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Credential Guard Incompatible Solution for VMware Workstation on Win10


For IT personnel and program developers, in order to test the system and software, most of them rely on tools such as Microsoft Virtual PC, VMware or VirtualBox to build virtual machines. VMware is a leader in this field, and I am also like VMWare Workstation most. Just recently after upgrading Windows 10 1903, I found there is an incompatibility issue between VMware Workstation and Device / Credential Guard. VMware Workstation and Windows 10 systems…

Install ESXi 5.1/5.5/6.0 into Mac Mini 3.1 (Later 2009)


It is not new to install ESXi on Mac Mini for technical person . There are lots of benefits to do this. I have been used ESXi 5.5/6 on my Mac Mini 5.1 for many years now. Just recently I have got two Mac Mini 3.1  to play at my home and I was wondering if it is possible to get ESXi on them.

I have two types of Mac Mini 3.1, one is regular with one hard drive and one optical drive. Another Mac Mini 3.1 is server version. There is no optical drive but two hard drive installed.

The result is surprising and working very well although I had a small hiccup on storage adapter. First thing I did is to upgrade the RAM from 4G to 8G which is maximum you can have. You can not start installing process if you only have 4G RAM. I did not try 16G RAM since no one succeed that by googled online. It is enough to get me run 2-3 VMs anyway.

Install ProxMox 5.3 into VMware Workstation 14


Proxmox VE is a complete open-source platform for all-inclusive enterprise virtualization that tightly integrates KVM hypervisor and LXC containers, software-defined storage and networking functionality on a single platform, and easily manages high availability clusters and disaster recovery tools with the built-in web management interface.

The enterprise-class features and the 100% software-based focus make Proxmox VE the perfect choice to virtualize your IT infrastructure, optimize existing resources, and increase efficiencies with minimal expense. You can easily virtualize even the most demanding Linux and Windows application workloads, and dynamically scale-out your computing and storage as your needs grow ensuring to stay adaptable for future growth of your data center. You can easily use Proxmox VE to control KVM and OpenVZ virtual machines and create a small computing cloud with it.

YouTube Video: Install ProxMox 5.3 into VMware Workstation

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


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 is because I am not using a right way to do it. In my old…

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


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 of options you can download.a. Download .iso file to install vCenter into windows / linux…

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


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 8.02 in Vmware Workstation ASA 8.42 in VMware Workstation ASA 9.21 in Vmware Workstation 10…

Workaround for Windows XP VMware vSphere Client Connecting to ESXi 5.5


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 Client and vSphere PowerCLI may fail to connect to vCenter Server 5.1 and 5.5 due…