Remove Docker persistent storage volumes from VMware datastore

After you have finished using your Docker persistent storage volumes you can remove them from the environment so you can clean them up and don’t consume more storage that what is really needed. Here is what you have to do do clean those up. List your volumes docker volume ls …

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Deploying containers with persistent storage in VMware environments

In my last blog post I described how to install the VMware Plugin for Docker.  Now we will deploy an environment and show how we can use a persistent storage volume across containers. Build a new volume for a container docker volume create –driver-vmdk –name BusyBox1 -o size=2gb You can …

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Leveraging the VMware Docker Plugin in your environment

You may have heard that VMware released a docker plugin. This plugin allows the developers use persistent storage and store it in the VMware datastore while allowing IT Administrators the capability to manage their environment their way. In this post I will go thru the steps to add the all …

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Configure Windows Server 2012 or Hyper-V 2012 VM on ESXi 5

This configuration is not a supported in production. This is a tutorial for IT Pros to build a Lab environment with Windows 2012 or Hyper-V Server 2012 Login to your VMware environment. Create a new VM Select to configure a custom VM Select the name for your Hyper-V server and …

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vCenter Appliance and Sysprep tools

VMware vCenter Appliance provides the capability to manage your environment from a simple VM without the need to have another Windows server to manage the VMware vSphere Infrastructure. As this appliance is based on SUSE Linux; Where will you copy the Sysprep tools for your VM’s?  The location is /etc/vmware/sysprep …

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VMware support documentation and 3rd party tools list

For all my friends and co-workers that constantly ask can you send me the links for that documentation. I will start compiling a list of all the support documents and tools I currently use for VMware virtualization technologies. Documentation VMware ESXi 5 documentation VMware vSphere 4.1 documentation Videos VMware TechPubs video library …

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