Manually Extracting VMware Tools Drivers
Feb19

Manually Extracting VMware Tools Drivers

KB ID 0001518 Problem If you want to get hold of the actual drivers from VMware tools, e.g. to have them in a machine that you will be deploying into VMware ESX/Workstation etc, then this is how to do it. Solution I’m using WinSCP to connect to one of my ESXi servers, (it’s free, and just works!) From the root directory locate vminages and open that. Tools-isoimages, (this might seem long-winded, but if you keep an eye on...

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Azure: There is Currently a Lease on the Blob
Feb19

Azure: There is Currently a Lease on the Blob

KB ID 0001517 Problem This sort of highlights my lack of experience with Azure! But I had to Google it, so if you are here, you did as well đŸ™‚ There is currently a lease on the blob and no lease ID was specified in the request. Solution I had been uploading .vhd files and creating VMs from them, and was tidying up, so I wanted to delete anything that had been left behind. All Services > Disks (or Disks (Classic)) > Select the...

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Convert (VMware) VMDK to (Microsoft) VHD/VHDX
Feb19

Convert (VMware) VMDK to (Microsoft) VHD/VHDX

KB ID 0001516 Problem Recently I’ve looked a lot at converting VMware resources to either Hyper-V, or Azure. But what if you want to take a Microsoft machine (or workload) and run it in VMware?  Well the easiest way is to use some freeware, “StarWind V2V Image Converter”. These days I’m dubious about any piece of freeware, because it’s either a) Not Free when you actually want to use it in anger, b) Full...

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Microsoft Azure ‘Route Based’ VPN to Cisco ASA
Feb13

Microsoft Azure ‘Route Based’ VPN to Cisco ASA

KB ID 0001515 Problem This covers the, (more modern) Route based VPN to a Cisco ASA that’s using a VTI (Virtual Tunnel Interface).   Virtual Network Gateway Options With VPN’s into Azure you connect to a Virtual Network Gateway, of which there are TWO types Policy Based, and Route Based. This article will deal with Route Based, for the older Policy Based option, see the following link; Microsoft Azure To Cisco ASA Site to...

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Using Azure Site Recovery for Migrations (Part 2)
Feb11

Using Azure Site Recovery for Migrations (Part 2)

KB ID 0001514 Problem Back in PART ONE, we setup our Azure Site Replication Server, now we create a “Replication Policy”, and perform a test failover. In addition to the pre-requisites we needed before to perform the following steps, we will also require you to create a “Storage Account” in your Azure Subscription. Solution Locate the Replication Vault we already created > SiteRecovery > Prepare...

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