Tag: VMDK

RANT: VMDKs or VHDs ; Why do I have to Choose?!?

RANT: VMDKs or VHDs ; Why do I have to Choose?!?

Virtual Disks.  They are single file containers that hold entire file systems within them (think of the Galaxy Marbles in Men in Black!)  Operating systems ... Read More

Separate Virtual Disks for each volume in Virtual Machines.

Separate Virtual Disks for each volume in Virtual Machines.

It’s a pretty solid best practice to create a separate virtual disk or VMDK/VHD for each volume in a virtual machine.  The alternative is to ... Read More

They grow so quickly! … Windows 2008 VMDKs that is!

They grow so quickly! … Windows 2008 VMDKs that is!

 Jeff Miller confirmed for me that after growing your VMDK for your favorite Windows 2008 Server VM, you can quickly and easily use Windows Disk ... Read More

How to migrate an ESX 3.5 v4 VM to vSphere v7 VM

How to migrate an ESX 3.5 v4 VM to vSphere v7 VM

Now that VMware has released their first set of patches for vSphere, let the mass migrations begin! :) John Simon sent me over his EXTENSIVE ... Read More

MAC OS on vSphere! Thanks to IDE support!

MAC OS on vSphere! Thanks to IDE support!

One nice little feature added to ESX4 is IDE disk support for the VMs.  This of course allows us to now run all of our ... Read More

What’s the deal with the new PVSCSI drivers?

What’s the deal with the new PVSCSI drivers?

New in vSphere are ParaVirtualized SCSI drivers.  From what I have read at various places, 12% performance throughput increase with 18% decrease on guest CPU ... Read More

Testing Virtual Machines on Hyper-V

Testing Virtual Machines on Hyper-V

Recently I was asked how a client could convert a bunch of their ESX Virtual Machines to Hyper-V Virtual Machines for bake-off purposes.  Here’s a ... Read More