logo
logo

March, 2017

All the posts published

When converting from Hyper-V to VMware with Zerto you may get a BSOD on boot. This is due to: The virtual machine is not configured to start the proper drivers at initial boot time. The 7B error code indicates an inability to locate the disks Due to Microsoft default SAN policy, the volumes for the virtual machine in the VPG might become offline upon recovery. To fix, run the following …

Read More →

Due to volume snapshots, a customer lost one of their iSCSI datastores. Because the Zombie VMs have active processes, even with that volume being back online it shows as inaccessible. A storage rescan is unable to unmount/mount that datastore and a reboot option was unavailable. To recover the volume without a reboot: esxcli storage filesystem list Find the naa ID of the effected volume (you can also get this from …

Read More →

Converting a VMDK to an RDM Ok a little strange, but sometime’s needs must. So we had a requirement to convert an existing VM from VMDK to a physical RDM. Nice and straight forward however: Create new LUN for the VM, in this case an 80GB LUN for the OS (the remaining disks where already RDMs). Find the NAA indentifier for the new LUN “naa. Find the existing VMDK path …

Read More →

Bulk import PST files to Exchange 2010   So, you have a bunch of PST files to import into Exchange 2010? Grant the Import/Export role: New-ManagementRoleAssignment -Role “Mailbox Import Export” -user “username” Get exchange to import every PST under “\\ex01\*.pst” Dir \\ex01\pst\*.pst | %{ New-MailboxImportRequest -Name RecoveredPST -BatchName Recovered -Mailbox $_.BaseName -FilePath $_.FullName -TargetRootFolder SubFolderInPrimary} Watch the progress: get-mailboximportrequest | get-mailboximportrequeststatistics | ft targetalias,percent*,bytestransferred Clear completed imports: get-mailboximportrequest -status completed …

Read More →
2017 March | Cloud Monkey