Internet Explorer becomes unresponsive when accessing a Flash enabled website from a XenDesktop provisioned Virtual Machine on a Windows 7 endpoint. Windows Application Event log on endpoint shows Event 56, ‘Server-side Flash rendering will be used if available’:
In XenServer 6, the direct GUI ability to auto-start a Virtual Machine on the startup of XenServer was removed. This article describes how to set Virtual Machines to auto-start.
- XenServer 6.0
- XenServer 6.0.2
In XenServer 6, the auto-start functionality was removed because it interfered with High Availability (HA) and produced unexpected results during HA functions.
This article describes two methods to convert a VMware virtual machine to a XenServer virtual machine. The first method is to export and import it in an Open Virtualization Format (OVF) package. The second method is to export and import its disk images. It is preferable to use the first method because it retains many Virtual Machine properties and is simpler for a Virtual Machine with multiple disk images.
Administrator access to VMware Virtual Machine for conversion Administrator access to XenServer and XenCenter Experienced using VMware products, XenServer, and XenCenter
Note: This article is for XenServer 6 onwards. For XenServer 5.6 and earlier, refer to CTX116603 – How to Convert VMware Virtual Machines to XenServer Virtual Machines 5.6 and Earlier.
Preparing VMware Virtual Machine
- Power on Virtual Machine and login.
- Uninstall VMware Tools.
- Delete/uninstall any unnecessary data, drives, partitions, and applications.
- Shutdown Virtual Machine.
Exporting VMware Virtual Machine to OVF Package
The following VMware products support OVF package export:
- VMware vSphere
- VMware Infrastructure
- VMware Workstation
- VMware OVF Tool
- VMware vCenter Converter
- VMware Studio
Note: The following instructions are for VMware vSphere.
- Open VMware vSphere Client and login.
- Select Virtual Machine. Continue reading “How to Convert VMware Virtual Machines to XenServer Virtual Machines”
Here’s some interesting information about licensing and moving virtual machine around in Hyper-V.
Windows Server 2008 Standard
So, say we’ve bought a copy of Windows Server 2008 Standard, and we install it on the Physical box below. Continue reading “Windows server 2008 Licensing and Virtual Machines”