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Posts Tagged ‘VMware’

Installing VMware vSphere Client 4.1-5.5 on Windows 8 or 8.1 (via: tech :: stuff)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/29

Until recently, I had all my VMware vSphere Client installations inside a Windows XP VM because Windows XP: relatively light weight, but (as of writing almost) End-of-Life.

I am upgrading that install now, and actually making two installs:

  1. on Windows Server 2003 R2 (the main VM management VM)
  2. on Windows 8.1 (my main Windows work laptop)

Of course I needed the installers for vSphere Client 4.1, 5.0, 5.1 and 5.5. The easiest os to get them through the direct download links at VMware: Vsphere Client Direct Download Links | tech :: stuff  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in ESXi4, ESXi5, ESXi5.1, ESXi5.5, Power User, VMware, VMware ESXi, Windows, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows XP | Tagged: , , , | Leave a Comment »

Some links on ESXi disaster recovery and configuration backup

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/27

Just in case the shit ever hits the fan:

Background information:


bootbank, altbootbank,,

Adding your own software to ESXi:


Posted in *nix, ESXi4, ESXi5, ESXi5.1, ESXi5.5, Linux, openSuSE, Power User, SuSE Linux, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »

Genymotion (formerly AndroVM) is an Android x86 virtual machine appliance (via: install in VMware Player/Workstation – YouTube)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/14

Very interesting: Install AndroVM in VMware Player/Workstation – YouTube.

The successor is Genymotion “the faster Android emulator”, and seems to have an easier installation path: Run Android on Your Desktop With Genymotion Android Emulator.

One of the drawbacks of going native: the Delphi for Android compiler currently only generates ARM Android code, otherwise this would be a great way to test your apps.

But it works fine if you use Java, Oxygene for Java or MonoDroid: much faster than the emulator (which you cannot run in a VM at all).

There seems to be a way to install ARM translation, so I need to check that out: android – How to install google play service in the genymotion (ubuntu 13.04) .Currently it doesn’t have drag and drop suport – Stack Overflow.


via: Koushik Dutta – Google+ – Even if Microsoft is considering supporting Android apps on….

Posted in .NET, Android, Android Devices, Delphi, Delphi XE5, Development, Mobile Development, Mono for Android, Power User, Software Development | Tagged: , | 4 Comments »

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