VMware Horizon: ‘VM With Unsupported Guest OS’
Sep05

VMware Horizon: ‘VM With Unsupported Guest OS’

KB ID 0001592 Problem Seen when attempting to deploy Window Server 2016, as an ‘Image’ (Parent VM,) with VMware Horizon View. ‘VM With Unsupported Guest OS’ I double checked, and Server 2016 (Standard and DataCenter) were supported, as was Server 2019 (Standard and DataCenter.) The image also had a new version of the VMware Horizon View agent installed in it? Solution In my case this was an embarrassingly easy...

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PowerCLI: vMotion Multiple VMs
Aug23

PowerCLI: vMotion Multiple VMs

KB ID 0001585 Problem vMotioning one VM is pretty simple to do; Get-VM VM1 | Move-VM -Destination (Get-VMHost ESX-02.pnl.com) And moving ALL the VMs on one host, to another is pretty straight forward also; Get-VMHost ESX-01.pnl.com | Get-VM | Move-VM -Destination (Get-VMHost ESX-02.pnl.com) But what if you have a list of VMs you want to move, and you are too lazy, (sorry too skilled), do do them manually or one at a time? Solution...

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VMware Converter Slow!
Aug23

VMware Converter Slow!

KB ID 0001584 Problem I was P2Ving a server for a client this week. I did a ‘trial run’ just to make sure everything would be OK, and got this; Yes, that says 13 days and 29 minutes! Suddenly doing this at 1700hrs on a Friday became a moot point! (Note: I was using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone version 6.2) Solution At first I assumed this was a network problem, so I moved everything onto the same Gigabit switch, and...

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VMware Converter ‘Unable to Connect to the Network Share’
Aug22

VMware Converter ‘Unable to Connect to the Network Share’

KB ID 0001583 Problem I don’t think, Ive ever run the VMware Standalone Converter, without at least one error message or popup complaining about something! Today I was trying to convert a clients old Windows Server 2003 document management server, when trying to deploy the agent this happened; Unable to connect to the network share ‘{Sever-name-or-IP} \ADMIN$’. Solution It’s a pretty descriptive error, can you...

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Virtualising Hyper-V ‘Validation Fails’
Aug13

Virtualising Hyper-V ‘Validation Fails’

KB ID 0001580 Problem Normally if you saw this error, it would mean that you didn’t have the advanced virtual extensions turned on, in the physical machine’s BIOS. But here I’m installing on Hyper-V in a vSphere/ESX environment; Validation Results The validation process found problems on the server which you want to install features. The selected features are not compatible with the current configuration of your...

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vSphere: Migrating vSwitch PortGroups and VLANS
Jul30

vSphere: Migrating vSwitch PortGroups and VLANS

KB ID 0001578 Problem Over the past few weeks I’ve been doing some work for a client that involves me adding some new ESX hosts. These will be setup the same as their existing ESX hosts. That’s fine, but they use standard vSwitches and have A LOT of port groups and VLANs. I could sit and create them all manually, and tag them onto the the correct VLANs, but something that’s boring and repetitive is better solved with...

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