FIX: Cannot boot VM from ISO to install OS

Just sharing a quick fix for an issue you may encounter when working in secure environments. The issue I encountered a Hyper-V VM in the lab today that would not boot from an Ubuntu ISO image. No matter what I did, the VM went straight to attempting PXE boot (even with network boot at bottom … Continue reading “FIX: Cannot boot VM from ISO to install OS”

Now Available: Updated Best Practices for Monitoring VMware

You can download an updated copy of a whitepaper I wrote with my friends Alec King and Cameron Fuller, discussing effective monitoring of vSphere hosts and virtualized workloads with the latest version of the Veeam MP for VMware. Download this white paper and discover the 6 key concepts to get the most out of VMware … Continue reading “Now Available: Updated Best Practices for Monitoring VMware”

How to resolve non-OS disks offline in multi-disk VM deployment from template

Best practices for server configuration generally suggest installing applications / app data to a separate disk and volume than the OS. However, when you deploy a Windows 2008 or 2012 VM from a VM template in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), you may find the second disk (vhd or vhdx) containing the application partition … Continue reading “How to resolve non-OS disks offline in multi-disk VM deployment from template”