Disaster: Sector “0” Blanked for Cluster CSV, VMM Incomplete Configuration

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of living through a living hell whereby I was wondering what exactly would happen when our development engineering team had to figure out how to rebuild 53+ virtual machines hosted on a Failover Cluster with Clustered Shared Volumes (CSV) enabled.  The first question is why don’t you have…

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Using WinPE Creator to Create Virtual Hard Drive (VHD) of your physical server

In the past two posts, I’ve focused on the first two capabilities provided in the Configuration Manager Physical-to-Virtual Migration Toolkit.  The primary scenario for this toolkit is to offer customers the ability to virtualize their physical servers when they don’t readily have System Center Virtual Machine Manager available.  As mentioned, our P0 scenario was to…

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Rebuild of Server causes DPM 2010 Agent to not successfully register – SetDPMServer.exe

We recently had a failure with one of our Hyper-V farm hosts that caused us to quickly rebuild the server (when not using Bare Metal recovery).  As one often does, we simply rebuilt the Virtualization host using the same computer name and re-joined the domain.  This was done without worrying about removal of the typical…


VhdTool & “Save your bacon” – Extend base virtual machine while snapshots exist is bad JooJoo

I recently was privy to a situation whereby an individual (this person’s identity is concealed to protect the innocent) realized that a virtual machines dynamically expanding disk simply wasn’t large enough.  This person realized this during some upgrades to key components running on the server and was quickly & swiftly maneuvering around the Hyper-V console…

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