A couple of days ago, I wrote about getting a list of host names from vCenter. I needed these so I could use the list in a script to determine which servers were not running the vShield Endpoint Thin Agent Driver.
Now that I had a list of DNS names, I could use a WMI Query to find what I was after.
Continue reading “Finding which Servers Have a Particular Driver”
If you think about you should uninstall VMtools and reinstall, right? They will be different versions. That’s if you think about it. So what happens if you don’t? I found out.
Continue reading “Moving Windows VMs between Environments with Different ESXi Versions.”
Recently, I needed to discover the DNS names of all machines running in our various VMware environment. Enter PowerCLI.
PowerCLI is the gift of VMware to us IT people who would rather script than click a button. It’s nothing groundbreaking, but I figure I am not the only one to have to do this, so might as well make it available.
Continue reading “Finding DNS Name of all VMware Guests”
Recently, I have had to start Robocopying from a restore point of a file server. I need to seed data from a server whose physical hardware can’t handle DFS being turned on. I also wanted to be able to continue updating the data from newer restore points until the sync could fall inside an acceptable maintenance window. This has the added benefit that the restore point can be mounted on another system, keeping the file copy away from a machine known to have File IO issues.
Continue reading “Updating Files with Robocopy when DFS is Out of the Question.”
The VMware admin installed VMtools on one of the XenApp servers today. Afterwards, all RDP sessions closed as soon as they were opened. The message was simply that the session had been disconnected.
Nothing in Event Viewer on Client or Host. Services started and running.
Turns out the video driver hadn’t installed correctly. Previous restart attempts did not fix it. A simple uninstall of the video device from Device Manager and reboot fixed the issue.
The intent of this blog is to publish solutions to issues I have found working in IT. I will try to focus on those things that were difficult to Google or not Googlable.