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Generation 2 virtual machine support on Azure

Generation 2 virtual machine support on Azure

I’ve seen some information about Hyper-V Generation 2 virtual machines are now supported on Azure. Asking around and looking at MSFT official documentation or several blog posts I got confused. Some sources says it is supported some sources says – not supported. I decided to test it. I’ve created several VMs on my Nutanix test lab and included them into Private cloud on SCVMM. Workloads in my SCVMM private cloud are in...

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Cannot add library server in SCVMM 2012 R2

Cannot add library server in SCVMM 2012 R2

Cannot add library server in SCVMM 2012 R2  Few days ago I deployed SCVMM 2012 R2  U5 failover cluster. When SCVMM run on  failover cluster installation process skips the SCVMM Library configuration part – you have to add Library to SCVMM server manually after deployment is finished. There are few possibilities: Use separate standalone server for Library use one of the SCVMM Failover cluster nodes as library server or any other...

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One click upgrade – Nutanix Operaiting System upgrade

One click upgrade – Nutanix Operaiting System upgrade

The biggest operational pain point in standard 3 Tier architecture was (and still is) maintenance. Regardless if it was Hypervisor upgrade\update or firmware update. As for now, to perform upgrade usually one has to: go vendor or vendors website, check hardware vs firmware vs hypervisor for all components BIOS version HBA firmware and drivers NIC firmware and drivers supported hypervisor version and so on and so on download all necessary...

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Cool Tools – RVTools 3.7 available for download

Cool Tools – RVTools 3.7 available for download

My favorite free tool RVTools is available in new version 3.7. It is available to download from roboware.net . RVTools is .NET application which helps to find out misconfiguration in your virtual kingdom as well as you can use it as reporting tool. What’s new in RVTools 3.7 VI SDK reference changed from 5.0 to 5.5 Extended the timeout value from 10 to 20 minutes for really big environments New field VM Folder on vCPU, vMemory, vDisk,...

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InfraXstructure conference in Poland

InfraXstructure conference in Poland

A new Data Center conference comes in April! InfraXstructure is the first conference in Poland created by the  independent experts in Data Center technology. The first edition of InfraXstructure is going to be held on 21st of April in Raddisson Blu Hotel in Warsaw. Independence, practical solutions and a focus on technology – those are determinants of the quality of InfraXstructure! Who should attend? The conference is adressed to...

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My VDCD550 (almost) exam experience.

My VDCD550 (almost) exam experience.

So two weeks ago today, on December 22nd, 2014 I had my VCAP5-DCD exam scheduled (the 5.5 version). I was honestly hoping to share with you some of my positive experience about it, only… the exam did not happen. I was in pre-exam “panic mode” on the Sunday evening before, browsing through the official blueprint, some exotic KBs and all the other stuff, you know. Contrary to popular belief I’m not 24/7 online and my...

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We got All Paths Down, we got All Paths Down…

We got All Paths Down, we got All Paths Down…

The title of this post is obviously inspired by (rather epic) movie of “Black Hawk Down”. Now that you know it’s gonna be some serious business, here comes a Disclaimer: Procedure described below is derived from author’s own and limited experience, being of such origin it should not be treated as a supported or recommended way of troubleshooting APD / PLD condition. Instead, it is provided as-is and no warranty...

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Guest OS disk usage script revisited.

Guest OS disk usage script revisited.

I was recently asked to re-write my good ol’ script that retrieves disk usage from virtual machines and formats this information into nice’n’tidy CSV report. My “customer” wanted to have some more data included in the report, pretty generic stuff like name of vSphere Cluster (and host – I dunno why?) where the VM was running at the moment of report creation, name of vSphere datastore holding the .vmdk...

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PLVMUG group meeting – 27-11-2014

PLVMUG group meeting – 27-11-2014

Hurry up !! only few places left on annual PLVMUG user meeting. Agenda Below. PLVMUG group meeting – Agenda Highlights 10:00 – 10:15 Powitanie 10:15 – 11:15 Leveraging NSX seamless integration into Arista EOS for a fully orchestrated Universal Data Centre Network. Alexis Dacquay, Arista 11:15 – 11:20 Przerwa 11:20 – 12:05 PLVMUG Cisco Nexus1000v w datacenter na przykladzie architektury vBlock Krzysztof...

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When HA kicks (in) and you’re not quite ready…

When HA kicks (in) and you’re not quite ready…

vSphere HA functionality is definitely one of the top contributors to success of VMware virtualization. But have you ever been in a situation, when one of your vSphere hosts failed (say, in the night) and vSphere HA did its job perfectly, restarting all these 50 VMs affected, then you come to work (say, “a little late”) just to find the whole gang of application owners, process controllers, incident managers etc. gathered at...

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