Monday, June 29, 2009

Virtualizing Server Pitfalls - Part 2

After performing a V2V from a GSX server to an ESX server, the CD-Rom does not appear in ‘my computer’. This makes it difficult to install the VMWare tools required for network and performance tuning. What you have to do is to shutdown the VM, remove the CD from the menu. Power on the VM, log into the server and perform a shutdown. Then re-add the CD from the Edit menu. This way you are guaranteeing that this is a clean install of the CD-Rom drive.

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