Monthly Archives: September 2012

VMware Workstation 2012 beta

VMware Workstation 12 beta

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VMware ESXi in a VM

Apparently you can run VMware VSphere ESXi inside a VMwareVM !

  • You need to run VMware Player 4 or VMware Server 2 on the physical host since previous versions can’t succesfully run ESX or ESXi in a VM.
  • VM needs at least 1.5 GB of vmemory, 2 vCPUs and plenty of vSCSI disk space.

but you’ll need to manually edit your VMX file to

guestOS = "vmkernel"
monitor_control.vt32 = "TRUE"
monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = "TRUE"

see serverfault.com/how-to-run-vmware-esx-or-esxi-in-a-virtual-machine

and fix the clock

guestOS = "vmkernel"
timeTracker.apparentHz = 2376000000
timeTracker.apicBusHz = 66000000

see kb.vmware.com/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1030411

esxi

esxi2

amazon glacier storage

Amazon Glacier is an extremely low-cost storage service that provides secure and durable storage for data archiving and backup. In order to keep costs low, Amazon Glacier is optimized for data that is infrequently accessed and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable.

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