Category Archives: VMware

Slow Mousepointer in VMware Console on Windows 2008 (R2)

Bad mouse “performance” can be caused by the wrong mouse driver. The mouse driver should be “VMware Pointing Device”. It seems like the VMware mouse driver is installed on the VM but not used. I had to manually change the … Continue reading

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Citrix Merchandising Server 2.0 VMware OVA

I tried to deploy the new Merchandising Server 2.0 Virtual Appliance for VMware today. The “Deploy OVF Template” process started but after reaching 99% the deployment aborted with an errormessage Failed to deploy OVF package: The request was aborted: The … Continue reading

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Using Raw Device Mapping (RDM) with SAS attached storage

The ESX-Server does not “know” that the attached SAS-Storage is a shared storage (like HP MSA 2xxx) so it will not allow us to create a RDM disk file within a VM. To do this we need the CLI. Assuming … Continue reading

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Cannot install vCenter converter – Error 29454

This error occured when I tried to install vCenter Converter on a vCenter Server 4.1 (Build 259021) To resolve this error check the vpxd.log located in %allusersprofile%\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\Logs and search for “failed to add LDAP entry”. Copy the CN Name … Continue reading

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