Horizon Client ‘Install Failed’
Sep18

Horizon Client ‘Install Failed’

KB ID 0001594 Problem When attempting to install the VMware Horizon client you see; Well that’s very descriptive and helpful? Solution Firstly make sure you  are NOT trying to install the client software on a Horizon Connection Server, or a Horizon Security Server! If you are not, then the easiest way to get it to install, is to ‘extract’ the .msi installation files, and manually run them.  In PowerShell navigate to...

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VMware vSphere – How to Import and Export OVF and OVA Files
Sep17

VMware vSphere – How to Import and Export OVF and OVA Files

KB ID 0000562 Problem I prefer to think of OVF Templates as “Zip” files for Virtual Machines and Virtual Appliances. Where as the OVA file is the complete appliance pre packaged. There are two things you will want to do with an OVF Template; 1. Export a VM to an OVF Template 2. Import an OVF Template (Note: VMware call this “Deploy an OVF Template”) Note: There are tools for OVF templates for other VMware...

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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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