PowerCLI to Migrate VMs across vCenter servers

Below script which was created for a unique requirement with us for migrating our 6.0 vcenter to 6.5 appliance. Since we have planned for complete refresh of the hardware along with vCenter server. we have not used vCenter migration assistance https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2017/01/vcenter-server-appliance-6-5-migration-walkthrough.html We have two vCenter environment with different set of hardware, we had around 25 … Continue reading PowerCLI to Migrate VMs across vCenter servers

PowerCLI :: Update VM IP Addresses without runas administrator

Hello Friends, Yet another issue I have faced recently on updating the server VM IP address through powerCLI without running console or remote in to server. Situation was we were moving our existing production VMware environment from  one hardware solution another, vmotion of the VM from one vCenter to another failed for few servers due … Continue reading PowerCLI :: Update VM IP Addresses without runas administrator

Windows 2012 R2 server boot loop to Windows Recovery Console!

Issue:    Windows 2012 R2 server not loading to Desktop, server boot loop to Windows Recovery Console & Driver fault error 0xc0000099 Cause :   EMC powerpath driver corrupted, missing or not loading Fix : Initial Trouble shooting Steps: Boot the server in Safe mode and Last Known good configuration - Still going in to "Preparing to … Continue reading Windows 2012 R2 server boot loop to Windows Recovery Console!

Introduction to Powershell Desired state Configuration (PowershellDSC)

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 for portable application environment

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

Windows Server 2016 VMs Disks are not getting online after reboot

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