P2V Migration Requires Access to DHCP Server

I have had many a struggle using vmware converter to migrate virtual machines. Recently, this has been more problematic. It turns out the the vmware “helper” machine needs an accessible DHCP server in order to create the new VM. See vmware discussion http://communities.vmware.com/thread/219178


Server 2008 R2 Has Slow Mouse Performance on ESXi (vSphere 4)

After scouring the internet for how to resolve this more than a couple times, I decided that this should be added to my site. I got all of the information from: http://communities.vmware.com/message/1592228


When viewing an ESXi guest using the console in the VI Client, you may experience poor mouse performance on server 2008R2 even after installing the VMWare tools. The behavior is similar to the typical mouse performance before installing VMware tools.


Change the video card driver to the one located at C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\Drivers\wddm_video, once complete, shutdown your virtual machine. Next edit the hardware settings of the VM and change the video RAM to 32MB. When you start your VM back up mouse performance should significantly improve.

If this does not work for you please let me know your solutions in the comments

Installing ESXi on Old Motherboard

>Follow this link, works great!

Free iSCSI Target for Testing ESX Server

Jason Boche over at http://www.dabcc.com has a great blog post on creating a free iSCSI storage target for use with ESX server. It is definitely worth a read for those trying to get up to speed on ESX and need a test environment.


I just passed the Certified Virtualization Expert Exam


After 1 week of 8:00AM to 6:00PM of training I passed the CVE Exam! I always get excited about new certifications.