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VMware – Unable to remove a datastore

VMware – Unable to remove a datastore

luca July 15, 2015 0

After having emptied a datastore on my vSphere cluster (using the Storage vMotion feature to hot move the virtual machines) I tried to delete it but I got the following error message: The resource <datastore-id> is

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VMware and CDP

VMware and CDP

luca June 1, 2015 0

The Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) is a Cisco proprietary protocol to share information between directly connected network devices. It’s very useful, especially in a complex network, to discover its topology, for example which switch port a

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vCenter Converter: How to manually configure the Helper VM

vCenter Converter: How to manually configure the Helper VM

luca April 28, 2015 0

Today I was virtualizing a Linux server using the latest version of the VMware’s vCenter Converter Standalone and I had a problem: the Helper VM, that is the virtual machine created by the Converter to be the target

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VMware, how to kill a stuck VM

VMware, how to kill a stuck VM

luca March 28, 2015 0

Today I needed to shut down a virtual machine that was unresponsive. I tried to issue the Power off command from the vSphere client but after some minutes it was still in progress… The solution was

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VMWare VirtualCenter Server keeps restarting

VMWare VirtualCenter Server keeps restarting

luca May 27, 2014 2

Today I found a strange problem in a VMWare infrastructure I manage: the connection to the V irtualCenter Server was unstable using both the desktop client and the new webclient. When I connected to

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VMWare, how to enable copy&paste from console

VMWare, how to enable copy&paste from console

luca March 27, 2013 0

Starting from VSphere 4.1, the copy&paste options in virtual machines’ consoles are disabled by default. You can enable the clipboard: for a single virtual machine; for all the VM running on a given ESXi host. Single VM

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How to publish a Thinapp to a group of users

How to publish a Thinapp to a group of users

luca January 11, 2013 0

Sometimes you may need to publish a Thinapped application to a specific group of users. If you use Thinapp with VMWare View, from the latter’s GUI you can assign your Thinapp to a pool or a desktop, not to users or

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VMWare View, how to count active sessions

VMWare View, how to count active sessions

luca June 1, 2012 0

Today I needed to track the number of active sessions of a given virtual desktop pool in my VMWare View infrastructure. VMWare offers some cmdlets to Powershell integration; you can find them on the server where the Connection Server is

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VMWare, Linux text terminals

VMWare, Linux text terminals

luca December 20, 2011 0

In every Linux distro, if you’re using the grapical interface and you need to switch to text terminal, you have to press  CTRL+ALT+Fx  x usually from 1 to 6); while to switch back to

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