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

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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!

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

Blue Screen (BSOD) with driver Error 0x00000050 on Windows 2008 Servers

(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

Active Directory Forest Restructuring :: Part 2

Go to Part 1 Prepare source domain for migration One of the most important and foremost task part of AD migration is preparing our source domain. Preparing source domain including proper cleanup of source domain avoid any unwanted resource moved over to new forest and fix any outstanding administrative or security models. Prepare POC environment … Continue reading Active Directory Forest Restructuring :: Part 2