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Portable Lab – The DiscoPosse mobile VMware Workstation

One of the best ways to gain knowledge and to test drive software and configurations is to have a virtual lab. This isn’t really big news of course, but for many newcomers to Systems Administration and virtualization it can be difficult to find resources to build an effective lab. Luckily, with VMware Workstation, or VMware Fusion for OSX you are really only a …

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VMware tip – Protocol error from VMX

Small tip, big victory. I have weekly snapshots and clones that are scheduled through vCenter. Suddenly one of the clone tasks stopped working and threw this error: A General System error occurred: Protocol error from VMX. Hmmm…that’s odd. It’s run fine up to now right? Luckily the fix couldn’t be too much simpler than this. SOLUTION: Restart the VMware Tools …