VMware Log File Locations

Lots of VMware KB’s reference log files.  For example: “In the sms.log file, you see messages similar to:” But where are these log files?   On my windows 2008 r2 Vcenter server they were found: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\Logs Rather important location when you are trying to troubleshoot anything with vcenter. Advertisements

XenServer – Sometimes you just have to force an issue.

XenServer pool consisting of 2 machines in HA mode.  Server 2 goes down.  Server 2 happens to be our “pool master”.  Citrix Admin can’t get into XenCenter to manage the system.  Server 2 comes backup but HA won’t start.  Server 2 reports it’s in emergency mode.  Server 1 says it’s not in emergency mode and…

Citrix XenDesktop: Printer issues on VMware Hosted Machines

I love citrix.  I also hate it – mostly when it comes to printing.  Of course my initial response to printer issues is always the same.  STOP PRINTING SO MUCH CRAP!  However, the health care industry has just not been able to figure it out.  Getting staff to just fax (don’t get me started on…

Exchange 2010: Excluding mailboxes from Dynamic Distro Groups

Dynamic Distribution Groups in Exchange are a wonderful feature.  The management console makes it easy to set them up and add users with the various filters.  But excluding mailboxes can be a bit more tricky.  As an example, we have a group for “All Staff”. It was setup to send to any user with a…