Switch between Windows Server 2012 core and Windows Server 2012 GUI

In Windows Server 2012 you can choose between a Server Core and Server with a GUI (full) during the installation. The Full Server GUI has all the tools and options to configure and troubleshoot. Server core is a minimal Windows installation with less tools and options. Server Core has the following advantages over … [Read more...]

PHD Virtual #1 ranked product in InfoTechs new report on VM backup vendors

PHD Virtual an Innovator AND #1 ranked product in InfoTechs new report on VM backup vendors. InfoTech is a global leader in providing IT research and advice. InfoTech Research Group, Inc. membership service combines actionable insight and relevant advice with ready-to-use tools and templates that cover the full … [Read more...]

free ebook Hyper-V 3.0 and Windows 2012

            Veeam has a nice free ebook Hands-on Guide available for you: Understanding Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 by Brien Posey, with additional chapters from Pete Zerger and Chris Henley. some toppics in this ebook are: Build clustered Hyper-V deployment Manage Hyper-V through … [Read more...]

Extensive VDI Anti Virtus report released by Project VRC

Today the VRC Team released a new report in a long list of reports regarding Desktop Virtualization. This report goes into detail about how Anti Virus solutions impact you performance for VDI environments. It does not only investigate the traditional methods of doing anti-virus, but also looks at the various offloading … [Read more...]

Welcome as an EMC Elect

EMC has designed a program to span the gap between brand loyalty and brand advocacy. In november 2012 EMC announced a new recognition program called EMC Elect. This program provides community driven recognition to individuals who have demonstrated the highest levels of commitment to thought leadership in the fields of … [Read more...]

VMware: Mass change portgroup VM’s in cluster with PowerCLI

Last week I configured for a customer some new VLAN’s and created on each host new vSwitches with new portgroups, to migrate all VM’s in cluster with network label “VM Network” to “Production” I’ve created this script to automate this for all virtual machines with specific network label in cluster: Original situation: … [Read more...]

VMware: Call “FileManager.MakeDirectory” for object “FileManager” on vCenter Server “server.domain.local” failed.

Today I created some new NFS volumes at a NetApp FAS2040, after I configured the datastores in vSphere I couldn’t write files and folders, warning message: Call "FileManager.MakeDirectory" for object "FileManager" on vCenter Server "server.domain.local" failed. Solution: I forgot (stupid me) to … [Read more...]

VMware: vMotion migration socket connected returned: Already disconnected

Today a customer told me that he couldn’t vMotion virtual machines between a few hosts, he received this warning message: Migration to host <<unknown>> failed with error Already disconnected An unknown error has occurred. vMotion migration socket connected returned: Already disconnected   Solution: … [Read more...]

VMware: Configure NetApp NFS datastore(s) Advanced parameters with PowerCLI

The settings that NetApp recommends (across all ESX hosts) are: - NFS.HeartbeatFrequency(NFS.HeartbeatDelta in vSphere) = 12 - NFS.HeartbeatTimeout = 5 (default) - NFS.HeartbeatMaxFailures = 10 When the number of NFS datastores are increased, we also recommend increasing the heap values: - Net.TcpipHeapSize … [Read more...]

Big Ideas: Why Big Data Matters

Big Data matters not only because of the technological challenges that it imposes, but also because of the often intangible effects that will transform the way we work and live. In this Big Ideas animated video, Patricia will provide concrete evidence of how Big Data is transforming our lives and why we need to be able … [Read more...]