Relatively painless – just change the IP as you usually would, and be sure to run these 2 commands afterwards to update DNS and service records… ipconfig /registerdns dcdiag /fix


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I was trawling through the comment spam on this site today when I came across something interesting – one of the spammers had accidentally output his comment spam template in its entirety – I found it quite interesting: { {I have|I’ve} been {surfing|browsing} online more than {three|3|2|4} hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. {It’s|It is} pretty worth enough for me. {In my opinion|Personally|In my view}, […]


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We acquired a little while ago a Thecus N8800 Pro v2 NAS, to use as an inexpensive backup target… Recently we upgraded our backup product to VEEAM. Here’s how I got the two working in perfect harmony(!) First off, get your Thecus set up and upgraded to the latest firmware (I’m using 2.05.06.v2), then download the following: ModBase (Mod platform) Perl514 (Perl – required for the VEEAM agent) FajoSSHD (SSH deamon, required for VEEAM […]


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I spent a very long time chasing the cause of this one. It seems there are 3 causes: #1: is explained here #2: is explained here #3: involves deleting all user profiles (under C:\Users) – this is the one that worked for me! I hope this saves someone some time because I was tearing my hair out trying to get this to work until I somehow found a single comment […]


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So you’re trying to administer your Netscaler on firmware 10+, only you’ve just updated Java, and now none of the applets will load (“Java Applet could not be loaded”). Bummer. Good thing there’s an easy fix. Just go to Control Panel -> Java -> General and Click “Settings” under Temporary Internet Files, then untick “Keep temporary files on my computer”.   Then go to “Security” and move the slider to […]


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The virtual machine is running in a monitor mode that is incompatible for Fault Tolerance. That’s what VCenter told me, when I tried to turn on FT for a VM in our 3 node cluster. After a little research I ascertained that the issue was to do with the CPU/MMU virtualization settings for the VM. I changed this to the recommended setting (below) and restarted the VM, however trying to […]


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This is staggeringly easy with PowerCLI, and it’ll save you a bunch of time/headaches. I just pop the following command in, and it fetches all VMs on your VCenter, updates VMWare Tools (without rebooting) and skips any turned off/incompatible machines. Simples! Get-VM | Update-Tools -NoReboot


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So, I recently P2V migrated our VCenter following these instructions: Verify good full backup of vCenter Server Ensure there are no current migrations Verify good full backup of SQL Maintenance mode target ESX host and wait for all VM’s to DRS to another host Disconnect ESX host from vCenter Stop all vCenter and SQL Services on physical vCenter server Run P2V converter Check if stable with NIC disabled (From here: https://communities.vmware.com/thread/454133) […]


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Ever wondered how to upgrade Exchange 2010 to SP2? Yeah me neither… But I recently had to do exactly that to our on-site Exchange. Here’s how: http://workinghardinit.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/upgrading-exchange-2010-sp1-to-sp2/ Essentially it boils down to this: Do all the below on a test environment first! I used Shadowprotect‘s VirtualBoot facility to pull up VMs of all our Exchange boxes and a DC on a spare host; it ran a little slow but served […]


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