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RES One Automation PowerShell Module

Note: This blogpost is also posted on my personal blog – https://itmicah.wordpress.com.

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When you’re a system administrator and a PowerShell enthusiast a single solution to a problem can result in something big and elaborate. A while ago I was implementing a MDT environment for a customer. I wanted to fill the MDT database with all existing client computers. For that I needed all the clients names and their MAC addresses. Client names weren’t the issue but MAC addresses were a little bit more challenging. I decided to turn to RES One Automation (RES AM) for help. I knew RES AM has the ability to identify agents by their MAC address so it has to store all agent MAC addresses in the datastore. After figuring out how to pry this information from the database I started to wonder what else I could find in there. This resulted in a complete PowerShell module (my first!) for RES One Automation!  Read more

Migrating PowerFuse 2008 to 2010

When upgrading your RES PowerFuse 2008 environment to a RES PowerFuse 2010 beware of the fact that the database structure has changes. Although the upgrade path should be pretty straight forward, there are some risks you should consider.
During the migration you should be aware of the fact that because of the changes in the database, and the way the management console reads/writes the objects, the changed made to the one version might not be available to the other version.
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vCenter server services won’t start.

Sometimes it happened that you’re vCenter server service (vpxd.exe) stops working or won’t start and you are the one to find out why.  It is possible to dig in to the log files and try to find out what went wrong at a certain point in time. But the vpxd-*.log ( * =0 to 9) can be a 5 MB log file to go trough. The vpxd.exe is the executable that is running as a service (VMware VirtualCenter Server)  on the vCenter server. When I get a error starting this server I directly go to the location of the file and start it by hand. The default when location of the file  is :C:Program Files (x86)VMwareInfrastructureVirtualCenter Server . There are some options(Flags)  to start the vpxd.exe

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