How to allow Hyper-V and VMware Workstation to co-exist on the same machine without an uninstall

Problem:
Recently I wanted to test something with the latest version of VMware Workstation on my test machine that also had Microsoft Hyper-V installed.  When trying to start a VM in VMware workstation I received the error ‘VMware Workstation and Hyper-V are not compatible. Remove the Hyper-V role from the system before running VMware Workstation.’

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Port mirroring from a Cisco Switch to a virtual machine on a VMWare ESXi host

Problem:
I needed to capture all traffic from a particular network port (an IP phone system connected to a Cisco SG300 switch) and mirror this data to a virtual machine in our virtual infrastructure.  So effectively I needed to setup port mirroring from a physical network port to a VMWare ESXi virtual machine.

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Cannot unmount datastore in VMware – the file system is busy or the resource is in use

Problem:
You want to unmount a datastore in VMware ESXi but can’t because you get an error: ‘Cannot unmount volume ‘Datastore Name: Datastore1 uuid: 5204515c-e09a154d-9e1b-001a14c85540′ because file system is busy. Correct the problem and retry the operation.’

You may also receive the error ‘The resource is in use; Call “HostDatastoreSystem.RemoveDatastore” for object datastoresystem on ESXi failed’

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