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The Case of VM’s not Showing up in Veeam One Hyper-V Infrastructure Object – #VEEAM #VEEAMONE #HyperV

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Today I was working with a client that was having issues with one of their Veeam One Infrastructure Replica Targets not showing any Virtual Machine information. I checked the alerts on the server and noticed that there was an alert about the Hyper-V Management Service not running. Well, this is where it would pull all of these details from. Sure enough it was stopped. Started the Service Within a minute or two I could once again see the Virtual Machine in Veeam One. I hope this help you out. Thanks, Dave...

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The Case of Veeam Error 32768 Failed to revert VM Snapshot – #Veeam @Veeam

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans,   Had a ton of my Veeam Replica jobs fail at a customer site overnight. The issue presented itself with the following error messages:   Failed to process replication task Error: Job failed (“Domain Controller_replica’ failed to apply checkpoint. (Virtual machine ID 6FC739AB-3494-43E1-875F-81442AC2C3CB)’). Error code: ‘32768’. Failed to revert VM snapshot, snapshot path ‘\\<SERVER>\root\virtualization\v2:Msvm_VirtualSystemSettingData.InstanceID=”Microsoft:E48E5F9D-9DF2-4F7F-9700-224604157E69″‘.   It appears that something might be wrong with the services on the Target Hyper-V replica server. When I did some more checking this morning, I found that we ran out of disk space overnight.   This Server has been running as...

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The Case of the missing Service Connection Point in Active Directory for Hyper-V

Hey Checkyourlogs fans, This case occurred today when I was writing a new Hyper-V Reporting Script. The script needed to hunt for all Hyper-V Services in a Domain. Everything seemed fine until I noticed that a couple of the servers were not picking up in the report. Let’s start by looking at the query function Get-HyperVServersInAD { [cmdletbinding()] param( ) try { Import-Module ActiveDirectory -ErrorAction Stop } catch { Write-Warning "Failed to import Active Directory module. Exiting" return } try { $Hypervs = Get-ADObject -Filter 'ObjectClass -eq "serviceConnectionPoint" -and Name -eq "Microsoft Hyper-V"' -ErrorAction Stop } catch { Write-Error...

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Building a Hyper-V Report using AD and PSWriteHTML – #HyperV

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, I’m Writing you here tonight with some great news about a new Hyper-V and Azure Stack HCI report that I’ve been working on. I had a customer ask me to get them a list of all Virtual Machines running on Hyper-V Servers in their Domain. The problem was that they didn’t know how many Hyper-V Servers or VM’s they had running. This customer wasn’t using SCVMM, so that wasn’t an option.   Off to PowerShell. First Off à In Researching how to write crisp reports using PowerShell I found the ultimate repository.   It was courtesy...

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Virtually There Post Ignite 2019 EP1 Tim Mangan #MSIX

In an effort to keep the community up to date on the latest developments with MSIX technology for packaging and deploying application I catch up yet again with Tim Mangan. Tim has been a fixture in the SoftGrid/Microsoft Application Virtualization world but keeping with the times means working with MSIX and it’s an evolution into Microsoft’s next-generation application package platform. The entire interview is about 40 minutes so be prepared, we have lots to talk about as we don’t get to chat as much as we used to....

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Can a Bridge Be a Destination? Co-Management for Windows Devices Has Become a Destination for Many Organizations

Announcements and speculation have been coming out fast and furious since the Microsoft Ignite conference, but one point stood out for me. The introduction of Microsoft Endpoint Manager, which merges device management services from System Center Configuration Manager and Intune into a more unified experience.  One of the key features bundled within Microsoft Endpoint Manager is co-management, which was initially developed as a bridging technology to help organizations migrate from SCCM to Intune. Co-management wasn’t supposed to become a solution in and of itself, but most organizations encounter challenges that obstruct or significantly delay complete migration. Microsoft really worked...

