Thursday, October 27, 2011

Modify CPU mask on individual VM for vMotion

After setting up the lab with two ESXi 4.1 hosts, I failed to vMotion VMs from one host (Dell PE2950 Xeon E5335 @2GHz) to the other (Dell PE2950 Xeon 3.20GHz). The first error I got is below on 'eax'.



Then I shut down the VM and went to change the eax value in Level1 to the exactly the same value in the image.

Tried to vMotion again and got the 2nd error on ecx. Then I repeated the process to change the value on ecx in level1.

Then vMotion worked!!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Unable to install Active Directory Web Services on Windows 2008 SP2

PowerShell 2.0 comes with R2 but not Windows 2008 SP2 so that I need to install Active Directory Web Services (ADWS) first. I went to this MS download page, and tried to install "Windows6.0-KB9868934-x86.msu but failed with "The update does not apply to your system".

Googled and found out that I need to install this patch first mentioned in this KB article.

Notes: after done this, I still cannot run AD module on my Windows 2008 SP2 server. Based on this article, I need to use Windows 7 or Win08 R2 to manage it.

 

 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

DRIER Winter

Ok nothing new dude. Here is the chart from today's Chron.com. The forecast always get the bad news right, and good news WRONG. See how we go this winter.
http://blog.chron.com/sciguy/2011/10/your-winter-forecast-dry-and-mild/

 

Prevent users accidentally move the top level folders

All top-level folders are shown in the file server share below. To prevent users from accidentally moving or deleting any of the top-level ...