vSphere 7 as a Nested Cluster within Centos 8 and KVM

What is a Nested VM? Nested virtualization refers to virtualization that runs inside an already virtualized environment. In other words, it's the ability to run a hypervisor inside of a virtual machine (VM), which itself runs on a hypervisor. Why do this? As for me I have an R440 single CPU 10 core 20 threads with 64G of memory. I have … Continue reading vSphere 7 as a Nested Cluster within Centos 8 and KVM

VMware 6.5 to 6.7 Upgrade Workaround for Older CPUs

I have three Dell T110s and wanted to upgrade them from vSphere 6.5 to 6.7. The issue I had was incompatible hardware. Although for what I use it for it should be fine there has been updates on what CPU is currently supported. With newer CPUs there is advanced features that older ones just don't … Continue reading VMware 6.5 to 6.7 Upgrade Workaround for Older CPUs

Setup Kickstart Server using Centos 7 for PXE Boot as a VM for VMware Fusion

I don't believe in recreating the wheel, so I am referencing a few sites that I found to be very useful in configuring Kickstart the first time. Instead of coping the verbiage in most instances I will reference a site I used. There you will be able to get the necessary information for setting up … Continue reading Setup Kickstart Server using Centos 7 for PXE Boot as a VM for VMware Fusion

Install Vmware Tools in Oracle Enterprise Linux

Installing vmware tools via cli in Oracle linux Update linux first yum update yum upgrade mkdir /mnt/cdrom mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom Install required packages yum install gcc yum -y install kernel-uek-devel-`uname -r` yum -y install kernel-uek-headers-`uname -r`  Now untar the tools tar xzvf /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-x.x.x-xxxx.tar.gz -C /tmp/ Now fix the usb drive issue in the vmware tools … Continue reading Install Vmware Tools in Oracle Enterprise Linux