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Install ESXi from USB on Bare Metal PowerEdge Server

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In my previous post, I went through the steps for creating a bootable USB installer for ESXi and in this post, I’m going to walk you through the steps for installing ESXi from USB to a bare metal Dell PowerEdge server. As mentioned in my previous post, you can install using an optical drive, remotely […]

Create Bootable USB Drive for VMware ESXi Installer

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I recently purchased a refurbished Dell PowerEdge server for my home lab and decided to go ahead and install VMware ESXi (vSphere Hypervisor) so that I could play around with different virtual machines. There are several ways you can go about installing ESXi onto your server: remotely using iDRAC if you have that setup on […]

How to Setup VMware Workstation Server and Connect to Shared VMs

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There’s a cool feature in VMware Workstation that basically lets you share your VM from one machine so that you can access it from any other machine remotely. This is great because if you have multiple copies of VMware on different computers, you either had to clone your VM or you had to store your […]

How to Upgrade VM Hardware Compatibility in VMware Workstation

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If you’ve been using VMware Workstation for a while, you’ve probably upgraded to newer additions as they have come out. I started off with VMware Workstation 8 several years back and am now on version 12. When you upgrade to a new version of VMWare Workstation, it doesn’t automatically upgrade the hardware compatibility for each […]

Reduce the Size of Virtual Machine Disk in VMware Workstation

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If you work with VMware Workstation on your Windows PC, you’ve probably noticed how the virtual machine disk image can become quite large very fast, especially if you are running Windows 7 or Windows 10 as a guest OS. Luckily, there are a couple of ways you can shrink the size of the virtual disk […]