• 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 …

  • How to allow USB to Serial adapters in OSX “El Capitan”

    I use a Mac as my daily laptop.  I sometimes have to console into really old Cisco devices.  If you find that after updating to OSX El Capitan, your USB to Serial adapters aren’t showing up anymore, here is what you’ll need to do.   WARNING: This will disable the new Rootless protection.   OSX …