VMware tip: Every day VM admin activities and 3 ways to skin them from the command line

  Recently came across this – is an oldie but goodie and being more a CLI guy was interesting to note the difference in complexity between the 3 methods: https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=2012964&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&dialogID=8102474&stateId=1 0 12976947 Advertisements

WinSrvr 2012 r2 tip: getting “Task Scheduler “A task or folder with this name already exists” ?

Have seen this pesky one in the past with 2008 r2 as well. Can get this sometimes when you try and create a new Scheduled Task via the command line (schtasks.exe), the following error appears: “WARNING: The task name “<>” already exists. Do you want to replace it (Y/N>?” followed by when you hit Y, then … More WinSrvr 2012 r2 tip: getting “Task Scheduler “A task or folder with this name already exists” ?

Ever need to convert your VMware snapshots to memory dumps? here’s how

As most VMware admins should probably know vmware snapshot or suspend states files are a copy of the Physical memory and are convertible into a Full Memory dump which of course is the bedrock of finding out root causes for issues like hangs/BSOD’s etc Below is a cool VMware fling called vmss2core that converts your .vmsn/.vmss … More Ever need to convert your VMware snapshots to memory dumps? here’s how

Recently move to IE11 and having Citrix web interface login page issues?

  Missing that drop-down box option on the Web Interface Login Page giving the option to use pass-through or not?   Workaround To resolve this issue: 1.In Internet Explorer Options > Security tab, add the Web Interface site to Trusted Sites. 2.Enable compatibility view for the site under Internet Options > Tools > Compatibility View … More Recently move to IE11 and having Citrix web interface login page issues?

Citrix PVS tip: Slow PVS boot times? check out the following

Only came across this recently. Nice “poster” containing the various processes that are used to boot a PVS target device. Much more interesting way to troubleshoot http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX136378 Right now troubleshooting an ongoing issue with target devices taking over 10 minutes to boot and on 2nd boot less than 2. Very curious.