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Archive for August 23rd, 2013

Google Chromecast Review – The race is on to wirelessly throw video to your TV – Scott Hanselman

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/08/23

Google Chromecast Review – The race is on to wirelessly throw video to your TV – Scott Hanselman.

Posted in Chrome, Chrome, Google, LifeHacker, Power User, Web Browsers | Leave a Comment »

ESXi and VMware Workstation: quick way of getting Console screenshots in PNG format; some URLs on your ESXi machine

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/08/23

Thanks DoubleCloud for the post on Really Easy Ways to Capture VM Screenshot.

It also works for VMware ESXi, and by default is enabled: browse to https://esxi-machine/screen?id=# to get a PNG screenshot of the VM with ID=#.

I’m not sure yet how to get the ID of a running VM, so usually this is a bit of trial and error on a busy system (:

Later: I found out you can get the ID through MOB; see a couple of these links.

For my ESXi the URLs are these:

Turn of screen blanking

  • In Windows, look at the Power options, then turn off the screen saver.
  • On Linux text consoles e.g. you can do this with the command “setterm -blank 0”.

VMware Workstation

There is no way to take screenshots using URLs in VMware Workstation. But as of VMware Workstation 6.5, you can use Ctrl+Alt+PrtSc both in Windows and Full Screen mode. Like the ESXi screenshots, captures only the screen itself (so not the borders/toolbar/tabs in Windowed mode).

Note that form the vSphere client, you can take a movie as well: Creating a Screen Shot or a Movie of a Virtual Machine.

URLs on your ESXi machine

The above leads us to a couple of URLs on your ESXi machine: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in ESXi4, ESXi5, Power User, VMware, VMware ESXi | 1 Comment »

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