Monthly Archives: October 2014

Collecting Horizon View logs with PowerShell script

If you are facing any issues in Horizon View environment and need to do troubleshooting it’s a very difficult task to cycle throughout all component logs. Also it’s a bit difficult to remember the location of every log file is … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting common P2V Conversion Failures

Conversions sometimes fail no matter how careful you are preparing the server. The failure can occur at various stages in the conversion process; these stages are based on the task bar percent and are estimated values. 1.      Creation … Continue reading

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How to reset MySql Root password in Windows

Resetting the Root Password: Windows Systems On Windows, use the following procedure to reset the password for all MySQL root accounts: 1. Log on to your system as Administrator. 2. Stop the MySQL server if it is running. For a … Continue reading

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Powershell Script to pull records with VM-Name,LUN-Name and Vmdk file name and its path.

This script will export following information into a .csv file: 1) name of the virtual machine (VM) 2) datacenter name 3) cluster name 4) hard disc 5)datastore name 6) path and name of the .vmdk file Note: Change vCenter Server … Continue reading

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cannot remediate host because it is part of HA Admission Control enabled Cluster

Problem: Sometimes you will face an error while patching your esxi servers using VMware Update Manager(VUM). When you try to remediate your esxi host you get the error message: “The operation is not supported on the selected inventory objects. Check … Continue reading

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How to restrict Vmware Converter from using SSL to speedup conversion process

A protocol called NFC is used by VMware Converter for the cloning process. In VMware Converter 5.0 encryption was introduced to increase security for the data transfer but at the expense of performance. To improve the performance of the converter we can … Continue reading

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PowerShell Script to List all VM’s with a connected CD-ROM/floppy device

This script will report all VMs with a connected CD-ROM/floppy device. It will give you information about the device status – e.g. connected, connect at power on, client device Replace vCenter Server with your vCenter Server name in the first … Continue reading

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PowerShell script to list vm-name-nic-type-and-mac-adress

This script will report the following parameters: VM name, type of the virtual network adapter and MAC address associated with each network adapter. Note: Replace vCenter Server with your vCenter Server name in the first line: Connect-VIServer vCenterServer $VMs = … Continue reading

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Free tools for VMware Infrastructure

Find below some useful free tools which you can use in your environment for simplifying your day to day activities: No Tool Name Tool Description Links 1 Manage Engine: Monitor VMware Esx and Esxi servers using VM Health Monitor Tool. … Continue reading

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I/O Analyzer- Fling to measure IO performance Of Storage Devices

I/O Analyzer is a fling from VMware development team that provides a simple and standardized approach to storage performance analysis in VMware vSphere environment. I/O Analyzer, supplied as an easy-to-deploy virtual appliance, automates storage performance analysis through a unified interface … Continue reading

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VMware OS Optimization Tool- A cool fling from VMware

VMware OS Optimization Tool is a fling from VMware which helps in optimizing deployments of Windows 7/8/2008/2012 systems using VMware Horizon View. You can customize templates to enable or disable Windows system services and features using this tool. Since most … Continue reading

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VMware Product Walkthrough- A New initiative from VMware

VMware have recently released a new product walkthrough site, which gives a great overview of VMware’s products and step by step instructions on how to install and configure various vmware products. The link to this site is VMware Product Walkthrough The … Continue reading

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vCenter Support Assistant

What is vCenter Support Assistant VMware vCenter Support Assistant is a free vSphere Web Client plug-in. It provides you with proactive support, by collecting support bundles on а regular basis, analyzing your environment and sending you alerts and recommended fixes … Continue reading

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How to Access VMTN community From Android Devices

Now you can access VMware VMTN community from your android devices. Follow the steps mentioned below to do so. 1) Login to VMTN community by clicking VMTN Community Login You need a VMware account for logging to VMTN. 2) Clicking on … Continue reading

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Download Link for Netapp ONTAP 8 Simulator

Before downloading Netapp ONTAP simulator you have to register on Netapp site so that you can proceed with download. You can register at Netapp Site Registration After registration click on the below link to start downloading your product. Netapp ONTAP 8 … Continue reading

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VMware NSX labs

If you want a place to practice your NSX lab, then VMware HOL is the place for you. After a long wait, the VMware NSX labs are available on VMware Hands-on-labs. There are 2 Labs for practising NSX 1: HOL-SDC-1303 – VMware … Continue reading

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VMware Lab Connect- A place where you can practice your Lab

If you are learning VMware and you don’t have an environment for practicing the things which you have learnt then there is a place where you go and perform your lab activities as a learning path for your certifications Go to VMware Lab Connect and … Continue reading

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vSphere 5.5 knowledge base

With the release of vSphere 5.5 there are new Knowledge Base (KB) Articles released to help users to help them with workarounds and fixes for the day to day issue that they could possibly run into. Here’s a official VMware … Continue reading

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How to Install and configure vSphere Data Protection

vSphere Data Protection vSphere Data Protection is a new backup and recovery solution designed for VMware vSphere. It provides advanced deduplication and is included with vSphere 5.1. vSphere Data Protection is powered by EMC Avamar, leveraging years of backup and … Continue reading

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Comparison Between vSphere 5.1 and 5.5

With the release of vSphere 5.5 many new features were introduced. Also there are lot of changes in the configuration maximum. I have summarized those changes in a tabular form below Maximum Type vSphere 5.1 vSphere 5.5 Virtual disk size … Continue reading

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The Server fault “System Error” had no message

Sometimes when you are trying to edit settings of a VM converted from template you will get below mentioned error. Follow the steps mentioned below to solve the issue: – Shutdown the VM – Right click the VM and select Remove … Continue reading

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