VMware Knowledge Base Explained

My next VMware foundation topic is the VMware Knowledge Base[1].

It’s a great online self help resource for finding solutions to your problems.

If you’re having a problem or getting an error, it’s probably not the first time someone has experienced that same issue.

On the off chance you are unique and figure it out, you can submit the fix and troubleshooting in a new Knowledge Base Article and be someone else’s hero.

Take some time, before you actually need to use it, to look around and get familiar of where things are at.


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Remove Unnecessary Hardware Devices From Your Virtual Machines

Here’s a foundation topic, whose rationale fits in the virtual world just as it did in the physical world.

Unnecessary or accessible hardware devices can be used against you by attackers to gain access or compromise information.

Unlike the physical world, where we can just lock hardware away in racks, the virtual world requires you to remove or disable the devices.

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What are the VMware Tools?

I’ve been going through the foundation topics and these are my notes on virtual machine tools – VMware Tools.

What they are, why you need them, and where to get them.

As we know all too well, a virtual machine without the VMware tools installed, is all but unusable. The mouse jumps around, the video’s about the size of a post card, and the network card’s messed up.

If you’re like me, you learned fast, that the fix was of course, to install the VMware tools.

Poof problem solved right. Well, how about a little bit of the why.


Scott Bollinger / kfalconspb / www.bollingerusa.com

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