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 set your vCenter 6 Virtual Appliance as a coredump collector

First you need to enable coredump collection on the appliance.  In vsphere web client, click on System Configuration in the Administration section.  From there you will see Services.  In my case, this service was in the Not Applicable section.  Click on the service named VMware Syslog Service.  Now you drop down Actions, and Start the service. …

How To Manually Remove VIB’s from ESXi Host

I accidently installed the wrong version of Dell OMSA on one of my ESXi hosts, and needed to remove it in order to install an older version using VUM. Here are the steps I took to remove the VIB. Make sure ESXi Shell and SSH are enabled on your host. SSH into the host. Type …

Exclude domains from Horizon View

You can use an exclusion list to specify the domains that View excludes from the results of a domain search. This will not only speed up your environment, but it will also be less confusing to end users that need to pick the correct domain to log into. On your View Connection server, open an …