VMware vSphere 6.5 Test Drive

This will be an evolving post as I document/note the installation process and some configuration and testing. I’m installing VMware vSphere 6.5 under my current virtualization platform to give it a spin. I’m most curious about the web interface, now that it has moved exclusively in that direction. I *HOPE* it is much better than […]

Read article / February 1st, 2017

Exchange Server 2016 SPLA SAL Comparison

The following feature list is applicable to Exchange Server 2016 Hosted Exchange SALs. “Plus” SALs include the use of Microsoft Office Outlook desktop application. The Exchange Server 2016 Hosted Exchange Basic, Exchange Server 2016 Hosted Exchange Standard, Exchange Server 2016 Hosted Exchange Standard Plus, Exchange Server 2016 Hosted Exchange Enterprise, Exchange Server 2016 Hosted Exchange […]

Read article / February 1st, 2017

Remote WMI on Windows Server 2008 R2

Configure DCOM On the server to be managed click Start, click Run, type DCOMCNFG, and then click OK. In the Component Services dialog box, expand Component Services, expand Computers, and then right-click My Computer and click Properties. In the My Computer Properties dialog box, click the COM Security tab. Under Launch and Activation Permissions, click […]

Read article / January 31st, 2017

Monitoring CPU Ready VMware Guest

CPU Ready value is cumulative between the number of vCPUs the VM is assigned. For example, a one vCPU VM has the measurement of 1000ms. For a VM with two vCPUs, the same performance drop would rise to 2000ms, or 1000ms per vCPU. For a VM with four vCPUs, it would be 4000ms. Realtime Monitoring […]

Read article / January 30th, 2017

Change OpManager v11 PDF Report Footer

When generating reports in OpManager v11 and exporting as PDF, the footer contains “ManageEngine OpManager Page :” as the footer. To change this, on your OpManager install, navigate to the installation path of OpManager and modify conf\brandProps.properties file.  Add the following line, and customize accordingly. pdfFooterText=Your Company or Whatever | email@yourdomain.com |  Page: You do not need […]

Read article / January 30th, 2017

Windows 10 File Explorer – Working on it…

When browsing my Downloads folder, or any folder in general, on Windows 10 I have experienced the “Working on it…” message and it takes a few seconds to load.  This doesn’t matter if I have a lot of files/folders or just a few, it still hangs. Resolution Open Folder Options > Set “Open File Explorer” […]

Read article / January 30th, 2017