123 is the time for me

ESX clock time and keeping vms in sync as regards their time can be problemmatic. The diversity of ways of maintaining time and the differences betwen OS and even individual virtual machines can make it awkward to figure out where the time drift issue may lie.  Some things to look out for are dead ntp […]

Your CPU does not support long mode. Use a 32bit distribution

I received this when starting a VM (in ovf) format downloaded from the VMware appliance marketplace. What I thought was odd was that this was on an already running ESX server. Researching the background it appeared that by default Dell ship their 2900 Poweredge servers with virtualisation capabilities turned off (which suggests that none of […]