• How to enable BMC Power Control for Dell hosts inside of VMM

    The purpose of this guide is to show how you can control a hosts power state from within VMM.  This way a host can be shut down remotely or powered on remotely without leaving the VMM console.  This can be very useful for new deployments or for server hardware upgrades.  This guide assumes that you already …

  • How to Convert VMWare VMDK files to Hyper-V VHDX

    Download Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.1 over here. Install mvmc_setup.msi Run your Powershel 3.0+ as an administrator. Import-Module “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter\MvmcCmdlet.psd1” ConvertTo-MvmcVirtualHardDisk -SourceLiteralPath “E:\VM\xxxxx.vmdk” -DestinationLIteralPath “C:\VHDXs”

  • How to enable RDP Firewall access via PowerShell

    If you want to enable RDP access through your firewall, and you want to do it through PowerShell, enter the following commands:   get-netfirewallrule -DisplayGroup “Remote Desktop” | format-table Name, Enabled -autosize This will show you the current firewall rules. Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup “Remote Desktop” This will enable RDP access through the firewall.

  • How to kill a problematic VM via SSH

    If you have a VM that is locked up and can’t be shut down from vsphere, you can do the following: Open a console session where the esxcli tool is available, either in the ESXi Shell, the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA), or the location where the vSphere Command-Line Interface (vCLI) is installed. Get a list …