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Monday, 14 November 2011

Backing up iSCSI targets

One thing you will more than likly need to day when implementing a SAN is backup the content of the iSCSI targets. If you implement something like backup exec on windows, then windows will try and Automount the volumes which will then cause you no end of problems.

To prevent this, before connecting to the iSCSI targets, run the following from the command prompt to prevent this:

automount disable
automount scrub

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Network IP Error after P2V

Hi All,

Just a quick update to my Blog. For those of you that have VMware and have run Converter on a physical server that has had a static IP address before the Converter was run, you may get an error message saying that the IP Address is already in use when you try and assign the new virtual network adapter with the old IP address.

I personally create a batchfile which looks like this

"set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1

I then run this on the new virtual machine. This will enable non present devices to be shown in device manager, and then it will open device manager. If you then click View and Show hidden devices, this will show all the old hardware that was present when it was a physical server. Simply right click the old network adapter and uninstall it and this will remove the offending static IP address.

Hope this helps.