Description: We encountered this problem after updating our machines to windows 10 and our lab server to vmware vSphere 6. The client installed but took 10 minutes to load. It would then simply take long enough that we cancelled. Continue reading
I updated a lot of computers to Windows 10 recently as everyone else most likely has, and I ran into a bug which prevents vms running on VMware Workstation 11 (and previous versions) from using bridged networking (bridge connection) to the Network Interface Card (NIC).
It turns out that Microsoft has seen fit to prevent the addition of services to a network card. This means it’s not possible to use a bridge connection until a way is found around this.
Workaround: Use NAT
Just to be clear, this is VMWare Workstation 11 running on Windows 10. The VM itself can be running Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 and still have the connection issue.
It’s not great for all VMs. Let’s hope this is a bug and not by design and that it will be fixed in an upcoming update.
UPDATE: This has been resolved. Simply enable vmware bridge on your NIC in Windows 10.
Even though the betas were rock solid for us, it appears a lot of people are reporting a rather generic message during downloading or installing of Windows 10. The message, as displayed here, is simply telling you that “Something Happened”. It certainly makes me long for the Basic days when a line number would appear and we could at least look there to sort it out.
I spent hours exporting a virtual machine (vm) to an OVF format only to discover that VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 gives me an error when I tried to deploy it.
Error message: Unsupported hardware family ‘vmx-10’ error
Cause: You created the VM using Workstation 11 and didn’t set the vm version to 10 or below before creating the OVF. Continue reading
Issue: You notice intermittant drops in connections on the network, slow network connection or complete loss of connection.
Affected: Intel i217-LM NIC (Used by HP, Lenovo, Dell in their recent Desktops)
If you have a lenovo. HP or Dell business class desktop, it’s very likely that you have an Intel i217-LM network adapter. With more expensive switches you will be able to detect what is happening. If you are using a less expensive switch then you’re wondering what is going on.
Cause: The i217-LM is causing an ICMPv6 multicast storm. Continue reading
Intel has released 12 new 22-nanometer Xeon E7 v3 processors. The power consuption will be as predicted with a range of 115W to 165W. If you need more processing power you’ll find the number of cores going from the low end Quad to an 18 core superstar. These new processors support both DDR3 and DDR4 allowing for a mind bending 12TB of memory on an 8-socket motherboard.