Using WinPE 2.1 with VMWare virtual machines

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Article ID: 40812

Using WinPE 2.1 with VMWare virtual machines


Applies To

• Deployment Solution 6.9



Question

How do I use WinPE* 2.1 with VMware* virtual machines?



Answer

You must use Intel E1000 network card emulation instead of AMD pcnet network card emulation. See http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/tweaking-vmware-work-winpe-2x-and-microsoft-vista for instructions.
Excerpts from the link:

The following works for VMware WorkStation 5.5 and 6.0 and VMware Server 1.0+. By make the following alterations, WinPE 2.x will work seamlessly with network drivers.

  1. Make sure VMware is not running. Stop any virtual machines running and close VMware.
  2. Browse to the Virtual machine files and open the .vmx file with your favorite text editor.
  3. Add the following to the <Path to VM> .vmx file:

    ethernet0.virtualDev = „e1000“

    This is right after the ethernet0.present = „TRUE“.

  4. Save the changes.
  5. Start your virtual machine.

Virtual machines with installed operating systems such as Microsoft Windows Vista or Microsoft Windows XP might have an issue with the drivers after this change. Change the network drivers and point to c:\windows\system32 for the drivers. Or download the latest e1000(Intel) driver.



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VMware Toolbar released

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vSphere 4.0 Hardening Guide Released

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Apr 282010
 

Source: http://blogs.vmware.com/

VMware would like to announce the availability of the final release of the vSphere 4.0 Security Hardening Guide.  This version incorporates the extensive feedback from the VMware community on the previous draft release, which was published in January.  We would like to thank all the people who took the time to go through the draft release and provide their comments.

This guide represents a new approach to providing security guidance from VMware. As compared with the previous VI3 Hardening Guides, the current guide has the following highlights.

  • Structure: this version uses a standardized format, with formally defined sections, templates, and reference codes.  The goal is to increase clarity and reduce ambiguity, make it easier to reference individual guidelines, and most of all, enhance the ability to automate guideline enforcement.
  • Recommendation levels: in following with the formats used by NIST, CIS, and others, this guide categorizes all guidelines into three security levels.  Instead of recommending a single set of guidelines for all environments, this guide encourages more of a risk-based approach, so that individual administrators can decide which guidelines apply to their environment.

Overall, there are more than 100 guidelines, with the following major sections:

The Introduction section describes the scope, structure, recommendation levels, and other aspects of the guide in more detail.  Please read this section first before diving into the rest of the guide, as it provides important context.

Although this version of the guide can be considered as „final“ and appropriate for use in production environments, we recognize that there is always room for improvement.  We will continue to welcome comments and corrections on this guide, and we will publish updated versions of the guide from time to time as feedback is accumulated.  This feedback of course will also be incorporated into the hardening guide for future releases of vSphere.

The vSphere 4.0 Hardening Guide has been posted to the VMware Communities in the „Security and vShield Zones” area, in the Documents tab.  Please provide feedback in the Comments area.

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VMware und Salesforce.com planen Java-Cloud

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Apr 282010
 

VMForce is coming….

Source: http://www.tecchannel.de/

VMforce

VMware und Salesforce.com planen Java-Cloud

Mit der gemeinsamen Entwicklung „VMforce“ wollen VMware und Salesforce.com Enterprise-Java den Weg in die Cloud bahnen.
VMforce kombiniert Java mit dem Java-Framework Spring und der Cloud-Plattform Force.com von Salesforce. Als Server für die VMforce-Applikationen kommt die „tc Server Runtime“ zum Einsatz, eine Unternehmensversion von Apache Tomcat. Force.com stellt die relationale Datenbank, verschiedene Dienste (unter anderem Suche, Identität und Security, Workflow, Reporting und Analytik, API zur Integration von Web-Services, mobiler Einsatz) sowie die „Chatter Services“ (Profile, Status-Updates, Grupen, Feeds, Dokumenten-Sharing, Chatter-API) für „Web-2.0“-Applikationen bereit. Verwaltet wird die mit „vSphere“ virtualisierte Infrastruktur mittels „vCloud„.
Lupe

Wolke: Die VMforce soll Java-Entwicklern die gleiche Architektur  wie die

Wolke: Die VMforce soll Java-Entwicklern die gleiche Architektur wie die „Private Cloud“ on premise bieten.
„Jetzt können Enterprise-Java-Entwickler leistungsstarke und innovative ‚Cloud-2‘-Apps schaffen“, verspricht Salesforce.com-Chef Marc Benioff. Sein VMware-Pendant Paul Maritz ergänzt: „Kunden können so die bestehenden internen Investitionen mit der Flexibilität und den Ressourcen der Cloud verbinden.“ Anwender sollen unter anderem von der automatischen Skalierung durch VMforce profitieren und sich keine Gedanken mehr über die Skalierung von App-Servern, Datenbanken oder Infrastruktur an wechselnde Leistungsanforderungen mehr machen müssen.
Weiterführende Informationen zu VMforce und „Open PaaS“ finden Interessierte in zwei Blogposts bei VMware sowie bei Salesforce.
VMforce wird heute angekündigt und soll „noch 2010“, also vermutlich gegen Ende des Jahres, als Developer Preview verfügbar sein. Dann werden auch die Preise bekanntgegeben. (Computerwoche/cvi)

