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VMware ESXi to add storage

Have you tried to add storage in your VMware environment after the initial setup and configuration? In my case, I needed to add storage for more space to copy virtual machine files. This is also the same approach to access a USB drive to import a vmx and vmdk files (virtual machine and data storage). For this article, I will provide a step by step procedure on how to add your USB drive from one of your Windows Server (or workstation). Let's use a Windows Server 2003 for reading your USB drive. By default, the NFS service is not enable. So, you have to add this service first. Go to Start , Control Panel , Add or Remove Programs , Add/Remove Windows Components , Other Network and Print Services , and select all for Microsoft Services for NFS . You asked, Why enable NFS Service? The VMware is based using Linux, so you need to enable NFS service to share your network drive or folder. Share a USB drive or folder. Open your Windows Explorer and browse your USB drive. In your

Cloud Outages from GoDaddy, Amazon, and Microsoft

What is a Cloud Computing?  Excerpt from Wikipedia. "Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered as a service over a network (typically the Internet)". And it was marketed to provide 24x7 and 99.9999% up time. This will never be true, here's why. Cloud hardware's are managed by system engineers. Including the software maintenance, updates, and applying security patches are managed by system engineers. The system  engineers can be a programmers or software architect, or other related title in information technology depending where you work. Documentations and Procedures. Have you read an IT procedures? They are detailed procedures, and very long. It will take some time to finish perusing a documents. Managed by Human Being And here are some recent outages by Microsoft Office365, Amazon Web Services, and GoDaddy . I only read a statement from Scott Wagner CEO, GoDaddy, but nothing from Amazon Web Services or Mi