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Cisco ASAv 9.4.1 and ASDM 7.4.1 in Workstation / ESXi (2)

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In my previous post “Cisco ASAv 9.4.1 and ASDM 7.4.1 in Workstation / ESXi (1)“, I tested the importing both OVA and VMDK file into Workstation and ESXi, but both ways failed. Those files are found and downloaded from Internet for only testing purpose. I believe those are good files and somebody has tested them. The only reason for my failure…

Install Vmware vCenter into ESXi 5.5 and Reset ESXi into Evaluation Mode

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VMware vCenter Server provides centralized visibility, proactive management and extensibility for VMware vSphere from a single console. The easiest way to deploy vCenter server is to use vCenter server appliance, which is a Linux-based virtual appliance used to manage vSphere. Following steps shows the procedures how this virtual appliacne deployed into ESXi environment. 1. Download Software There are a couple…

Cisco ASAv 9.4.1 and ASDM 7.4.1 in Workstation / ESXi (1)

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Cisco released ASA Software Version 9.4(x) on March 2015. Thre are some new features from release note in the Cisco website. I am going to give it a try to add it into my testing environment using Vmware workstation or ESXi. Some old ASA versions have been tested in my previous posts:Here are all related posts in this blog: ASA…

Workaround for Windows XP VMware vSphere Client Connecting to ESXi 5.5

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Just found the vSphere client is no longer compatible with Windows XP because it uses increased cypher strengths not available in Windows XP when connecting to ESXi 5.5. Later versions of windows will work, and there is a hotfix available for Windows 2003 server machines that fall foul of this change. 1. Symptoms 2. Solutions Refer to Vmware Support KB:vSphere…

Workaround for can not Edit Virtual Machine Settings in VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5

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After upgraded ESXi to 5.5, some VMs got following screenshot error when tried to edit the configuration. “You cannot use the vSphere Client to edit the settings of virtual machines of version 10 or higher. Use the vSphere Web Client to edit the settings of this virtual machine “   The solution is to use vSphere Web client. The workaround…

OpenWRT in Vmware as a light weight router and virtual host

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OpenWrt is a Linux distribution for embedded devices and provides a fully writable filesystem with package management. Also for me, it is perfect for running OpenWRT as a small router or virtual host in my virtual rack. I was using BSD Router (BSDRP) for this purpose quite a while. Now it seems better one coming. To make a mark on…

Cisco L2 L3 IOU Rack V5 (newer version from Cisco L2 L3 IOU Rack V3)

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I was using Cisco L2 L3 IOU Rack V3 from flyxj for quite a while. Recently found Cisco L2 L3 IOU Rack V5. Not much difference except more devices in it for more complicated topology. 1. Vmware 10 workstation Configuration: a. Create a custom linux vm with an existing virtual disk in your download file.  b. Remove other unused hardware…

ASA 9.21 in Vmware Workstation 10

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There is old post “ASA 8.02 in Vmware Workstation “ in this blog posted on Dec 2011. Anothe post “How to Make your own ASA 8.42 in VMware”.  Here are all related posts in this blog: ASA 8.02 in Vmware Workstation ASA 8.42 in VMware Workstation ASA 9.21 in Vmware Workstation 10 Cisco ASAv 9.4.1 and ASDM 7.4.1 in Workstation /…

Use Serial Port in Virtual Machines Running on Vmware Workstation and ESXi

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1. Using Serial Port in the VMs running at Vmware Workstation Named Pipe TCP Proxy is the one I am using on my laptop to connect to Named pipe on my Vmware Workstation VMs.  The Configuration looks like following: Virtual Machine’s Settings  Named Pipe TCP Proxy’s Settings  SecureCRT’s Settings 2. Using Serial Port in the VMs running on ESXi In…