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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  

Citrix licensing server tip: if facing a lot of requests here’s how to improve performance

Regularly on large scale citrix implementations the citrix license server might suffer due to the number of requests it’ll receive at peak times. One tip I did come across recently was to review your thread count on the server. This would take 2 forms, one web server thread count and the other server. Defaults for […]

You’ve ThinApp’ed IE8 or later in Win10 – only thing is it’s not opening web pages :(

Be useful piece of “functionality” right? To fix: If you are using 32-bit Internet Explorer, copy shell32.dll and shlwapi.dll from the capture machine to the %SystemSystem% folder in the Internet Explorer project. If you are using 64-bit Internet Explorer, copy shell32.dll and shlwapi.dll from the capture machine to the %SystemSystem(x64)%folder in the Internet Explorer project. In Package.ini, add LoadShellOnlyForWin10Higher=1. Build the project. More info: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2137873 Took me ages […]

ESXi tip: VMotions failing at 15%? check your storage out

For more info see – http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2127211 This one peaked my interest as normally see 10% being around the time it will fail most.