Expand Virtual Machine Hard Drive in Vmware GSX server and virtual server

In order to expand virtual machine hard drive follow the steps below. Shut down virtual machine Use the Vmware expand command vmware-vdiskmanager -x 10Gb or the GUI utility of Virtual Disk Factory http://petruska.stardock.net/software/VMware.html#DiskFactory Expand disk using utility Restart virtual machine Install partition software (http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q=partition+software&btnG=Google+Search&meta=) Resize partition. We used Partition Manager 8.0 from Paragon software.

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VMware GSX error “The process cannot access the file because another process has locked a portion of the file”

Virtual machine posted dialog: E:Virtual MachinesServer_Name.vmx Operation on file “.Server_Name.vmdk.REDO_a03860” failed (The process cannot access the file because another process has locked a portion of the file). Pressing Retry will attempt the operation again. Pressing Abort will terminate this session. Pressing Continue will forward the error to the guest operating system.   Error Message: Virtual … Read more

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Change Squid Proxy Listening Port

When installing Squid Proxy server sometimes there is a need to change the squid server Listening proxy port number. By default Squid server listen on port 3128. When there is a need to change the listening port follow this document. Log into Squid Server Go to /etc/squid/squid.conf use Vim editor to change the port number … Read more

How to change the VMware ESX server IP address

To change the IP address of Vmware ESX server Console follow the steps: Turn on ESX server Press Alt+F1 Login to Esx server as administrator Type ifconfig to check the current IP address. esxcfg-vswif -i x.x.x.x vswif0 Example esxcfg-vswif -i vswif0

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Cisco Commands List Part 1

Setting the router commands Show version – shows router version  Enable – enter privilege EXEC configuration mode. Configure terminal – enter global configuration mode Config t – enter config mode Hostname – name the device Enable secret – set password Router – tells the router which protocol to use (e.g. router  RIP – router configuration … Read more

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How To Rename A File In VMware ESX Server

In order to rename VM file or a folder in ESX server we need to use a coomand as ESX server is builld on Linux core. To do so: Open an SSL connection to ESX server using Putty or a diffrent software. Go to the file that you want to change. Use cd foldername to … Read more

How To Disable WCCP On A cisco Router interface

In order to disable The Cisco Web Cache Communication Protocol (WCCP) on one of your Cisco interfaces you will need to type a command on your router. To disable the WCCP protocol on your router follow the steps below : Run sh run on your router to see how the WCCP configured (is redirect in … Read more

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Microsoft MOM 2005 Web Console Doesn’t Work

After installing Microsoft Operation 2005 with service pack 1 on a Windows Server 20002003 the Web Console doesn’t work and error with “page was forbidden browsing http:\momserver:1272 ”   To fix this issue follow the steps below:   Start the Microsoft IIS console and go to the MOM web server website properties: In Home Directory … Read more