Trust Relationship between Workstation and Domain Fails – fix without double reboot

Have you ever seen a message saying “The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed’’. Usually happens after a restore operation, after restoring an older VM and the windows VM can’t authenticate with the domain because the … Read More

vCloud VM and VApp Backups with PowerCLI

It appears that at times snapshots solve it and asking the vCloud provider to set up backups is unrealistic, these examples will explain it: • Upgrades with testing could take longer than a snapshot can exist. • Temporary workloads may … Read More

Domain Controller keeps starting in Directory Service Restore mode

I wrote this post in case anyone had the same problem, after installing the last batch of Microsoft updates on one of my virtualized domain controllers. I wanted to restart my machine.  After restating there was nothing unusual at that … Read More

Cleaning your vCloud Director Thumbnails (current.png)

  Thumbnail images are used by vCloud Director to give you a preview of the screen without opening up to the remote console, the dark side is when you migrate/svMotion a machine managed by vCloud Director, it leaves a folder … Read More

Simple VM reporting in vCloud with PowerCLI

Its clear that many people are having a challenge of not having a great view of  VMs and their location in the organization. This is all due to the unique requirement of VMs to exist inside vApps in vCloud director, … Read More

Add vCloud Harddisks with PowerCLI

When it comes to adding new disks to a VM,it is a little tough and you must be careful due to the many implementation of the objects in the SDK, tasks like conversion from XML to a .NET object is … Read More