Month: March 2010

VMware NIC en storage drivers

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There is a lot of confusion about which NICs can be chosen for virtual machines (VMs) in VMware. I would like to give an overview for ESX 3.5.0 (with Update 4 & build-207095, but I suppose this also counts for other builds, especially for those in the “Update 4 range”).

When you create a VM you get the question which OS you will install. The choice you make heere has an influence on which kind of (virtual) devices can be used for the VM. The following list illustrates which NICs can be chosen and used, based on which Windows version you have selected. Read the rest of this entry »

System doesn’t become a member of a WSUS group

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Possibly you have some computer systems you don’t get into one of your WSUS groups, not even in the default “Unassigned Computers” group. Ofcourse you have checked if the Windows Update Agent (WUA) refers to the right WSUS server and yes, the Automatic Updates service is up and running. You have run the following commands:
wuauclt.exe /detectnow
wuauclt.exe /update
and perhaps many, many others. Read the rest of this entry »