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The Case of Winrm.exe QC hanging in Windows Server 2019 – #PowerShell

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, I had a call from a customer that had a PowerShell ISE session hang up on him on a Windows Server 2019 build. This was on a physical HPE Server that was brand new, and the OS install was just done this week. He took some screenshots for me, and we remoted into his system and could reproduce the issue. We tried stopping the PowerShell session, rebooting the server, and none it was working. Finally, I said for giggles how about we try this from an admin command prompt. Sure enough, it worked fine. After this...

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My Whiteboards from #Techementor Orlando 2019 – @TechmentorEvent

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Today, I wanted to write up a quick post sharing my whiteboards that we used for sessions at Techmentor (Live360) Orlando 2019. Writing on a smaller surface was a bit challenging for me, but it worked out quite well with my attendees. Below are of my whiteboard notes from the following sessions: TMH07 – Building Real World Labs in Azure TMF01 – Workshop Migrating and Upgrading to Server 2019 We covered a variety of topics during these sessions from: Nested Azure Virtual Machines (including triple NAT Routing) Active Directory Domain Controller Migrations DHCP Migrations DNS Migrations...

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The Case of some Health Status items not showing up in the Dell/EMC Open Manage Extension for Windows Admin Center #WindowsAdminCenter

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Just a quick post for you here tonight. I have been doing much work today with the Dell/EMC Open Manage extension for Windows Admin Center and found another little quirk. If you look below, only one of the Health Status panes showed up below. In the previous post, I found that you had to update the Dell iDRAC and Lifecycle controller Firmware to something higher than 2.30.30.30. As you can see below, my firmware on this server was at 2.40.40.40, and it was broken. So, I decided to grab the latest version from October 2019 to...

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The Case of Redfish not available on Dell/EMC Open Manage Extension for Windows Admin Center – #WindowsAdminCenter #Dell #DellEMC

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Today, I was working with a client that was having trouble getting the Dell/EMC Open Manage extension for Windows Admin Center working. What we should see is something like this: Instead, what we get is this: Here is a screenshot of a Server that works Here is a screenshot of one that doesn’t work. The BMC IP Address and BMC Serial Number fields are missing. When trying to access the broken server this error popped up: The Redfish service is not accessible because the USB NIC adapter is disabled on the target node OS, or the...

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Review of the Dell EMC Open Manage Windows Admin Center Extension – #WindowsAdminCenter

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Today we are going to have a look at the Dell EMC Open Manage extension for Windows Admin Center. Open Windows Admin Center and click on the Settings wheel to see the available extension. Dell EMC OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center (OMIMSWAC) enables you to manage the Dell EMC PowerEdge servers as hosts, Microsoft Failover Clusters created with Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers, and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure created with Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes. OMIMSWAC simplifies the tasks of IT administrators by remotely managing the Dell EMC servers and clusters throughout their lifecycle....

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How to keep Azure AD Connect Updated

Azure AD Connect is THE tool keeping many organization’s Azure Active Directory in-step with their on-prem Active Directory. Microsoft updates this tool often, keeping it capable and reliable. Installing an upgrade to Azure AD Connect is usually straight forward following a few simple steps. First thing’s first, determine the current release version of Azure AD Connect, comparing that with what’s running internally. Keep up with Azure AD Connect release versions here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/hybrid/reference-connect-version-history. Determine the current installed version of Azure ADConnect is just as easy. Logon to the server where Azure AD Connect is installed, then look in Programs and...

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New Azure Advisor Recommendations Category: Operational Excellence

In this post, Rickatron outlines a new Azure Advisor category – Operational Excellence.

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How to Interpret Azure Security Alerts for Azure Storage Accounts

Azure Security Center alerts are a great way to provide that extra insight. In this post, Rickatron investigates Azure Security Alerts for Storage Accounts.

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How and Why to Install Azure Storage Explorer

The Azure Storage Explorer desktop tool is a must-have for focused day-to-day usage of Azure Storage services.

