Citrix User Profile Management (UPM) deployment

One of the key features that leverages proper user’s experience in application provisioning or VDI environments is profile management. Whenever users log on to their VD or provisioned applications they are expecting to see things as they left it – that starts with desktop personalization, regional settings, wallpaper and ends up with complex application specific […]

Automated change of DNS hosts on multiple servers in AD Organizational Unit

Change of DNS settings on remote hosts can be done either with DHCP scope settings (if your servers are using DHCP and in most cases they are not) or via Group Policy or… with Powershell. But hey, I’m pretty sure you did not enable PSRemoting on all of your servers, did ya? Luckily there’s a […]

Finding & Transferring FSMO roles using powershell

I think it’s a part of IT nature to spend 15 minutes on scripting things that you actually could achieve in 1 minute using GUI, but you can’t change the nature, right? 🙂 One of the things I have to do from time to time is change of FSMO roleholders by simply transferring them (keep […]

Understanding why “CPU Ready” matters…

One of the biggest advantages of virtualization technology is possibility to overcommit your host’s resources – there’s really small chance of a VM using it’s all assigned CPU / RAM for 24/7 and that’s why we want to place a higher number of VMs on a single host to utilize it’s physical resources in a […]

DHCP Server installation and configuration with multiple VLANs / Scopes using PowerShell

Installation of DHCP servers may be pain in the neck if you need to configure multiple scopes (for VLANs for example). Luckily this process can be automated with powershell. Scirpt will install DHCP role, create local DHCP groups, authorize DHCP in Active Directory and at the end create all defined scopes. All you need to […]

ESXi enable SSH and ESXi Shell using PowerCLI

We can enable SSH & ESXi Shell using GUI or DCUI, but this time I want to show you easier way. Especially if you need to do so for more than single host. First thing we need to do is to connect to vcenter and select host that we want to operate on:

Then, […]