics -
VirtualCenter 2.X Using Database Views -
SQL Server database as a VM Guest -
SQL 2005 support -
SQL 2005 Express edition support -
SQL 2005 support -
Operation timeout -
Managing remote servers -
Running VirtualCenter in a Virtual Machine -
Template Usage and Best Practices -
Virtual Center and remote ESX servers -
Managing Vmware VirtualCenter Roles & Permissions -

Virtual Machine:
VMware disk files explained -
What Files Make Up a Virtual Machine? -
Installing Windows XP on ESX -
SQL Server virtualization and multi-instancing -
How to virtualize SQL Server on Virtual server -
Configuring swap files on Windows 2003 VM -
Deploying Microsoft Exchange in Vmware Infrastructure -
Change vswp file location -

Vmware Server:
10 ways to increase performance on a Vmware system -
Vmware Server Tips and Tricks -

Virtual Tricks -
Homepage of Bouke Groenescheij and his new company
Mike Laverick's RTMF Education -
Vmware Technology Center -
Australia and New Zealand's Premier Virtualisation Community -
Petri IT Knowledgebase -
VM Professional -
VM Weekly -
x86 Virtualization -
San Barrow -
Virtualization Info -
Run Virtual -
Vmware Professional -
Vmwarez -
Virtual Strategy Magazine -
ESX Server Hints and Tips -
Virtual Infrastructure 411 -
VM Guru -
Vm User -
Virtualization Daily -
Xtravirt -
VM Blog –
Tech Target’s Virtualization Information Site -
Tech Target’s VMware Information Site -
V-Magazine -
Virtual Planet -
VMTS – The Virtual Backup -
ESX Guide –
Easy VMX -
P2VD -
Netapp and VMware Integration -
Happy Router -
Dabcc -
Virtualization Sys-con -
VMware Infrastructure Plugins – - many links and ESX info
Virtualization Watch - New - 5/1/08
Virtualization Review - New - 5/1/08
Virtualization - New - 5/1/08