Category Archives: Microsoft

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 DAG : Failed to notify source server about the local truncation point

I was recently tasked with a project that included migrating an Exchange Server 2010 environment to an Exchange Server 2013 one, fast forward everything was migrated to a single server the second server was setup and configured properly as well and it was time to add the copies of the mailbox databases. The customer had… Read More »

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Citrix Delivery Groups Power Plan Management – Powershell Script

Usually customers whom invest in VDI want to save on consumption whenever its possible, in terms of power management the user VDI VMs shouldn’t be up and running 24/7 they should be shutdown after working hours and then readied at the beginning of the business day. In the case of PVS, the default behavior is… Read More »

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vCenter Server 6.0 Services (Windows Edition) – One Service to rule them all!

After upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0 we all noticed the multiplying number of services that have to start, before the vCenter Server 6.0 high availability guide was released I was working on something similar in my lab but with a self-consistent vCenter Server without a shared RDM. Anyway, in my attempts to cluster the services… Read More »

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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… Read More »

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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… Read More »

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Automating Wireless SSID transition

I was involved once in transition an enterprise around 300+ users using wireless access-points to connect to the corporate network, it was a bit of a challenge but it was a very good experience nevertheless, I’ve used a mix of Active Directory GPO’s  and scripts to accomplish this and here are the steps (I’ve done… Read More »

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vCenter Server High Availability with Microsoft Failover Cluster and DFS (Unsupported)

As on the first week of June sadly vCenter Server Heartbeat end of sale has been announced and customers whom have it already will still get their support till 2018 but for those who need to protect their vCenter Server with such a technology don’t have an official alternative from VMware yet. Its worth mentioning… Read More »

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Enable Nested Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V on VMware vSphere 5.5

Actually the topic itself is almost redundant but I couldn’t find a single post with results that actually work without going through comments by various readers, so after thorough testing I came with the hereunder results and it should work 100% guaranteed =). First: I’d recommend visiting this page “Running Nested VMs” as its a… Read More »

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Load Balancing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 AlwaysON Databases with Netscaler

Lately I was involved in a project where they required to load balance their MSSQL databases (reads and writes), the project included utilizing MSSQL 2012 AlwaysON. In this blog I will be concentrating on the configuration required to setup Citrix Netscaler to load balance database connections, on the other hands if you’re not a fan… Read More »

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