Saving Event Logs Using PoSH – My First Ever Script!

Finally after months and months of thinking about it,  I have finally been able to play with Powershell and make it do something useful.

My task was to save the Event Logs Errors off of all of our production servers on a daily basis. I was handed a piece of paper with a list of servers and told to get on with it. I could have easily done it manually, but I would have had to have changed my job title to “Event Log Saver Guy” as that would be all I would have time to do.

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I have 200 Twitter Followers!

I’m not really sure why as most of the time i run on a load of old tosh! but i now have 200 followers on Twitter.

I’d be interested to know actually how many of them are real people and how many of them are young girls trying to have webcam action with me..

If you don’t already, feel free to Follow Me.

Thanks anyway guys, i will continue to talk twaddle as you all seem to enjoy it.

My Top 5 Twitter Users – May 09

My Top 5 Twitters Users for May 09 based on tweets being Useful, Interesting or Funny are…*Drum Roll*

1st – Stevie Chambers
2nd – Kiwi Si
3rd – Rob Upham
4th – Duncan Epping
5th – Cody Bunch

Well done and thank you to you guys for sharing all of your information and occasionally brightening up my day.

For further information checkout my previous post – My Top 5 Monthly Twitter Users – It could be you!

VMware Infrastructure Client 2.5 Console Error

I’ve just witnessed a Infrastructure Client error that i hadn’t seen before. It happen when a single user was trying to view a Virtual Machine using the Console. The error happened when they used either the Console tab or “Open Console” from the menu.

Other client users were not getting the same errors.

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Unofficial Online VMware User Group

Based on your feedback Alan Renouf has announced the first Unofficial Online VMware User Group.

The Agenda at the moment is as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Presentation and Demonstration of The Virtualization EcoShell Initiative by Scott Herold
  • Virtual Coffee break (bring your own coffee)
  • Overview and Demonstration of vSphere new features by a VMware Employee
  • Finish and details of next Unofficial Online VMUG

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Deploying ESX3.5 using EDA v0.87 inside VMware Workstation 6.5

As a follow-on to my post Deploying ESX3.5 using EDA v0.85 inside VMware Workstation 6.5 i have decided to document the steps i took to deploy an ESX 3.5 host using the new version of EDA, v0.87.

The actual software versions i used are;

  • VMware Workstation 6.5.2 build-156735
  • EDA v0.87 Note: Not the patched version
  • VMware ESX 3.5 Update 3 build-123630

There is quite a big difference in how the EDA v0.87 VM is created to how it was created using EDA v0.85, so I have documented my steps below.

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My Top 5 Twitter Users – April 09

My apologies for the slight delay in producing the results..blame it on the good weather at the weekend.

Anyway, i will make you wait no longer… My Top 5 Twitters Users for April 09 based on tweets being Useful, Interesting or Funny are;

1st – Jason Boche
2nd – Duncan Epping
3rd – Kiwi Si
4th – John Troyer
5th – Eric Sloof

Well done and thank you to you guys for sharing all of your information and occasionally brightening up my day.

For further information checkout my previous post – My Top 5 Monthly Twitter Users – It could be you!

QR Codes – Contact details with a twist

Whilst looking into making The SLOG available on mobile devices i came across something that i had seen in CSI and also in the magazines of a recent flight. Its called a QR Code (QR = Quick Response).

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VMware ESX 3 and Virtual Center 2 Logs

I really could have done with this information when i had An error occurred during configuration of the HA Agent on the host rather than having to trawl through loads of discussions on the VMware Communities.

There are now two really useful documents which can be found at the VIOPS website, one is called ESX 3 Server Log Map and the other is VirtualCentre 2 Logs. These documents contain all the information you need to know about VMware ESX 3.* and vCenter 2.* log files and their locations.

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SLOG on the Go!

I’ve just installed a plug-in that will now allow The SLOG to be read on mobile devices, so you can now read my Blog where ever you have WIFI or Phone Network Coverage.. You Lucky people!!
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