Something I’ve seen over the years as a VMware Admin and a SAN Engineer is that it’s easy to end up with lost files taking valuable space in your datastores. It may come from accidently removing a VM using the “Remove from Inventory” option instead of “Delete from Disk” or just a storage migration that … [Read more…]
If you find yourself working with any of the newer Exchange environments you will undoubtedly be working in the Shell a lot more often. Exchange 2013 has some amazing improvements, but at the same time you can still get many tasks completed quicker in the Shell. Many times it is the only way to get the … [Read more…]
It’s amazing how much life can sweep you away from things you enjoy doing. Thankfully in my case I was swept away doing other things I enjoy doing with my family. As much as I love my career nothing comes before my family Now, in the 6 months that I’ve been away I’ve made some … [Read more…]
Just a quick post here while I’m thinking of it. Anyone who’s worked with DC’s in the past knows this I’m sure but for those who are new to that area of IT like me this may be useful. If you’re build process involves adding a user to the local administrators group on your server … [Read more…]
Came across an interesting situation the other day. I was having servers in WSUS randomly change their WSUS group back and forth! Not cool, especially when you’re patching servers based on those groups and the wrong “Prod” box ends up in the “Test” group!!! After a good amount of Google searching I came across … [Read more…]
Migrations are easy, but right clicking a template and looking for “Migrate…” had me scratching my head this morning. What to do? Off to Google of course! Turns out there are a couple of options available to accomplish this goal.
Now that I’ve finished relocating my home office I can get back to writing down the helpful tidbits of information I come across every day. This is probably old news to well, probably everyone, but VMware has released ESXi 5.5 Update 1. A couple months ago… Whats cool about this release though is it solves … [Read more…]
PowerShell is a great tool that can save the Admin a bunch of time. Creating scripts to do repetitive tasks is nothing new, batch files have been doing it for years. Upgrading scripts to PowerShell is a good idea but when you try to run that script on another system you are confronted with an … [Read more…]