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When running vCenter Server, you can clone the VM and it will prompt you for new customization settings. Without it… You will need to manually copy the VM files (or only the VMDK if you attach it to a newly created VM). Then run Sysprep to configure it and avoid duplicate SID. Shutdown your VM […]

Scan system for disk: ioscan -fnkCdisk Get disk info: diskinfo /dev/rdsk/c3t2d0 Show VG and linked PV: vgdisplay -v Show PV info: pvdisplay -v /dev/dsk/c3t2d0 Check for disk IO error or successful read: dd if=/dev/rdsk/c3t2d0 of=/dev/null bs=1024k Enable VG if needed: vgchange -a y /dev/vg00 Show mount point: df or bdf   You are also able […]

Issue: After visualizing a physical Windows XP machine, Windows requires activation. Background: After converting a PC from physical to virtual, Windows recognizes that there has been a hardware change.  This will send it into “Activation Mode”, which will require you to activate Windows XP before use.  In order to work around this, you can apply a new VALID key […]