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30 09, 2012

Building (or Upgrading) a Virtual Home Lab Machine – Part I

By |2016-12-11T15:25:07+01:00September 30th, 2012|ESX, Virtual Lab, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere, Workstation|8 Comments

I've had my virtual infrastructure labs in their various incarnations for more than a decade now and the most recent one is based around a "whitebox" Dual-Quad core Xeon server, with 24 GB RAM.  This system was built in 2007 so the processors (while the best in their time) have become a bit of a limitation now. [...]

20 07, 2012

Google Nexus 7 – Initial Thoughts

By |2016-12-11T15:25:07+01:00July 20th, 2012|Android, Mobile, Nexus 7|10 Comments

Last night I got a mail from Google that my prebooked Nexus 7 8GB has shipped and that they've automatically upgraded my delivery to "overnight" so I should get it the next day.  That meant today so I was pretty excited to get back from work and see what gets delivered.  The package was delivered before I [...]

7 06, 2012

Flashing HTC Desire GSM with Cyanogenmod 7.1 – My Experience

By |2016-12-11T15:25:07+01:00June 7th, 2012|Android, Desire, HTC, Mobile|0 Comments

Recently, one of my colleagues flashed his ageing HTC Desire GSM with Cyanogenmod and felt quite happy with its performance.  Of course, doing so voids the warranty but with the contract expiring soon, he probably didn't care.  Funnily enough, my wife's phone was in a similar situation so my colleague's satisfied feedback, encouraged me to do the [...]

31 05, 2012

Upgrading VMware View 5.0.x to 5.1 (Part II)

By |2016-12-11T15:25:07+01:00May 31st, 2012|vCenter, VDI, View, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere|0 Comments

In the first part of this post, I detailed the notes that I took while upgrading my VMware View 5.0.1 environment to 5.1.  I also mentioned some of the preparations that one should make before carrying out the upgrade.  In this post, I'll write about the rest of the upgrade process that I followed and also mention [...]

30 05, 2012

Upgrading VMware View 5.0.x to 5.1 (Part I)

By |2016-12-11T15:25:07+01:00May 30th, 2012|vCenter, VDI, View, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere|1 Comment

If you are interested in VMware View, you might have noticed that version 5.1 came out recently.  You might also know that it contains some eagerly awaited enhancements like View Storage Accelerator, Improved Persona Management options and ability to have a standalone View Composer machine, amongst other things.  For those reasons, I thought I should [...]

30 04, 2012

Identifying and Troubleshooting Firewall Access Issues

By |2017-07-16T21:14:20+01:00April 30th, 2012|Active Directory, Exchange, Firewall, Virtualization, Windows, Windows Firewall|1 Comment

While working with server builds and configurations, one is frequently faced with a scenario where the system (as a client), needs to connect to a server at the other end and the process doesn't work.  If one's lucky then an intelligent message is returned by the interface, hinting about the problem but more often than not, the [...]

28 03, 2012

VRMS Configuration issue when installing SRM 5.0

By |2016-12-11T15:25:07+01:00March 28th, 2012|SRM, vCenter, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere|0 Comments

Configuration of VRM Server (vSphere Replication Management Server) is one of the steps that one has to perform while installing SRM (Site Recovery Manager) 5.0.  A prerequisite for it is to have a compatible database available and the VRMS appliance deployed in advance.  However, when going through the configuration, one could sometimes see an error message while [...]

25 03, 2012

Windows Installer error when upgrading from vCenter 4.x to 5.0

By |2016-12-11T15:25:07+01:00March 25th, 2012|vCenter, Virtualization|2 Comments

When upgrading a vCenter server from version 4.x to 5.0, you may encounter an error: "The Windows installer service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running windows in safe mode, or if windows installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance." You may genuinely have a broken Windows [...]

29 02, 2012

Error 0x000006d9 when sharing a printer on Windows 2008 R2

By |2016-12-11T15:25:08+01:00February 29th, 2012|Windows, Windows Firewall|4 Comments

When sharing a printer on a Windows 2008 R2 machine (or on Windows 7 for that matter), the operation might fail with the following error message: Printer settings could not be saved.  Operation could not be completed (error 0x000006d9) This could happen if the Windows Firewall service on the computer is stopped or disabled.  Enabling [...]

28 12, 2011

Exchange 2010 Installation issues (Part II)

By |2011-12-28T10:18:41+01:00December 28th, 2011|Exchange|0 Comments

You may find that your Exchange 2010 installation fails part way during the install, with the error message (taken from ExchangeSetupLog): [Timestamp] [1] [ERROR] Cannot start service winrm on computer '.'. [Timestamp] [1] [ERROR] The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it Some [...]