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23/08/2012 17:00

ESXi 5 - PowerShell Host Setup Script

Use this script to configure a freshly installed ESXi 5 host Requires PowerCLI (tested / developed on PowerCLI 5 against ESXi 5 and 5 update 1 Hosts) A series of parameters like iSCSI Target addresses are manually entered to the script, the rest, including host name and specific vmkernel...
07/08/2012 11:15

Passed Exam 1Y0-A19 Citrix XenDesktop5 Administration

Today I passed the Citrix XenDesktop5 Administration exam 1Y0-A19, prepped with the TrainSignal online course and a test lab.   Just waiting on the Certificate: CCA:XenDesktop5 Administration!
28/10/2011 10:00

VMware Build Numbers - vCenter, VirtualCenter, ESX(i), View and VDM

VMware Build Numbers for VDM, View, ESX and vCenter (2008 – 2011)   ** UPDATED with the release of vSphere 5 and View 5 **   I have taken the following build numbers from the Release notes pages on the VMware site, needed a single reference point so will add to...
25/10/2011 14:30

Passed Exam VCP-510, VCP on vSphere 5

  Today I passed exam VCP-510, and acheived the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) on vSphere 5.   The resources I used:   I read all of the Product Documentation from...
15/07/2011 13:00

Missing esxupdate.log file on ESXi 4

On ESXi 4 the useful log file which logs events for updating the ESXi host is off by default, and there is no file for it in:   /var/log/vmware/esxupdate.log as used to be the case.   There is a VMware Knowledge Base article describing the process: KB1034329   In order to enable the...
08/07/2011 09:00

Citrix XenApp 6 Hotfix Resources with Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

  After having some major issues with XenApp 6 on Server 2008 R2 SP1 which were resolved with Hotfixes I have put together some brief notes:   Issues:   Blank Screen when logging in until desktop is ready. XenApp Servers refuse to shutdown and hang at the Shuttig Down Screen. Enable...
12/05/2011 17:00

Passed exam 1Y0-A18 Citrix Administration XenApp 6

Today I gained Citrix Certified Administrator for XenApp 6 on Windows Server 2008 R2
26/01/2011 18:00

Upgraded MCSA:2003 to MCITP: Server Administrator

Passed exams, 70-646 and 70-648 and upgraded my MCSA to MCITP: Server Administrator.
06/01/2011 10:00

Initial ESXi Setup Script

Automates the initial setup of an ESXi host after first installation and IP addressing.   First connects to ESXi host   NETWORKING: Adds second vmnic to vSwitch0 Creates a second vSwitch (vSwitch1) with port group LAN and assigns 4 vmnics to it Moves all VirtualMachines if exist to LAN...
09/10/2010 23:00


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