2020.04.7 – Building a VMware vSphere Virtual Lab with VMware Fusion – Part 3: Deploying vCenter Server Appliance

Note: I have tried to install to ESXi 6.7 minim 4 times but I had an error and I can not install. In this moment I do not know what are the difference benefits between vCerver inside Fusion > ESXi or vCenter inside Fusion but out of ESXi.

This will help me to run the VMware vCenter Server appliance on VMware Fusion so that I can test features like VSAN, VMotion and Storage VMotion on a Mac without server hardware.

For important Photos that help to understand this article, click here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/xs8DvrbCFyPNsofL9

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2020.03.27 – Enterprise- & Service Provider-Style Bridging on a sigle Juniper vMX


I am doing the lab from a blog that it was recommended by a person into LinkedIn internal Messaging communication. I do here!

Equipment and installations I used for this project::

  • MacBook Pro  (15-inch, 2016) with macOS Catalina version 10.15.3
  • VMware Fusion PRO Version 11.5.3
  • VMware ESXi 6.7
  • Juniper vMX 18.1R3.3 for ESXi

The starting point that inspire me is here: https://networkingpills.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/enterprise-service-provider-style-bridging-on-juniper-mx/

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2020.03.26 – Building a VMware vSphere Virtual Lab with VMware Fusion – Part 0: Starting a Technical Project

I will public a few pages step-by-step how I work to build a VMware vSphere Virtual Lab with VMware Fusion.

All Photos are here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/8mZmnAGTjN8j3M1p8


I read a blog and I plan to apply all info and steps. I will publish all I do!

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2020.03.4 – Install Juniper vSRX into ESXi 6.7.0 from VMware Fusion from MacBook PRO


To start Juniper series off, I’ll take you through the steps of beginning your first virtual Junos lab using Junos Firefly and VMware Fusion. By the end of this series, you should be able to setup your own virtual topology that enables you to practice for that JNCIA, S, P, or E exams you’re cramming for. The concepts you learn throughout this series should be applicable to other hypervisors.

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Carrier-of-Carriers with Internet Service Provider as the Customer on a vMX

Implementation description

In this article, I will build a Carrier-of-Carriers with Internet Service Provider as the customer setup on a single vMX. Each individual router will be configured as a logical router. The vMX router has a back-to-back connection between ge-0/0/0 and ge-0/0/1 ports. For each different link, a different VLAN number will be configured to separate the traffic generated based on router ID number.

Network Diagram

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2018.02.27 – The VMware Tools installation after Easy Install Ubuntu 14.4.1


  • MacBook Pro with Sierra 10.12.6 as Host
  • VMWare Fusion PRO 10.1.1
  • Ubuntu Desktop 64-bits 14.4.1 LST as Guest

Problem description:
I have installed Ubuntu using Easy Install. After powering on the VM I can’t install VMware Tools. The option is grey/unavailable.

The CD-ROM can not be connected because of one error.

Open VMware Fusion application > right click on the corresponding VM > Show in Finder > right click on the corresponding .vmwarevm file > Show Package Contents:

  • If you have autoinst.flp in the VM directory – rename
  • If you have autoinst.iso in the VM directory – rename

Where these files are present and/or configured in the vmx – the virtual machine will be launched in automatic installation mode that prevents the connection files iso vmware-tools

VMware Tools Installation

From VMware Fusion application Menu > Virtual Machine > Reinstall VMware Tools > Install
Follow install window indications for further installation inside Ubuntu OS.