VMforce

VMware und Salesforce.com planen Java-Cloud

Mit der gemeinsamen Entwicklung „VMforce“ wollen VMware und Salesforce.com Enterprise-Java den Weg in die Cloud bahnen.
VMforce kombiniert Java mit dem Java-Framework Spring und der Cloud-Plattform Force.com von Salesforce. Als Server für die VMforce-Applikationen kommt die „tc Server Runtime“ zum Einsatz, eine Unternehmensversion von Apache Tomcat. Force.com stellt die relationale Datenbank, verschiedene Dienste (unter anderem Suche, Identität und Security, Workflow, Reporting und Analytik, API zur Integration von Web-Services, mobiler Einsatz) sowie die „Chatter Services“ (Profile, Status-Updates, Grupen, Feeds, Dokumenten-Sharing, Chatter-API) für „Web-2.0“-Applikationen bereit. Verwaltet wird die mit „vSphere“ virtualisierte Infrastruktur mittels „vCloud“.
Lupe

Wolke: Die VMforce soll Java-Entwicklern die gleiche Architektur  wie die

Wolke: Die VMforce soll Java-Entwicklern die gleiche Architektur wie die „Private Cloud“ on premise bieten.
„Jetzt können Enterprise-Java-Entwickler leistungsstarke und innovative ‚Cloud-2‘-Apps schaffen“, verspricht Salesforce.com-Chef Marc Benioff. Sein VMware-Pendant Paul Maritz ergänzt: „Kunden können so die bestehenden internen Investitionen mit der Flexibilität und den Ressourcen der Cloud verbinden.“ Anwender sollen unter anderem von der automatischen Skalierung durch VMforce profitieren und sich keine Gedanken mehr über die Skalierung von App-Servern, Datenbanken oder Infrastruktur an wechselnde Leistungsanforderungen mehr machen müssen.
Weiterführende Informationen zu VMforce und „Open PaaS“ finden Interessierte in zwei Blogposts bei VMware sowie bei Salesforce.
VMforce wird heute angekündigt und soll „noch 2010“, also vermutlich gegen Ende des Jahres, als Developer Preview verfügbar sein. Dann werden auch die Preise bekanntgegeben. (Computerwoche/cvi)
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Commands to monitor snapshot deletion (1007566)

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During the snapshot deletion process, it is difficult to observe the progress. While the snapshot deletion is taking place, the following may occur: · The hostd process does not respond · It is

      
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QueryPerformanceCounter behaves improperly inside a virtual machine when /usepmtimer is used with some Windows HALs (1011714)

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A Windows guest may experience these symptoms: · QueryPerformanceCounter stays within a 4.7 second range, advancing at the

      
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UFA agent does not install on Windows virtual machines (1013310)

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· The Converter logs show: ‚P2V‘ 3524 error] [baseAgentDeploymentTask,126] Install failed, msiexec exit code=1603 ‚P2V‘ 3524 info] [,0] Stopping service ‚P2V‘ 3524 info] [,0] Sending

      
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VMware Fault Tolerance FAQ (1013428)

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This article provides information for users of VMware Fault Tolerance (FT). The article contains Frequently Asked Questions that can help to resolve Fault Tolerance related issues. What is VMware Fault Tolerance?

      
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Unable to create a VMFS datastore a Xyratex or Overland Storage array (1014144)

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The creation of a VMFS volume on a Xyratex or Overland Storage array on ESX servers may fail with the following messages in the VMkernel logs:   Feb  4 16:05:37 pavfvm01

      
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Importing a virtual machine causes the error: unknown error generated by converter client (1016125)

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Importing a virtual machine causes the error: unknown error generated by converter client
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· Importing a virtual machine fails · Attempting to import a virtual machine from any object (for example, an ESX host or cluster) in the vCenter

      
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VMworld 2010 Registration Now Open

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VMworld 2010 Registration Now Open

VMworld 2010

August 30 – September 2

Moscone Center, San Francisco

 

October 12 – 14

Bella Center, Copenhagen

 

Registration for VMworld 2010  is now open for both San Francisco & Copenhagen!

 

Register for VMworld 2010 before June 25th and take advantage  of your early bird discount.

 

VMworld 2010, brought to you  by VMware, gives you unparalleled access to educational opportunities  that will show you how to reduce IT complexity, and enable IT as a  service  through virtualization and cloud computing. Join us to:

 

Learn

Select from more than 300  Breakout Sessions and Hands on Labs that cover topics such as leveraging  the public cloud, virtualizing enterprise applications  and managing the desktop as a service.

Engage

Meet one on one with  Knowledge Experts or join group discussions to learn and share with  peers and industry experts alike.

Network

Visit industry-leading  technology partners showcasing complementary solutions that can help you  dramatically reduce your IT complexity.

 

Don’t miss out on your  savings – or the education and training opportunities found at VMworld  2010. Register now.

      
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VMforce and VMware’s “Open PaaS” Strategy

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VMforce and VMware’s “Open PaaS” Strategy

Read Steve Herrod’s post: VMforce and VMware’s „Open PaaS“ Strategy.

 

      
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Moving or copying a virtual machine within a VMware environment (1000936)

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In certain circumstances you may want to relocate a virtual machine from one location to another location. These circumstances may include, but are not limited to, the

      
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VMware Support Toolbar tips

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Here’s a couple of tips for users of our new VMware support toolbar.

There are now two variations of the toolbar catering to different types of customers. Learn about the two different versions; one for the Datacenter crowd, and one for desktop virtualization users. They look very similar to one another, but the content is definitely different.

Also learn how to change the default search engine. We like setting this to search our KB and leaving it there, but you have the option.

 

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If you don’t have the cross-platform browser toolbar installed yet click to get it now!

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