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Grant console only access of a Windows virtual machine hosted on a vSphere server to users

I had a particular requirement wherein I had to grant few users console only access of a Windows virtual machine hosted on a vSphere server. Well, VMware vCenter has predefined roles with which I could have assigned users limited access however,

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VM Migration fails with error : Currently connected network interface ‘Network adapter 1’ uses network ‘VM Network’, which is configured for different offload or security policies on the destination host other than on the source host.

A little background of my private ‘cloud’ ­čśë setup : vCenter 5.1, ESXi 5.1 Update 1 hosts in a cluster setup, HA, DRS and vMotion are all enabled. For some host maintenance activity, ┬áI was trying to migrate live VMs

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How to set Message Of The Day (MOTD) in vCenter ?

VMware vCenter has a cool (?) feature which lets you setting up a Message Of The Day (MOTD). Why would you like to set up MOTD ? For Fun (exploring the vCenter features) For identification of vCenters in case you deal

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