Entries by Daniël de Zoete

Change DNS server on vLCM Appliance

Changing the DNS server configuration on your servers is not a task you do on a daily basis. But when you have to, it is not always a straight forward action, as I experienced when trying to change the DNS server on the VMware Life Cycle Manager Appliance. Changing the DNS configuration under Windows is […]

VRA remove waiting on retry status

From time to time you’ll see machines in vRA that have the status “On (Reconfigure failed, waiting to retry)”. In some cases this status will never go away, because in reality the retry is already done and everything went well but the status in vRA still says “Waiting for retry”. The problem with a “Waiting […]

Horizon View BLAST error in Chrome browser

We did an update of our Horizon View environment from version 7.4 to version 7.5.1. After the update we noticed something strange. Everything was working except for the BLAST client on the Chrome browser. Other browsers didn’t give errors and worked, but Chrome threw the error: “Failed to connect to the Connection Server”. After some […]

Bring Your Own Cloud

In the category “Sumble Upon”, I came across a nice piece of software which let you forget about Dropbox, SkyDrive, GDrive, etc. Because now you can build your storage-cloud on premises. Nowadays there is a proliferation of providers, if you want some storage in the cloud to store your photos, videos, documents, etc. And as […]

Shortcuts in Windows 8

Everybody knows some shortcuts in Windows, like CTRL+C and CTRL+V to copy and paste. Some people also know shortcuts regarding the windows shell, like Windowskey+E to open the explorer and CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to open the taskmanager. Many of this shortcuts stay the same in every version of Windows and sometime new shortcuts are added. With the […]

Snapshots present and growing, but not visible in Snapshot Manager

When using  a backup solution for your virtual environment and the database-server for this backup solution is also situated in the virtual environment, you have to face some challanges. The backup solution cannot back up its own database, while using it. Luckily there are work-a-rounds covering this particular problem. But what happens if you misconfigured this work-a-round? In […]

Software update VMware workstation 8 fails

When VMware Workstation 8 is installed on a MS Windows 7 x64 machine, and you’ll update de software to the latest version, the installation can fail with error 25028 in vmwarevmcisocket64.msi. The installation first uninstalls the old version, then reboots the machine and after you’re loggedin, the installation of the new version continues. When anwsered […]

Deployment ESXi with duplicated MAC-addresses

After deploying new ESXi 4.1 hosts trough Altiris and adding them to the Virtual Center Server, I saw that some of the hosts repeatedly were being disconnected and connected again. Also the new hosts were not reachable from the network. At first we thought of network problems although other servers in the datacenter did not […]

Microsoft OCS on Linux

As one of the few, i use a Linux environment on my  laptop for production. Now that we use Microsoft Office Communication Server, I needed to find a way of connecting to Microsoft OSC from my laptop. Luckily more people had this same challenge and so a project was started on sourceforge.net for the development […]