Symantec Netbackup with a Netscaler load-balanced Exchange Server 2010 CAS Array

We had a Netbackup implementation recently and the environment had an Exchange Server 2010 environment with a CAS Array load balanced via a Netscaler appliance (of course I did that installation as well :-P). The way that Netbackup works in terms of restore is that it communicates with the mailbox servers via the client access Continue Reading →

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vCenter Server 5.5 u2 hangs on Installing Directory Services

Well I am playing around with something related to the vCenter Server installation, so I wanted to install vCenter Server 5.5 u2 on a standalone non domain server. I deployed my Windows Server 2012 R2 template and kicked in the installation, I reached a point where it asked me if I want to use the Continue Reading →

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ESXi Failed to open device naa.(GUID) No space left on device

So I had a late call from a friend saying that he can’t mount a datastore after expanding it from the storage, it was a weekend and next day was Monday and the wife is not happy ;-). So that storage is a VNXe iSCSI box and what I did at first was try to Continue Reading →

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Reset Red Hat Linux Enterprise root password (lost roor 0_0?)

I had a request from a customer on this, and the procedure is fairy simple and breaks down to this: Reboot the current system. When presented on the boot screen (hit any key to enter menu). Press the letter A (which reflects the term append) < this will get you to grub and there will Continue Reading →

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Synthetic FibreChannel Port Failed to finish reserving resources

So its a Saturday afternoon playing my 2 years old and a phone call came to end it ;-), so one of our customer had an issue with live migrating virtual machines with vFC disks attached to it. The first error I logged was: Live migration of ‘Virtual Machine XXX-XXX-XXX’ failed. Virtual machine migration operation Continue Reading →

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