In order to allow for installation of a nested Hyper-V on ESXi 5.5, there is a requirement to configure the virtual machine settings once the guest operating system has been deployed. Firstly, we need to add two items to the existing virtual machine configuration file in a powered off state. Prior to making these changes … More Configuring Nested Hyper-V on ESXi 5.5
I recently wrote about checking the last success time of Windows Update and reporting this to Nagios (http://wp.me/p15Mdc-mj). Now what happens if you do not use Windows Update as your patch management solution. In my case I have been managing the installation of updates using WUInstall (http://www.wuinstall.com). When my updates are installed the registry is … More Monitor WUInstall status in Nagios XI
In order to remote manage your remote computers using Windows Powershell, there is a requirement to enable the WinRM service on each target. This may be enabled by browsing to the below group policy setting path and enabling ‘Allow automatic configuration of listeners: Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Remote Management (WinRM)/WinRM Service You may restrict the … More Enabling WinRM service using Group Policy
I was recently looking at simulating memory usage across a number of VMs where the utilisation pattern, time duration of the memory load and idle time between workloads would be random. I was looking at using the Sysinternals TestLimt utility to achieve this by invoking a leak and touch memory to simulate resource usage. As I … More Automating the simulation of random memory workloads using TestLimit utility with Powershell
I was recently attempting to run Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, which would fail with the error code 800F0818 due to Windows Update corruption. In order to resolve the issue, run the System Update Readiness tool and then install the service pack. The System Update Readiness tool is available from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821.