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Windows 10 update fails with 0xC1900101

I’ve been upgrading various Windows 10 systems from the older 1607 to the newer 1703… I had done over 20 of these updates, just load the Windows update agent and off you go [or let Windows update take it’s course].   Had ...

Moving CentOS 7 VMs from Workstation to ESXi, manually adding Paravirtual PVSCSI controller

Had a few cases where different programmers would create a CentOS 7 Virtual Machine [VM] on their workstations and we then need to turn them into production VMs on our VMware Cluster. They would send me the OVF, and we ...

Review of Veeam Endpoint Backup

This is a minor review of Veeam’s new Endpoint Backup from my testing/usage.   I’ve almost always used Windows Backup for all my Windows Servers [2003, 2008 R2, 2012 R2] backups. The best thing about Windows Backup is you have to create ...

60+ days of Barracuda Spam Filtering

It has now been 60+ days of using Barracuda Spam Filtering. We were testing and using the Virtual Machine version, v300. As I said the my 30 days of Barracuda Spam Filtering, installation was fairly straight forward.   Now that a few ...

How to virtualize a Windows 2000 server for VSphere V5.

Well, I can’t blame VMware, the new version of conversion tools will not convert Windows 2000 to a VM correctly. Instead of fighting with that, I found a simpler way to do this.   The Windows 2000 server I was virtualizing is ...

Installing VMware Player 5.0.2 on Fedora Core 18 gives a misleading failure message

I was installing VMware Player 5.0.2 onto my Linux laptop that runs Fedora Core 18. The installation works perfectly, and the first time you click on VMplayer, it starts to install. I would get  a error message “C header files ...

Upgrading a vSphere Essentials 4.1 ESX cluster to vSphere 5.1 with ESXi servers

Over the last few weeks, I needed to upgrade our VMware vSphere 4.1 cluster which had ESX 4.1 servers to vSphere 5.1. Trouble was, there really was not a “here’s the order to do this in” without trying to read ...

Converting a Physical AXP OpenVMS Alpha server to Virtual, PART II

Today I converted my VMware ESX 4.1 machine to VMware ESXi 5.1 update 1. This is the system that is running my Virtual Alpha Server using Migration Specialties’s Avanti software. The good news is, it worked almost perfectly. When you ...

Convert a XenServer Virtual Machine to Linux based VMware Workstation 9 Virtual Machine

Had a customer with Citrix XenServer 6 and a few Virtual Machines [VMs] running. The VMs were windows based and we wanted to move them to VMware Workstation 9. I found the easiest way to do this was:   1) Setup an ...

Converting a Physical AXP OpenVMS Alpha server to Virtual.

With everyone in the world converting from “Physical” server to virtual, and in our attempts to use less electricity, less cooling, and just being “Greener”, I decided to look at Migration Specialties Avanti. You can find Migration Specialties at www.migrationspecialties.com .   We currently ...

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