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Archive for March 23rd, 2014

Moving Mac OS X VMware Fusion VMs to ESXi (via: Ask Different)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/23

Interesting read: vmware – Moving Fusion VMs to ESXi – Ask Different.

I was kind of expecting something like this, as VMware has been notoriously bad at proving Mac OS X tools (whereas their VMware Workstation for Linux is on par with their Windows product, Linux also lacks a vSphere Client and a standalone VMware vCentre Converter).

Good to have my expectations confirmed. Not so good that this is a tedious process.

Note that you need twice the disk size on your Mac, as you recreate the vmdk files on your Mac in a format that ESXi understands.

Oh well…

Note there are even more tedious ways, but good to know they exist.

I really wish VMware Fusion could do what you can do with VMware Workstation to manage your ESXi hosts (including Free ESXi) & VMs.

–jeroen

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Posted in ESXi4, ESXi5, ESXi5.1, ESXi5.5, Fusion, Power User, VMware, VMware ESXi | Leave a Comment »

How to install/upgrade to Windows 8.1 RTM without a Microsoft account (via: Super User)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/23

I’ve bitten by this too many times, so here is the link: How to install/upgrade to Windows 8.1 RTM without a Microsoft account.

And the steps:

  1. Almost af the bottom of the “Sign in to your Microsoft account” screen is a seemingly disabled “Create a new account” clickable area.
    Click it!
  2. Then you get into a new screen with a deceiving “Create a Microsoft account” title, but also a “Sign in without a Microsoft account” clickable area.
    Click there.
  3. Now create a new local account that is not bound to any email address.

Thanks magicandre1981 for the pictures in the linked post: very helpful!

–jeroen

via: How to install/upgrade to Windows 8.1 RTM without a Microsoft account – Super User.

 

Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 8.1 | Leave a Comment »

Optimizing Delphi build speeds (via; Vin Colgin – Google+; IDE FixPack; DelphiSpeedUp, Microsoft KBs with speed fixes)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/23

An interesting thread by Vin Colgin – Google+ – IDE FixPack 5.4.1 shows 36.5% increase in BUILD speed under….

The post and discussion covers these topics:

–jeroen

Posted in Delphi, Delphi 2007, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Development, Software Development | Tagged: , | 9 Comments »

Best Buy Guides (BBGs) – mux’ blog – Tweakblogs – Tweakers

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/23

Interesting as it talks about both ZFS and ESXi servers with ECC memory: Best Buy Guides (BBGs) – mux’ blog – Tweakblogs – Tweakers.

Posted in *nix, ESXi5, ESXi5.1, ESXi5.5, Power User, VMware, VMware ESXi, ZFS | Leave a Comment »

Keen IO – The API for Custom Analytics; store lots of events later perform visualizations and transformations

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/23

On my research list.

For massive event storage and data analysis: Keen IO – The API for Custom Analytics.

–jeroen

Posted in Database Development, Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

 
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