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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:39:12 +0000
Would you use HyperV Host to virtualize mostly Linux Guest?

Would you use HyperV Host to virtualize mostly Linux Guest?

If not, why?

Edit :

In professional environement I mostly use VM-Ware and i'm fine with it.

The question is concerning a home-lab project. I don't want to pay for VMWare and the limited features of the free version are a problem since I will make a cluster and need the ability to make live migrations.

I already have free licences for Microsoft Server 2016 (Microsoft Imagine) and I tough I could give it a try. I'm already running HyperV on my own desktop to test things. Never had a problem with CentOS but using Kali on HyperV was painful.

My homelab is currently running on Proxmox VE (which is fine) but I want to make transition to something more "enteprise" so to speak.

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:25:17 +0000
Temporarily move DC to a separate machine.


What’s the easiest and safest way to temporarily move a DC to a separate machine, reconfigure RAID on the server then return the DC after.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:22:23 +0000
VM Host Affinity rules - conflicts


VM-Host Affinity rules,

According to VMware documentation, 

If there is a conflict between two Affinity rules,

The system takes the older rules and disabled all older ones.

Is it actually disabled all other rules or just ignores them?

(Will I see them unchecked in the VSphere client?)

In the configuration time, when I configure a rule that has conflict with other rule,

It will let me apply and won't pop any message.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:36:47 +0000
USB Passthrough on Hyper V server (“Free Hyperv Server”)

I am aware that USB Passthrough is not natively supported on Windows Hypervisor. Does this still apply even if I install the “Free Hyper V server” and not as a role only?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:46:38 +0000
getting POS DOS program to run on new hardware

OLD OLD point-of-sale system running DOS 6.22 on an OLD OLD 386.

Guy's afraid of what will happen when it dies (with good reason)

Program does all he needs and he can't/won't replace it.

Enter me. I remember DOS (kind of).

I did manage to copy the drive contents to a spare drive in case that fried.

I loaded virtualbox and created a DOS machine - but it seems that without extensions you can't get networking or shared drives to work, and there are no extensions for DOS.

I tried loading DOS on a newer PC, but I can't seem to get it to like SATA drives or SATA CD drives.

I tried DOS 7.1 and at least got to a blinking cursor.

I really want to use SATA as IDE drives are obsolete and all the ones I have are slightly newer than what he has.

I'd LOVE to figure out the virtualbox thing, but I don't want to become an expert in this for a one-off.

What am I...

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:38:00 +0000
Vcenter appliance (version6.0) IP config

So you can't change the Vcenter appliance IP address after it's been deployed.   However, can you update the default gateway?   Doesn't look like it, but thought I would ask.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:11:38 +0000
vMotion migration issues on R610 6.0 U3 EVC mode enabled

I have been running into an issue with migration on some VMs between R630s and a R610 server.

vCenter 6.5 - Version Build 7515524

R630s VMware ESXi, 6.5.0, 7526125

R610VMware ESXi, 6.0.0, 7504637

We have two clusters, but running EVC mode "Nehalem"

EVC mode is level which is supported by R610 CPU X5550

I can migrate most Windows based VMs between the two clusters without issue. Only run into an issue with some linux based VM appliances for vCenter.

The error:

The target host does not support the virtual machine's current hardware requirements.
To resolve CPU incompatibilities, use a cluster with Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC) enabled. See KB article 1003212.

Virtualization is enabled in the R610 BIOS. I am kind of at a loss...

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:47:15 +0000
Horizon View 5.x orphaned User Sessions can't be deleted

Hey all,

I can't figure out what the heck is going on with a few users in our VDI service. I have sessions that are hung out there for 150+ days showing as disconnected. I have removed the actual VM's from the Pool. Verified they don't exist in the composer database. Removed the VM's from the AD. Yet the VM's still show up in the Horizon View admin page and the user sessions still show up with a session state of Disconnected. The VM's connected to these hung user sessions are totally gone from the vCenter as well.

I walked through this KB used ADSI to edit the ADAM DB. Below is a quick snip of the "Remote Session" screen. None of the VM-Staff-XXX currently exist in the DB or vCenter or the AD.

I simply cant find the answer. Any help would be great.


Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:44:25 +0000
vCenter 5.5 VM Server 2008 R2 a new VM Vcenter 6.0 on 2012 R2

i have a VM  running vCenter 5.5 windows 2008r2 that i would like to  decommision. What i would like to do is turn up a new VM 2012r2 and install vCenter 6.0... Whats the best way to accomplish this task and least pain. Step by step would be appreciated.

Naviko vs. Iperius vs. Altaro

Good day, we've been through AppAssure, Veeam, and HPE VM Explorer, and I am dissatisfied with each one of them due to various reasons.  As such I am looking for yet another VM Backup solution to replace the current one.

I am interested in your thoughts on Naviko, Iperius and Altaro, especially if you were/are their customers.  Thank you very much.

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