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 Depending on which operating system you have, it might be under a Classic Administrative Templates (ADM) folder: Click on Google Chrome in the left-hand pane and then double-click on the item called Enable deprecated web platform features in the list within the right-hand pane: NOTE: It helps to sort the table in the right-hand pane by the Setting column in order to find the Enable deprecated web platform features item more easily.
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 September 11, 2014 under Microsoft
So upon trying to install .Net 3.5 on a new server today it would not allow me to, it kept telling me the source files were unavailable even after pointing to source directly to multiple ISO’s and copied the files locally. Upon further research I stumbled across this microsoft KB article and used it to ultimately find my fix. KB2734782 Here are the full steps I followed to get .NET installed.
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.