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Published on June 10, 2015 under VMware
So Horizon View 6.1.1 was released recently with added support for published applications to finally be accessible via the HTML client. The process is pretty straightforward, however I came across one hiccup I wanted to share. I am assuming you have already upgraded your View Composer, Connection and Security Servers and are now focused on getting the agents up to date. Install/Update Agents on virtual desktops to 6.1.1 (The HTML Access 3.
Published on April 13, 2015 under VMware
So one thing I have come across with a few VCSA6 installs was the inability to use login with current credentials via the Web client or vSphere client. Working with VMware support we were finally able to get it working with a few tweaks and there is a current pending KB that has not been published yet. (KB2113038) I have been told this affects both an embedded deployment (VCSA and PSC together) and external deployment (VCSA and PSC seperate.
Published on April 2, 2015 under VMware
So as always things change across multiple Window's operating systems and VMware revisions. I had a need to extend the drives on about 50 VMs today and really didn't want to do all that clicking. I remember awhile back it was easy to do this with a Basic Set-Harddisk and use the -ResizeGuestPartition but alas that has been removed from the current functionality. So I took my search to google and found a couple scripts that worked ok, but nothing that was a seamless experience.
Published on February 18, 2015 under VMware
I was trying to remove SRM 5.1 from our environment and kept getting an error that UAC must be disabled. Even though UAC was set to “Never Notify” SRM didnt like this. To fully disable UAC run the following command from an elevated command prompt and then reboot the system. REG ADD “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System” /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f Note: You can also avoid this by doing the uninstall as the builtin local administrator account
Published on February 6, 2015 under VMware
I was in the process of getting vRealize for Horizon configured, and as I was going through the broker agent configuration for the life of me I couldn't get the eventdb portion to work. Everytime i entered in the user name and password, I would receive the following error. FAILED (Format of the initialization string does not conform to specification starting at index 88.) I knew it wasn't a password issue as I was able to logon to SQL Manager with no issue, and the Horizon View EventsDB was working fine, so I went on a google search to try to hunt through logs.
Published on January 29, 2015 under VMware
I use a customized version of <a href="http://www.virtu-al.net/vcheck-pluginsheaders/vcheck/">http://www.virtu-al.net/vcheck-pluginsheaders/vcheck/</a> by Alan Renouf to connect to multiple servers. However a coworker of mine was trying to run it, and the script would only return data from the 2nd vCenter we were connecting to. Doing some troubleshooting we noticed their DefaultVIServerMode was set to single. This means that only a single servers connection will occur at once. Changing this setting is very easy, there are 3 scopes, but only one really needs to be set.
Published on January 14, 2015 under VMware
I had a need to enable CPU and Memory hotadd to many virtual machines prior to a template being updated, doing some research there is no easy way, however there are some functions out there to do it. You can copy and paste each function into a powershell window and then run the associated command. Enable-MemHotAdd $ServerName Disable-MemHotAdd $ServerName Enable-vCPUHotAdd $ServerName Disable-vCPUHotAdd $ServerName Enable Memory HotAdd Function Enable-MemHotAdd($vm){ $vmview = Get-vm $vm | Get-View $vmConfigSpec = New-Object VMware.
Published on September 22, 2014 under VMware
As I was upgrading my VDP-A environment from 5.5 to 5.8 the upgrade failed due to the following error. “Please make sure you have at least 20GB for repo, 10GB for var, and 1GB for root partition.” Upon further research there seems to be an issue from 5.5.1 and 5.5.5 appliances with the /space partition filling up due to PostGres events. The issue can be resolving by installing the following VDP patch (vdp_patch-5.
Published on July 8, 2014 under VMware
We had a strange issue that any time a VM was snapshotted it then forced a reboot and sysprep. Reviewing the customization logs(C:\windows\temp\vmware-imc\guestcust.log) I noticed the following error..Unable to set customization status in vmx. Upon further research it seems this is a known issue and is resolved in ESXi 5.1 Express Patch 5 KB2077640 as referenced in this article KB2078352. However the hotfix only fixes future occurences, you still need to fix all the VMs affected.
Published on June 10, 2014 under VMware
Thank you to everyone who listened to me on the EMEA vBrownbag. Here are copies of documentation and scripts on how to configure ESXi to use the remote dump collector. Check the ESXi Dump Collector Configuration Example: Foreach ($vmhost in (get-vmhost)){ $esxcli = Get-EsxCli -vmhost $vmhost $esxcli.system.coredump.network.get()} Setting the ESXi Dump Collector Example: Foreach ($vmhost in (get-vmhost)) { $esxcli = Get-EsxCli -vmhost $vmhost $esxcli.system.coredump.network.set($null, “vmk0″, “IPtoDumpCollector″, “6500″) $esxcli.system.coredump.network.set($true)} Test Host by Causing PSOD Run the following command via SSH or Direct Shell.