VMware vMotion – Error “Different offload or security policies”

This unable to migrate error indicates that the source and destination servers have different security or offload settings configured on the virtual switch or portgroup that the virtual machine is connected to and usually is related to Traffic Shaping options enabled not on all physical hosts. Read More …

Powershell – Check and find the product GUID of an installed MSI setup

The product code is the unique GUID of identifying an application or product release; In other words, different versions and languages of Product must have different product codes. Also, ProductCode can be used to query feature state, and product state. For example, installer API “MsiQueryFeatureStateEx()” and “MsiQueryProductState()”, etc. Read More …

Linux – scp transfer files (passwordless) between systems

SSH (Secure SHELL) is a network protocol that is used to login into remote servers for execution of commands and programs. It is also used to transfer files from one computer to another computer over the network using secure copy (SCP) Protocol. Let’s see how to automate, passwordless, using Public/Private keys, file transfers between systems. Read More …

Powershell – Find computer name and domain

Sometimes it’s useful to know the computer name and domain you are working on. The first of the following commands returns the FQDN of the computer on the format whereas the second one returns a list of information about the system. Read More …

Ubuntu 18.04 – Restart network

Here are shown several ways how to restart networking from command line as well as from Graphical User Interface (GUI) on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver distribution. Read More …

SQL Server – Creating linked server in SQL Server Management Studio

In SQL Server environments the linked server functionality is commonly used to connect to another (remote) database or file (Xls, CVX) using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and access and use the remote data and objects. Read More …

VMware vCenter – Enable Single Sign On (SSO)

Platform Service Controller is a new component in VMware vSphere. The PSC contains all the services that vCenter needs for its functions including Single Sign-On (SSO). This post describes how to configure AD authentication in vCenter Server. Read More …

CentOS / RHEL 7 / Debian – Disable IPv6

If network troubleshooting leads you to believe there’s an issue with IPv6, you may need to shut down that protocol on your Linux machines. Since some hardware doesn’t take advantage of IPv6 (and most admins are still working with IPv4), a temporary and easy solution is to disable IPv6. Read More …

CentOS / RHEL 7 – Regenerate UUID for Network Cards (Physical and Virtualized Environments)

Usually, when cloning VMs on virtualized systems (Hyper-V or VMware, for example) an issue could occur related to vNICs: a vNIC could be renamed and so no more the same of the old VMs (obviously). Read More …

CentOS / RHEL – Managing Networking Service

One of the most common activities on a Linux system is, usually, modify some networking parameters to adapt the system to the actual network; so how can we restart networking service using command line options without restarting the whole system? How can I start / stop and restart networking service on a CentOS/RHEL 7 based system? Read More …