Cloning a Domain Controller Server 2012: Hyper-V

Ensure the domain controller is placed in the Clonable Domain Controllers Security Group Creating the Allowable Applications List: get-addccloningExcludedApplicationList Generate a exception xml: Get-ADDCCloningExcludedApplicationList -GenerateXml Creating the Clone Configuration File: New-ADDCCloneConfigFile -Static -IPv4Address <newipaddress> -IPv4DefaultGateway <ip address> -IPv4SubnetMask <Subnetmask> -IPv4DNSResolver <DNS IP> <Second DNS IP> - CloneComputer Name <domain controller name> -SiteName <site Name> You... Continue Reading →

Networking Configuration on a ESXI Host using Shell

Useful network commands on ESXI Shell: esxcfg-nics cmd allows you to set the speed, duplex or list physical nics. esxcfg-nics -h shows the list of cmd available esxcfg-vswitch cmd allows you to administer vSwitchs. to list the switches: esxcfg-vswitch -l      # list current vswitch configuration esxcfg-vmknic -l       # list vmkernel interfaces and their configuration esxcfg-nics... Continue Reading →

Powering off a VMware Virtual Machine in ESXI Shell

I recently had a issue with a VM failing to shut down via the client and web console. I found the best way to resolve this would be to force a shutdown via the ESXI shell. Connect to the ESXI Shell using Putty or other terminal console using SSH. You would first need to get... Continue Reading →

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