Powershell: Getting a list of VM adapter types

The following code will list the VMs which have network adapters that are not VMXNET3. This is useful for knowing what you likely have to change 😉 It will output the Name of the VM, the Type of adapter and the Network (i.e. Virtual Machine Portgroup) that it is connected to. The code will examine… Read More »

vSphere Web Client and SSH Warnings

I started using the vSphere C# client back when the product was called Virtual Infrastructure 3, and despite its many flaws it has become second nature to me. I’ve used the Web Client in 5.0 and 5.5 but never really gotten into it (for many reasons, speed being the main one). I typically use Host… Read More »

Getting a NetApp volume size with Powershell

I ran into a problem recently where I needed to get the size of a volume from a NetApp filer so I could create a new volume (of the same size) and initialise a snapmirror relationship to it. The problem was that sometimes the snapmirror relationship would fail to start, reporting that the destination volume… Read More »

Moving UCS service profiles

Moving a Cisco UCS service profile between organisations should be a simple thing to do, but sadly it cannot be done in the UCS Manager GUI. There is a useful post on the Cisco communities board here that has the PowerTool script that almost allows you to do this:

This didn’t work for me… Read More »

Unmounted NFS datastore after ESXi boots

In my home lab I recently found a problem where an NFS share I had mounted on my ESXi 5.5 device was unmounted after it had been turned on/restarted. My home lab is not that unusual, I have a N54L HP Microserver for shared storage – where I am using ZFS to carve up my… Read More »

Why, Apple, Why ?

  iTunes 64bit installer. I wasn’t allowed to install the 32bit version. For whatever reason.

LoadState not called in C++ Windows Store App

I had a problem recently where LoadState was not being called in my C++ based Windows Store App page that was based upon LayoutAwarePage. This question from the Microsoft forums pointed me in the right direction – I had an OnNavigatedTo declared, this was being called and the LoadState was not. I moved the code… Read More »

Category: C++

Small developments

I haven’t updated in a little while since I’ve been quite busy – had a good family holiday a couple of weeks ago. I have purchased a home file server and two Intel NUC’s which are intended to be ESXi boxes. Today has been an interesting day, but not so much good interesting. My first… Read More »

Importing UCS VLANs

I’ve had to deal with two UCS systems recently, ensuring that the configuration matches on them both, most of which I was happy to go through by hand. But the long list of VLANs was another story. I could see that they can be exported, but I couldn’t find an import ability. So, a quick… Read More »

UCS Default Keyring Certificate Regeneration

Recently our manually generated UCS certificate expired. Checking the manual (here) we needed to regenerate it with the following procedure: UCS-A# scope security UCS-A /security # scope keyring default UCS-A /security/keyring* # set regenerate yes UCS-A /security/keyring* # commit-buffer UCS-A /security/keyring # Piece of cake. What isn’t said is that this will boot everyone using… Read More »