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Wil van Antwerpen

Wil van Antwerpen is a software developer who loves to work on Open Source and dabble a bit with VMware products. He likes to help people out as that is a good way to learn more. He is the author of Vimalin Backup (https://vimalin.com) which is virtual machine backup software for VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation Pro.

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VMware Server 2 and Firefox 3.6

As has been found by several users in the community forums. VMware Server 2.x and Firefox 3.6.x do not like to play together. Advertisements

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VMware Server 2, Proxysvc SSL Handshake problems

Well this little issue had annoyed me for a while. After upgrading my VMware Server 2.x setup to the latest version and upgrading the host to the most current centOS 5.4 x64 OS, the local secure web interface stopped working. Now it seems that the reason for this problem is simple.

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A troubled ESX 3.5 update

For a single remote ESX 3.0.2 host it was deemed time to upgrade to ESX3.5 Update 5 today. The plan was to run the headless upgrade using the zip. Boy did that work out a little different as planned.

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VMware player 3.0 as a remote console

Some people might remember my post Remote consoles for windows and linux which – among others – explains on how to use VMware player as a remote console. Hoping things would have improved with VMware player 3.0, I tested it this morning.

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VMware Server 2.0.2 released

It appears to be release day today as VMware Server 2.0.2 has been released as well.  This is a maintenance release, so no new features.

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Latest VMware desktop products released

Finally the new hosted products from VMware are available to the public. Both VMware Workstation 7 and VMware Fusion 3 have been released.

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Linux VMware Workstation 6.5.3 installation stalls

On a recent upgrade from the linux VMware Workstation 6.5.2 install to version 6.5.3, the bundle installation freezed on the step “configuring VMware player” and there appeared to be no way to get past that. After scratching my head for a little, here’s a way on how to bypass this particular problem.

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CentOS 5.4 upgrade and VMware Server 2.x

As some of you will probably have noticed, last week CentOS has released the latest version of the distribution, CentOS version 5.4. If you are using VMware on top of that OS, then beware that there is a known bug as laid out in the release notes. In this article the detailed notes on how-to …

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VMware workstation 7 in public beta

Last friday the first VMware Workstation 7 Release Candidate has been made available to the public.

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ESX NFS storage on linux

This has been a long time coming 🙂  Read on for a step by step run through of the configuration of NFS on ESX, this post pertains to VI3

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