Yearly Archives: 2016

This edition cannot be upgraded – How to activate Windows Server 2016 Evaluation

I happen to have more than a couple of dozens Windows Server VMs in my HomeDC, starting with Server 2003 and ending with (the gorgeous) Server 2016. I tested 2016 along with various products (including XenDesktop, Horizon View, VEEAM) since

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How to delete orphaned VMs on VMware vCenter 6.5

Before VMware vCenter 6.5, deleting orphaned VMs was really easy. You just needed to connect with the VMware vSphere Client (the fat client) to the vCenter server, create a new folder, move the broken stuff in it, and delete the

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VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 – failed to boot – Failed to start Network Service

If you ever encounter an issue with the vCenter server that’s so bad that the server itself doesn’t start, well try the following: fsck -fy /dev/mapper/log_vg-log If it tells you that it fixed something, just press CTRL+D and let the

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ACE – Atlantis Computing Experts Program

Like any respectable company, Atlantis Computing®, the leading provider of Software-Defined Storage (SDS), proves its maturity level every day with its products and services known by most virtualization experts around the globe. Today, the company went to another level, by launching

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NVIDIA M60 / M6 Problems – check your card in “graphics” mode!

Originally posted on Virtually Visual:
This blog only applies to M60 / M6 (Maxwell generation) GRID cards. It is not relevant to GRID 1.0 (K1/K2 cards). Try this first! If you are experiencing issues with a new M60 / M6…

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Click and Right click not working on Windows 10 Start Menu

I found out the hard way, that by removing the AppX software packages that come pre-installed in Windows 10, the “immersive” shell might not work as supposed. To be more precise, clicking and right-clicking the Start Menu will not do

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VpxClient has stopped working

1. Navigate to “C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher” 2. Edit as Administrator VpxClient.exe.config (you can use Notepad++ and if the file editing operation requires Administrative permissions, Notepad++ will ask you to elevate permissions; cool tool!) 3. Add the following lines in

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Announcement – VMware VSAN 6.2

Originally posted on vcdx133.com:
VMware Virtual SAN version 6.2 has been announced.  Two big improvements are the inclusion of Data Integrity (checksum on write and read) and improved UI integration into the vSphere Web Client. This is the fourth…

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Citrix StoreFront authentication in SSO mode

I found something extremely intriguing about StoreFront and authentication and wanted to share it with the community. Let’s take StoreFront 3.0, although I bet it was there since beginning. When StoreFront is configured in SSO mode you have two types

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Remove “bloatware” AppX software from Windows 10

It’s pretty annoying for me to have bloatware on my computer and the embedded Windows 10 applications are for me, bloatware. Why not to remove them? Well it’s not that easy as you need to click a lot. So we

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