How to: Upgrade ESXi 5.x to ESXi 6.0 (and enable Web Management Interface)

The following tutorial describes in simple steps the process to upgrade your ESXi 5.x hypervisor to version 6.0. In my case i was running ESXi 5.1 on a HP Proliant N54l microserver. We will be using SSH and the command line to perform the update. It's a very simple process but you need to ensure … Continue reading How to: Upgrade ESXi 5.x to ESXi 6.0 (and enable Web Management Interface)

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How to: Install phpVirtualBox on Synology DSM

This post will explain the steps required to successfully install VirtualBox on a Synology NAS running DSM 5.0 - build 4.5.2.8 allowing you to run Virtual Machines (VM's) from your Synology NAS appliance. I was using my HP Proliant N40L Microserver as a test bench, with Intel chipset and 16GB ram. Step 1. Download the … Continue reading How to: Install phpVirtualBox on Synology DSM

How to: Install Synology DSM on VMware ESXi 5.1

This post will explain the steps required to successfully install Synology Disk Station Manager (DSM 4.3 - 3827) on a Virtual Machine (VM) inside ESXi VMware 5.1. Step 1. Download the XPEnology 4.3 archive¬†and extract the files. The archive contains both the modified DSM pat file and the .vmdk virtual disk Step 2.¬†Upload the .vmdk … Continue reading How to: Install Synology DSM on VMware ESXi 5.1

How to: Install Windows 8 Developer Preview using VMWare Workstation

Step 1. Download the WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English-Developer.ISO as mentioned here Or if you have a x86 processor opt for the x86 version. Step 2. Create a new Virtual Machine in VMWare Workstation, or VirtualBox. The following steps will use VMWare Workstation 8 (It won't work on previous versions of VMWare Workstation). Step 3. Select 'Typical configuration' and … Continue reading How to: Install Windows 8 Developer Preview using VMWare Workstation