Archive for March, 2015

Nested Lab – Domain Controller / Control Center VM

March 25, 2015 2 comments

This VM is there as a Windows Domain Controller, but also hosts DNS and DHCP services.

I have also installed Update Manager to this VM.

As a VM its is configured as follows:


The networking settings in the guest are configured as below:


I have configured Routing and Remote Access as follows:


DNS is configured as below:


And DHCP as follows:


As far as installing Update Manager (vSphere 6 version), I will cover this in a later post.

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Nested Lab – VMware Workstation Network Settings

March 25, 2015 Leave a comment

I have used VMware Workstation 11 for my nested lab, but older versions (9&10) should be ok.

The networking settings are configured as below:


I use host-only connections for the Management, vMotion and Production networks, and have a NAT connection for internet access (via the DomainController / ControlCenter vm).

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“Not enough Physical Memory” error – VMware Workstation problem on Windows 8.1

March 25, 2015 Leave a comment

When I first started virtualising vSphere 6, I had issues with VMware Workstation starting VMs.

I kept getting message “not enough physical memory is available”, when powering on VMs, despite having 16Gb and only attempting to start 1 VM with 1Gb RAM.

To fix this issue, edit c:\ProgramData\VMware\VMwareWorkstation\config.ini and add the line:

vmmon.disableHostParameters = “TRUE”

Then reboot.

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vSphere 6 – My nested lab experiences

March 17, 2015 Leave a comment

So vSphere 6 is finally generally available, and I have been getting my nested build up to date, and thought I would share some of my experiences.

More to follow….

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VMware Announces me as VCI of the quarter EMEA!

March 17, 2015 Leave a comment
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