Monthly Archives: August 2010

Directory partition has not been backed up [DC=virtualcenter,DC=vmware,DC=int]

With the help of Alan Renouf’s vCheck (Daily Report) script I recently started noticing an error in my Windows event log on a vCenter server. This directory partition has not been backed up since at least the following number of … Continue reading

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ADAM Instance VMwareVCMSDS index may be corrupt

VMware vSphere vCenter Server installs an Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) [aka Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service (ADLDS)] instance called VMwareVCMSDS. I have had several problems with this service — one issue with the contents of the directory (see vCenter … Continue reading

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Active Directory: Find recent NO_CLIENT_SITE subnets

From time to time I try to verify that all of my subnet boundaries are properly defined in AD Sites and Services. At some locations this is a little more challenging — especially when a site has many domain controllers. … Continue reading

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Create a bunch of snapshots with PowerCLI

Last week I was working with snapshots in my lab. I came up with this one liner to create a bunch of snapshots on the same virtual machine: for ($i=1; $i -le 5; $i++) {get-vm “snaptest” |new-snapshot -name “snapshot00$i” -Description … Continue reading

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Install VMware Tools in openfiler

I have a couple of lab type vSphere setups that use Openfiler virtual machines for shared storage. For several months these have been running with out of date VMware tools. Several weeks ago I was able to upgrade these tools … Continue reading

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