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The VI-Toolkit site is a place for all to contribute their knowledge for the greater good. Anyone who visits this website is invited to make a contribution. This page contains a few tips for those who are new to the world of wikis.

Don't be afraid to have a go at something. The worst that can happen is that someone else will either revert your contribution, or tidy it up to meet some standards of the site.

If you want to experiment with the wiki, then use the WikiPlayGround page.

Getting started contributing content


The wiki allows you to edit any page by clicking the 'edit' link at the bottom of the page.

Adding a new page

To add a new page you need to find an existing page and place a link to a new page on that .

You can create a link using

[[<link name>]]

When trying to link to an existing page, remember that the links are case sensitive, so VMWARE doesn't equal VMware.

If the link name isn't descriptive enough, then you can make it more so by adding some more text:

[[<link name>|<description>]]

Links that are blue already exist, while red ones are pages that haven't been created. If you click on a red link, you are taken to the edit screen where you can start writing.

So when you add to the wiki, you first create a link to the page and then you add the page (not the other way around which is the normal way in most systems).

Adding source code

Formatting source code works by inserting a single space in front of the source:

vmkfstools -i /vmfs/volumes/templates/gold-master.vmdk /vmfs/volumes/myVMFS/myOS.vmdk

External links

An external link looks like this, the link and description are separated by a single space character.

[<link name> <description>]

The google site

You can also just put the link there, the wiki software will automatically change it into a clickable link

Adding lists

  1. This is a numbered list
  2. with several items
  3. added to it

and here's a list with bullet items

  • item 1
  • item 2
  • item 3

More advanced things

using categories

Use categories to sort items. Put Category tags at the end of the page.

For example (again, without spaces)

[[Category:<some category>]] [[Category:<some other category>]]

To mark that one category is a subcategory of another, click on the link to go to your category page, and in there edit the category page itself to add a 'category' tag to where it should point.

More details on the wiki style formatting used (cheatsheet) in wikipedia web sites.

Remember to put your category at the bottom of the edited text.