ESX Virtualization http://www.vladan.fr VMware ESXi, vSphere, DR... how-to, videos.... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:37:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 How-to Reset Windows Domain Administrator Password http://www.vladan.fr/reset-windows-domain-administrator-password/ http://www.vladan.fr/reset-windows-domain-administrator-password/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:36:06 +0000 http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35566 What to do when you inherit an environment after previous admin left the company without leaving the domain admin password? How-to Reset the Windows Domain Administrator Password? Is there a easy way to do it? That was questions which I tried to quickly resolve and I thought that most of you might get interested as […]

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ESXi 5 Unresponsive VM – How to Power Off http://www.vladan.fr/esxi-5-unresponsive-vm-h/ http://www.vladan.fr/esxi-5-unresponsive-vm-h/#respond Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:57:52 +0000 http://www.vladan.fr/?p=17608 Sometimes your VM gets stuck and you have no possibility to do graceful shutdown or power off through the vSphere client. Saying it differently, the VM is stuck and the only way is to reboot the whole ESXi host, which you certainly don’t want to do. But the unresponsive VM running there can be “killed” […]

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AutoAdministrator – Free Utility Which Can Automate without Scripting http://www.vladan.fr/autoadministrator-free-utility-which-can-automate-without-scripting/ http://www.vladan.fr/autoadministrator-free-utility-which-can-automate-without-scripting/#respond Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:00:57 +0000 http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35555 Destined for IT administrators working with Windows based server systems, AutoAdministrator is a Free Utility Which Can Automate without Scripting. It allows to automate quite a few tasks through the program. The latest version is 2.4, but the product has been here for a while and now it’s completely free. Previously $69 (or $49 through some discount sites). […]

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Lab Time – 64Gb RAM Box With Hexa Core CPU http://www.vladan.fr/64gb-ram-box-with-hexa-core-cpu/ http://www.vladan.fr/64gb-ram-box-with-hexa-core-cpu/#comments Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:49:32 +0000 http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35536 Since several years of my IT career every time I decide to expand my lab is to build a new ESXi host or a box which does shared storage for my lab. So it means that I was always left with my laptop to do all the other work. The Samsung laptop I use is […]

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Good Read – VSAN Sizing Guide For Horizon View VDI http://www.vladan.fr/vsan-sizing-guide-for-horizon-view-vdi/ http://www.vladan.fr/vsan-sizing-guide-for-horizon-view-vdi/#respond Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:25:16 +0000 http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35529 As always after a new technology release there are some good papers from VMware which slowly make their apparition. Few days back I reported about a paper discussing resynchronization and rebalance operations in VSAN cluster. Today the latest and newest technology from VMware is certainly Hot – VMware VSAN. New paper is available which is a VSAN […]

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VMware Log Insight [V2.0] Fundamentals Free Training http://www.vladan.fr/vmware-log-insight-v2-0-fundamentals-free-training/ http://www.vladan.fr/vmware-log-insight-v2-0-fundamentals-free-training/#respond Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:03:24 +0000 http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35524 There is a new VMware Log Insight [V2.0] Fundamentals Free Training available online. The training is 90 min long and gives you a good start for getting your hands on VMware Log Insight product which has been recently updated. The Log Insight 2.0 has been detailed with all its features in my post here. The LogInsight […]

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How-to use Veeam Backup NFS used for storing ISOs in your VMware vSphere Infrastructure http://www.vladan.fr/use-veeam-backup-nfs-used-storing-isos-vmware-vsphere-infrastructure/ http://www.vladan.fr/use-veeam-backup-nfs-used-storing-isos-vmware-vsphere-infrastructure/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:46:26 +0000 http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35499 If you’re using only block storage in your organization and NFS isn’t your your choice, you might possibly store your Installation ISOs and other files on one of your iSCSI datastore. This always works, but it’s certainly cheaper to store such a files on other than high-end 15000 SAS disks placed in probably very expensive SAN which […]

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Quick way to recover POP e-mail passwords with Mail Password Decryptor http://www.vladan.fr/quick-way-recover-pop-e-mail-passwords-mail-password-decryptor/ http://www.vladan.fr/quick-way-recover-pop-e-mail-passwords-mail-password-decryptor/#respond Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:46:36 +0000 http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31864 As an IT consultant there is often a situation where you need to recover POP password for a user who forgot it. Users are often having several POP e-mail accounts configured, whether is for work or not. And it’s usually not your responsibility if they are allowed or not. There is a quick way to […]

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New Book – Essential Virtual SAN http://www.vladan.fr/essential-virtual-san/ http://www.vladan.fr/essential-virtual-san/#respond Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:32:00 +0000 http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35485 Cormac Hogan (@cormacjhogan) and Duncan Epping (@duncanyb) are the authors of new book which has been released recently. Ben Fathi (CTO of VMware) and Charles Fan (SVP of VMware R&D) did wrote a foreword. By reading the foreword I learned that VSAN as a product was practically ready in June 2013, to be part of the […]

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How-to Flash Dell Perc H310 with IT Firmware To Change Queue Depth from 25 to 600 http://www.vladan.fr/flash-dell-perc-h310-with-it-firmware/ http://www.vladan.fr/flash-dell-perc-h310-with-it-firmware/#comments Sat, 12 Jul 2014 06:12:22 +0000 http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35447 Now, at first. This it totally unsupported by VMware or Dell, even if the firmware I’m flashing the card with is from Dell’s website. To tell you the whole story you should read My VSAN Journey and understand how the setup in my lab is built and why I’m doing this. I’m basically trying to […]

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