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Free tools to convert VHD into VMDK and vice versa – ESX Virtualization

Free tools to convert VHD into VMDK – Starwind v2v converter. This tool can handle both conversions. VHD -> VMDK and also VMDK -> VHD.

Source: Free tools to convert VHD into VMDK and vice versa – ESX Virtualization

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Powercli – How to get Vmware tools version | Virtual Me

get-vm | where {$_.powerstate -ne “PoweredOff” } | where {$_.Guest.ToolsVersionStatus -ne “guestToolsCurrent”} | % { get-view $_.id } | select Name, @{ Name=”ToolsVersion”; Expression={$_.config.tools.toolsVersion}}, @{ Name=”ToolStatus”; Expression={$_.Guest.ToolsVersionStatus}}

via Powercli – How to get Vmware tools version | Virtual Me.

PowerCli SCRIPT LIST – Virtu-Al.Net

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VMware vSphere Client Download URL ~ What the…..?

VMware vSphere Client Download URL ~ What the…..?.

Install VMware Vsphere 4.1 client on Windows 8 – Spiceworks

Install VMware Vsphere 4.1 client on Windows 8 – Spiceworks.

Windows Server 2008R2 shows LUNs from SAN as offline

After adding disk to a WmWare VM in VSphere client I wanted to initialize and format it (as always) in Win 200R2 disk Management MMC snap-in… only to find out that disk id unknown and offline. A little info message says that “the disk is offline because of policy set by an administrator”. When right clicked the disk presented no context menu.

disk manager

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Resolution:

1.

run cmd as Administrator

2. run diskpart – use these commands

C:\Windows\system32>diskpart

Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7601
Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: S7022DB0101

DISKPART> san

SAN Policy  : Offline Shared

DISKPART> san policy=onlineall

DiskPart successfully changed the SAN policy for the current operating system.

DISKPART> san

SAN Policy  : Online All

DISKPART> list disk

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  ——–  ————-  ——-  ——-  —  —
  Disk 0    Online          100 GB  1024 KB
  Disk 1    Offline         250 GB   250 GB
  Disk 2    Offline         100 GB   100 GB

DISKPART> select disk 1

Disk 1 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> attributes disk
Current Read-only State : Yes
Read-only  : Yes
Boot Disk  : No
Pagefile Disk  : No
Hibernation File Disk  : No
Crashdump Disk  : No
Clustered Disk  : No

DISKPART> attributes disk clear readonly

Disk attributes cleared successfully.

DISKPART> attributes disk
Current Read-only State : No
Read-only  : No
Boot Disk  : No
Pagefile Disk  : No
Hibernation File Disk  : No
Crashdump Disk  : No
Clustered Disk  : No

3.

Go back to Disk management snapin > menu Action > Rescan Disks

4.

Right-click disk in offline state and select Online from the context menu

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