Vcenter 5.1 not starting on server 2012

After installing Vcenter on a server 2012 I received the following message: To fix this you will need to edit the registry: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\vpxd and the Open the DependOnService key and remove ProtectedStorage from the list Remove the ProtectedStorage from the list , click ok and exit out of the registry. Reboot the server and Vcenter... Continue Reading →

VMware Host Cluster VM memory balancing script implementation

I recently found a replacement DRS script using PowerCLI from Scott Warren's Blog http://www.scottwarren.info/2011/03/24/scripting-a-drs-replacement-using-powercli/ I wanted to run this as a daily task to ensure that my standard edition ESX cluster was load balanced. Firstly I needed to create the folders on the Vcenter server to store the scripts and log files. In the root directory C: I created two folders VMware... Continue Reading →

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