HCMON driver error installing VMware Remote Console, PowerCLI, or vSphere client.

hcmondrivererror So your getting that really annoying HCMON driver failed to install error, but have no idea where to start? This article will let you know   What the HCMON driver is Why sometime it causes issues. And of course How to successfully troubleshoot it. This error happens to me often as I work on multiple public sector sites all with their [...]

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Create a Powershell profile (includes loading PowerCli snapin)

I work at many different sites and one of the first things I always want to do is set up the PowerShell settings I like. To do this I have set up a PowerShell profile and I [...]

Working with colour/color in Powershell

The more I start automating things, the more powershell I seem to use. Recently I found myself wanting to make it clear which part of the script was a progress message from [...]

Using Import-CSV to import data into Arrays (Powercli Edition) Part 2

Ever since Powershell introduced the Import-CSV command it has been widely used, yet can be difficult for beginners to learn. This series of posts will discuss the [...]

Using Import-CSV to import data into Arrays (Powercli Edition) Part 1

Ever since Powershell introduced the Import-CSV command it has been widely used, yet can be difficult for beginners to learn. This series of posts will discuss the [...]

How do you calculate usable capacity for EMC Isilon?

It’s amazing how many people want to know this, and how few concise sources there are on the internet to work this out. Hence I thought I would quickly write up my take on [...]

Passed my VCP 5

Pass mark was over 350 which I was happy with, My advice is to know your stuff, including all the technologies included in vSphere like vDR, the storage appliance, [...]

Compare and Identify vCenter Editions

Hi this is part of my VCP study of being able to identify vCenter editions I even create a nice diagram so I could visualise it as I couldn't find one on the web VMware [...]

Virtual Machine files and settings explained (VMDK, VMX, SWAP and more explained)

So I'm currently going through all the notes I've ever written on VMware VI and vSphere in preparation for my VCP5 exam and thought I'd share them with you, many of you will [...]

What happens if your underlicensed in SRM 4.1 using per proc licenses?

What happens if your underlicensed in SRM 4.1 using per proc licenses? It's a rarely tested but commonly asked question and I myself wanted to know. Not being able to [...]

vSphere replication – What you need to know.

With the release of SRM 5.0 came 2 keenly sought after features.  Namely reprotect and vSphere replication. vSphere replication currently has some limitations, the biggest [...]