Published on April 1, 2015 under Certification
VMware has announced <a href="https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=64178&ui=www_cert">https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=64178&ui=www_cert</a> the availability of the VCP6-DCV beta exams. The beta exam includes 3 seperate exams. If you are currently an active VCP you can either take the VCP6-DCV or VCP6-DCV Delta exam, and if you are currently not certified you are required to take the vSphere 6 Foundations and VCP6-DCV to obtain the certification. vSphere 6 Foundations : Exam code: 2V0-620 VCP6-DCV : Exam Code: 2V0-621 VCP6-DCV Delta : Exam Code: 2V0-621D
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 December 19, 2014 under Security
So going though v7, v8 and v9 of the certificate guides I continued to have some issues getting the certificate to work and the steps never included ways to add subject alternative names. Upon further research I have identified a good step by step to replace the trend micro DSM certificate and include subject alternative names using a Microsoft certificate authority. Stop the “Trend Micro Deep Security Manager” service If not already created, create a folder on the root of C:\ called “certs” Go to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Deep Security Manager and create a new folder called “Backupkeystore” Copy .
Published on November 26, 2014 under Awards
I am honored to have been accepted as a Cisco Champion for 2015! I guess this means I will continue and post to expand content on Cisco UCS and Cisco IronPort.
Published on November 19, 2014 under Microsoft
So after recently implementing directory sync i wanted to make sure any new groups were properly set up in active directory. Unfortunately i was unable to find any commands so thanks to MS Support I was able to find a way to identify these. You would think it would be under Get-DistributionGroup but it is actually under Get-MSolGroup. After connecting via remote powershell you can run the below command to see all that are not synced.
Published on October 29, 2014 under Microsoft
So I have been working in a few situations where i have wanted to use Horizon 6 published (RDS) applications but having to either launch the Horizon View client within a VDI or have users be forced to logon again has been a deal breaker. Upon further research i finally found the right combination of settings to allow users to launch the RDS Hosted Applications via a Shortcut and automatically login to the view client making this process seamless.
Published on October 16, 2014 under Microsoft
Chrome depreciated one of the features that allowed these popups to work, here is a temporary workaround to get it working. Download the Chrome Policy Plugin here Open the zip file you just downloaded and locate the .ADM file that best matches your system: Extract the .ADM file to any folder on your hard drive Go to Start > Run, and run gpedit.msc Right-click Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates, and select Add/Remove Templates: Add the adm template that you saved to disk earlier: You should now see the template underneath a Google > Google Chrome section within Administrative Templates 2.