What is Powershell Desired state configuration? Powershell DSC is a declarative model of system configuration management Microsoft released along with Windows 2012, but enhanced and matured on Windows 2016. In other word, you will be able to specify how you want a computer or servers to be configured and leave it to Powershell and the … Continue reading Introduction to Powershell Desired state Configuration (PowershellDSC)
Windows 2016 Containers are an isolated, resource controlled and portable Operating environment irrespective of the application and operating configuration that on host server Operating environment. Such containers have existed for a long time on Unix-like operating systems, but their usage for application deployment increased following the release of Docker as an open source project in … Continue reading Windows 2016 containers for portable application environment
Folks, I have been facing this issue very random on our Windows server 2016 Virtual machines running on VMware platform. Interestingly, none reported the same to Microsoft (as mentioned by the assigned technician) Here what we found out, (all credits to http://www.happysysadm.com/2010/11/disk-is-offline-because-of-policy-set.html) 2 possible caused behind this behavior, How VMware virtual machine disk file presented … Continue reading Windows Server 2016 VMs Disks are not getting online after reboot
Windows Server 2016 new features and enhancement.. Agenda: Licensing change Server Editions Nano servers Server Walkthrough Containers IIS 10.0 PowerShell 5.0 Active Directory Fail-over Clustering Please post questions for more!
Friends, I just want to share one script I have created recently, not quite interesting but obviously played its significance to my case. This script report and alert any hardware issue with UCS server environment, which was quite easy to report it through UCS central or UCSM environment however it is tough to identify the … Continue reading UCS (Cisco) Hardware fault/error Alerts (Using power tool)
As far as I am concerned, the biggest challenge for a VMware administrator is storage related issues and its troubleshooting. As title said, it is not a trouble shooting steps. There were numerous storage issues and troubleshooting steps varies case by case. It will be tough to go through all of those. Below article just … Continue reading VMware ESX Storage Troubleshooting
Hello Friends, As far as I am concerned this is one of the most toughest part of my job till today. There is no perfect answer of an actual performance issues. Mostly some assumptions and correlating reports from some of the below tools give a fade view of what actually happening in terms of High … Continue reading Memory Leak and utilization troubleshooting tools and usage!
Hi Friends, scenario where you have multiple UCSM with hundreds of blades and rack servers managed UCSM. Though UCSM alert us with all critical alerts real time, most of the time it is difficult to track the critical alerts for me due to large number of events generated from UCSM. It was tough for us … Continue reading ALERT UCS SERVERS HARDWARE FAULTS USING POWERTOOLS
(Please note: Just sharing this since I have seen occurring frequent BSOD on few of 32 bit Windows 2008 servers running on VMware, where VMware tool and VM hardware version latest. Please consider this as a solution only if memory dump analysis match with dll or EXE below and with same OS version, ) Issue: … Continue reading Blue Screen (BSOD) with driver Error 0x00000050 on Windows 2008 Servers
View Part 2 View Part 4 Help and Commands ( Get-help, Get-Command) Get-help Powershell has most comprehensive help feature that help us figure out how well we can use the commands. Help feature can be used with different switches to figure out how those commandlets can be used To display every help topic use "Get-Help … Continue reading Learn PowerShell (my way)!! Part 3