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The Case of Unable to connect to Windows 2008 R2 Servers via Windows Admin Center #MVPHour

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, I am busy working away at my Windows Server 2019 Migration Labs and added some new Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controllers to the Lab. I figured wouldn’t it be cool to show off managing these with Windows Admin Center prior to Migrating them over to Azure or Windows Server 2019 on Prem. Well, I hit a bit of a snap tonight with the following error. The WS-Management service cannot process the request. The resource URI (http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/cim-xml/2/cim-schema/2/*) was not found in the WS-Management catalog. The catalog contains the metadata that describes resources or logical endpoints. In checking,...

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Watch Live Azure Stack and Azure Stack HCI Day – #MVPBuzz #Azure #AzureStack

Hey there Checkyourlogs Fans,   Do we have an awesome day lined up for you? Today, we are hosting Azure Stack and Azure Stack HCI Day. We have speakers from all over the world including some great vendor coverage from DataON, Dell, Intel, and of course Microsoft. Our list of speakers includes: Kenny Lowe, Thomas Maurer, Jaromir Kaspar, Carsten Rachfahl, Kristopher Turner, Howard Lo, Janka Rangama, Dave Kawula, Didier Van Hoye, Jayanth Dattari, Jan-Tore Pedersen, and Alessandro Goncalves. The combined knowledge of this group is incredible.   Of course putting on the show wouldn’t be possible without the tireless...

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Azure large file shares now available: How and where to use them

New Azure large file shares are now available for file shares up to 100 TiB.

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6 Things I’ve Learned about Azure Storage

Here is a list of 6 things to know about Azure storage services from the Rickatron.

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PowerShell your way to upgrading storage accounts

In this blog post, Rickatron shows a simple PowerShell script that will upgrade storage accounts to V2.

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The case of Low Disk Space caused by Goto Meeting – #MVPHour

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Usually, I would post about more technical topics, but this one is annoying me. I am an avid Goto Meeting User and typically record many my meetings for knowledge transfer and skills sharing with my clients and colleagues. What happens is every 3 months or so my C: fills up with Goto Meeting temp files. Where they are located is here: c:\users\<Profile>\Documents\Original Inside we have all the Goto Meeting temp recording files. If these recordings have been completed these are just dead files left behind that never get cleaned up. Here is the single line of...

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The Case of Partitioned Networks after Networking Changes in #AzureStackHCI

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, First off if you haven’t had a chance make sure you come and join us in our Azure Stack HCI (Storage Spaces Direct) Community at http://slack.storagespacesdirect.com . There are currently almost 1000 members on the group, and we have the best support in the world there for Azure Stack HCI. I had an issue that I had seen before, and instead of banging my head against the wall, I thought I would reach out and ask my friends. Within a matter of minutes, I had multiple replies from the community. Anyways, to my problem à Here...

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The Case of the Other (Unplanned) Shutdown in #AzureStackHCI

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Today, I was working with a customer, and I hit a known bug in Windows Server 2019 that shows servers as not being cleanly shut down when they are: I was doing some routine maintenance on an Azure Stack HCI Cluster Node and hit this today. Usually, when I see this, it means that the server has had some issue. Now, if it is a bugcheck, it would generally show us more details here, but none the less this is not looking good. There is information online here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/c543eed6-f647-4563-85ce-8e72d1b36a85/shutdown-event-tracker-keeps-appearing-after-installing-kb4490481-and-an-unexpected-shutdown?forum=ws2019 However, the suggestion is to modify this...

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Critical Patch Tuesday for 2-Node #AzureStackHCI Customers

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, It is that time of the month again for patching our Production Clusters. This time we have a critical fix that has been added for a known 2-Node Azure Stack HCI reboot bug. It had been added in a separate August 2019 update and is now included in the general September Cumulative Update. We highly recommend getting this done as that Reboot Issue was highly problematic, especially when taking down my production sites. From the product group on our slack.storagepsacesdirect.com channel, this has been confirmed to have been fixed. Thank you, Elden, for making this information...

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Creating Azure Advisor Alerts? Let’s Do It!

In this post, Rickatron turns on an additional Azure Advisor service – alerts. See how they are set up.

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