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Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012R2 virtual machines fail with Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power Error ID 41

On VMware ESX when you create Virtual machines with Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 you might experience a problem where the virtual machines keeps restarting every now and then as a Result of a windows failure with a blue screen.

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VCAP-DTA Exam Experience

As most regular readers will know, I sat the VCAP-DTA exam last Friday. The short version is I failed. Only by a few points, but first is first and second is nowhere, as they say. 580 more words


Tour of VMware's vCenter Operations Manager

As a former network operations guy, I came to depend on the ability to monitor systems, view capacity and performance metrics and have all relevant information at my fingertips when troubleshooting. 407 more words

Upgrading vCenter Server

Just a quick post today as I’ve had numerous clients call me recently regarding the same issue¬†with upgrading their vCenter Server…..

If you’re upgrading from vCenter Server 5.5 to a later addition (like 5.5 update 1c), then if you mount the ISO and try to update vCenter using the “Simple Install”, the installer will probably display the following message: 34 more words


Getting started with Clustered Data ONTAP & FC storage

A couple of days ago, I helped a customer get their cDOT system up and running using SAN storage. They had inherited a Cisco MDS switch running NX-OS, and were having trouble getting the devices to log in to the fabric. 855 more words


3Par and VMware VVOLs

A nice round up on The Register of how different vendors are planning to integrate with VMware VVOLs. The article includes a link to a YouTube video showing the planned integration of VVOLs with 3Par. 27 more words

HP 3Par

VMware Data Store Error

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IBM x3650 7945D2M all but 1 SAS 300GB died. 1 x Kingston 120GB SSD popped into vacant CD/DVD bay.

Download and installed ESXi 5.5 update 1 (Build 1623387) install onto interior USB memory… 117 more words