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Linux Guest Hangs at “Starting udev” on VMware vSphere

Converted a Linux (Fedora 5) PC to a VMware vSphere guest.  The Linux guest OS hangs at “Starting udev”.Fix:Restart the Linux guest OS; Press any key at the GRUB boot menu, press e to edit, and add the highlighted words at the “kernel” line; press enter, and then b to boot;
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2257.fc5smp ro root=/dev/sdb1 clock=pmtmr divider=10 hgb quiet Once it boots in the console, edit /boot/grub/grub.conf with the same setting. Reference: http://itsecureadmin.com/2010/03/linux-guest-hangs-at-starting-udev-vmware-vsphere/
or http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1006427

Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Server License

Q. Which edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 should I buy for my Hyper-V server?
John Savill A. The decision about whether to purchase the Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 should depend on two major factors: the number of virtual machines (VMs) you intend to run and your high availability requirements. High availability is only available with the Enterprise and Datacenter SKUs, so if you want clusters and features like Live Migration, you have to use Enterprise or Datacenter edition. The next factor is the number of VMs. Standard Edition supports one physical OS and one virtual OS (VM), Enterprise supports one physical OS and four virtual OSs, and Datacenter supports one physical OS and an unlimited number of virtual OSs. Note that Standard and Enterprise are purchased on a per-server basis while Datacenter is purchased on a per-processor basis, and at least two processors (sockets) must be licensed on each server with Datacenter. You can assign…

Symantec Extend WG Protocol Driver Error

Event ID: 7000, Source: Service Control Manager - “The Extend WG Protocol Driver service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the file specified.” The following steps fix the error message:
1. Open Device Manager
2. Click View > Show hidden devices
3. Expand Non-Plug and Play Drivers and uninstall the Extend WG Protocol Driver
4. Open regedit
5. Delete the key "WGX" in HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services
6. Reboot system

VMware vSphere 4 Notes

1. vSphere Editions for Small Businesses ComparisonBasic ESXi physical hardware limit: 2 physical processors, 6 cores per processors, 256GB memory.2. VMware vCenter ServerVMware vCenter Server InstallationHardware requirements (for up to 50 ESX(i) hosts and 250 VMs): 2 CPUs 4 GB RAM 3 GB DiskSoftware requirements: Windows Server 2003 or 2008 x32 or x64SQL Server 2005 or 2008 or Express EditionCan be installed in a physical or virtual machine.Reference: What Is New in VMware vCenter Server 4Upgrading to ESX 4.0 and vCenter 4.0 best practicesVMware vCenter Server AdministrationAfter installing vCenter Server:Create a datacenterJoin ESX(i) host to vCenter Server