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Restore a Virtual Server using Veeam

In a DR situation you may need to restore a virtual server using Veeam. 1. Open Veeam Backup & Replication 2. Click restore 3. Select Entire VM including registration then next 4. Click add VM then From Backup 5. Expand

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Install an External Platform Services Controller for vSphere 6.0

With an External Platform Services Controller you have the ability to manage multiple vCenter servers from one pane. It sounded like quite a cool option so I thought I would get it installed in the lab! vCenter Architecture Options: Hardware

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Creating a Nested Virtualization Lab on VMware 5.5

For my new lab I am using an old HP Z200 workstation with a Quad Core Xeon processor and 16GB RAM. For storage I have 1 SSD and 2 SATA disks.  After turning on Hyper threading in the BIOS I

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