Veeam: Restore / Migrate a VM to Azure
Jan28

Veeam: Restore / Migrate a VM to Azure

KB ID 0001511 Problem Veeam is both a great company, and backup and recovery is the best product in its class by a country mile, (yes Zerto is great but it costs a fortune!) With Backup and Recovery 9.5 Update 4. You can recover a VM straight into Azure, (and Azure Stack). Which pretty much means you can use Veeam to Migrate your VMs (or physical machines) from vCenter (or Hyper-V) into Azure/Azure Stack. You need to have a successful...

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Migrate a VM from vCenter to Azure
Jan27

Migrate a VM from vCenter to Azure

KB ID 0001510 Problem Last time we looked at migrating from vCenter to Hyper-V, now we will use the MVMC (Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter) to take a VMware (vCenter) virtual machine and convert/upload it to Microsoft Azure. Note: MVMC is not ‘officially’ supported and this procedure requires you to create some ‘legacy’ (for legacy in Azure read ‘classic’) ways of doing things. So this might not...

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Convert VMware VMs to Hyper-V VMs
Jan24

Convert VMware VMs to Hyper-V VMs

KB ID 0001509 Problem OK, I love VMware, vSphere has put food on my table for the past 10 years! But the fact remains plenty of people are now using Hyper-V. Recently I’ve been looking at migrating VMs from VMware into Azure, and while looking at the MVMC (Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter), to do the task, I thought I’d run thought the Hyper-V conversion route first. MVMC has actually been depreciated now, but you can...

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Conversion Error ‘Unsupported Disk Database Entry’
Jan23

Conversion Error ‘Unsupported Disk Database Entry’

KB ID 0001508 Problem Seen when attempting to convert a VMware disk (.vmdk) file to a Microsoft disk (.vhd or .vhdx) with Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter. Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter encountered an error while attempting to convert the virtual machine. Details: The entry “{value}’ is not a supported disk database entry for the descriptor. If you click on the ‘Log’ link you will see something line...

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VMware: Export a VM to OVA With PowerCLI
Jan21

VMware: Export a VM to OVA With PowerCLI

KB ID 0001507 Problem It’s pretty easy to create an OVA/OVF from the vCenter Web console, but what about from Powershell / PowerCLI? Below I run though converting a 2008 x32 Windows server to OVA. Solution I’ll leave the web console in the background so you can see whats happening. From PowerCLI the first task is to connect to the vCenter. Connect-VIServer {vCenter-FQDN} Supply a username and password. Now remove any...

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Install .Net 2.0 on Server 2016
Jan21

Install .Net 2.0 on Server 2016

KB ID 0001506 Problem .Net2, man thats old! Well I was setting up PowerCLI for VMware today and was faced with this; .Net Framework 2.0 is not installed on this machine. Please download and install .Net Framework 2.0 before installing VMware PowerCLI. Solution Pop in the Server 2016 DVD, (or present the ISO if it’s a VM.) Then execute the following commands, (Note: It’s installed with .Net 3); dism /online /enable-feature...

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