I’m still in the process of getting sorted now that I’m back home in Western Australia, so you have probably seen this one already.
Just in case though ;)
VMware have their VI toolkit in beta, and I’ve been lead to believe that it has lots of PowerShell goodness. There are apparently 102 cmdlets included so a lot to take a look at and play with.
I’ve just found out that my main machine is due to arrive on Sunday, so as I am currently a man of leisure, I should have some “play” time available over the next week or two :)
The toolkit beta is available here and there’s also a blog available.
John is one of the few guys I know who actually manages to blog less than I do. Now to be fair to John, he changed roles from IT Evangelist, to Senior Program Manager, Virtualisation (yes, with an “s” dammit!), so I guess that’s fair enough.
But he got back on the “tools” over the weekend, and posted a four part series on “Terminal Services Gateway and Terminal Services Web Access using Hyper-V”:
I wonder with that blog title, if his next move will be to Microsoft Marketing and product naming. *joke*
John has some excellent posts from his old days *grin* which are well worth a look while you’re perusing his site.
Hopefully, this latest burst in blogging signifies a return to form John?
I’ve been using Server 2.0 B1 for a few weeks now, and it would appear that like everyone else I really don’t like the new VI Web Access.
I just find the interface very slow and hard work to use. As mentionend by Chrissy there is a VMware Infrastructure Client (2.5) that can be used instead of the Web UI.
Now ignoring the rather bizarre way required to acquire the 53mb client – which is included in the linux tarball and err, apparently not in the Windows package, I just can’t seem to get it to work – I am working in a test lab so I’m not using any AV, and I have the firewalls disabled on both of my Windows 2003 servers.
I’m able to connect via the Web UI, and all the other connectivity tests work fine:
- I can ping both servers from each other
- I can telnet from Server1 to the Host on port 8333
However, I always get the error message: “..could not establish the initial connection with server Server2. Details: The server took too long to respond”.
If anyone has any constructive ideas please feel free (really) to post a comment, or on my thread over on VMTN. ;)