VMware ‘Disable DelayedAck’ Does Not Work?
Mar07

VMware ‘Disable DelayedAck’ Does Not Work?

KB ID 0001525 Problem I’ve got a client thats been having some performance issues with their VMs. Their storage vendor, (EMC) said that as a result of finding this in the logs; B       02/28/19 09:50:53.953 scsitarg          117000e [INFO] System: iSCSI Logout Initiator Data: IP=192.168.200.161 Name=…-ec-21 Target Data: Port=2 Flags=0x00002002 Info=0x01200801 B       02/28/19 09:50:53.969 scsitarg          117000e [INFO]...

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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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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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