Enable VMware Tools, VM backup and VSS Logging in ESX/ESXi 5.1

VMware Tools Logging can be enabled with the following procedure:

Login to the guest VM and as Administrator complete the following:

UCS Nexus 1000V VMware ESXi 5.1 and Windows 2008 R2 with VMXNET3 paravirtual adapter

Based on VMware Knowledge base articles 2020567 and 2039495


Operating System Specific Adapter Policies

vCenter SSO AD Source configuration

Note: When adding a SSO source to vCenter SSO in the Web client you MUST add the Domain lookup user with the domain(netBios)\<user> form.

e.g. <netBIOS_Name>\<AD lookup user>

Mount USB Hard Disk on VMWare ESX 4.1 and 5.x

On ESX/ESXi 4.1/5.x you cannot mount a USB disk because it's already prepared for passthrough for any virtual machine...

You have to stop usbarbitrator service before you connect your disk :

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