Tools

Uninstall Volume Shadow Copy Service Support and Shared Folders from VMware Tools

Lately, I have observed an issue during the back-up with the Symantec Back-up Agent for VMware Virtual Infrastructure. The back-up attempt fails stating that it was unable to quiescent a file system and an Event ID 34113 is logged in the Windows application log. According to the Symantec article TECH128039, this issue can be solved by reinstalling the VMware Tools on the guest virtual machine without the VMware VSS Driver and VMware File system Sync […]

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Assign a static MAC Address to a Virtual Machine on VMware infrastructure.

A few days ago I was P2V’ing some servers for a customer. The servers had application license bound to the MAC address of the NIC adapter so I had to change the auto-generated MAC address to a static one. Follow these steps to change the MAC address from auto-generated to static. First, remove the VM from the vCenter Server inventory. Open the datastore containing the VM and download the .vmx file. Optionally, make a back-up […]