VMware Site Recovery Manager – Error while executing ‘DiscoverLuns’ command.

VMware Site Recovery Manager – Error while executing ‘DiscoverLuns’ command.

During a VMware Site Recovery Manager implementation, I ran into this pesky error.  Not really an SRM error specifically (more of an issue with the ... Read More

My Virtual Self on Life Support

My Virtual Self on Life Support

Things have finally appeared to settle down for me online.  For a while, it just seemed as though the entire internet was under attack.  And ... Read More

Troubleshooting paused Hyper-V Virtual Machines.

Troubleshooting paused Hyper-V Virtual Machines.

After months and months of stable usage, your Hyper-V Virtual Machines all begin to go into a PAUSED state! What is going on?  After clicking ... Read More

Unable to add ESXI host to VirtualCenter

Unable to add ESXI host to VirtualCenter

Adding a host to vCenter is usually a pretty trivial thing.  Click. Done. Usually.  Sometimes (especially after a repair or move from one vCenter to ... Read More

XenDesktop Agent not registered in Citrix Delivery Services Console

XenDesktop Agent not registered in Citrix Delivery Services Console

There are lots of reasons that a XenDesktop desktop machine would appear as Not Registered in the Citrix Delivery Services Console.  This particular Virtual Machine ... Read More

ESXi Disk Full.

ESXi Disk Full.

While working in my Lab, I was rebuilding an ESXi host and began to run into a strange issue.  I was unable to save any ... Read More

Terminal Server license server – NOT ACTIVATED!

Terminal Server license server – NOT ACTIVATED!

Written by Aaron Silber: Just ran into an issue where all of a sudden people could not log into the TS Servers any more. When ... Read More

Installing VMware Site Recovery Manager : Please wait while setup is initializing…

Installing VMware Site Recovery Manager : Please wait while setup is initializing…

Does this screen look familiar?  Double clicking the SRM installation executable and you will be presented with this familiar initialization bar.  The issue is that ... Read More

Hyper-V Networking

Hyper-V Networking

If you are familiar with VMware’s style of networking, with their port groups, vSwitches and native teaming, then Hyper-V’s networking might be a little intimidating.  ... Read More

EMC World 2011–View on vBlock notes

EMC World 2011–View on vBlock notes

  Joel Ramirez is currently in sunny Las Vegas at EMC World 2011.  Despite the ever increasing temptation of Blackjack tables and Showgirls, he managed ... Read More