Thursday, March 31, 2011

Microsoft MPIO for Windows 2008 R2

To enable the Microsoft MPIO on Windows 2008 R2 just follow these quick steps.

To install Multipath I/O (Using the Server Manager)

1) Open Server Manager.
2)In the Features area, click Add Features.
3) On the Select Features page of the Add Features Wizard, select Multipath I/O, and then click Next.
4) On the Confirm Installation Selections page, click Install.

When installation has completed, click Close.

To install Multipath I/O on a computer using the command line

1) Open a Command Prompt window with elevated privileges.
2) Right-click the Command Prompt object on the Start menu, and then click Run as administrator.

Type the following, and press ENTER.

ServerManagerCmd.exe -install Multipath-IO

When installation has completed, you can verify that Multipath I/O has installed by entering the following command and reviewing the query results in the command window. Multipath I/O should show in the list of installed packages.

ServerManagerCmd.exe -query

Removing Multipath I/O

ServerManagerCmd.exe -remove Multipath-IO

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

XenDesktop 5 on vSphere 4.1 (Part 2.)

This is the second part of the XenDesktop 5 setup where we will configure the XenBroker with vSphere 4.1 and prepare to host the VDI images.

I am assuming that you have already complete the first part of the setup: Link

Step 1. Open the Citrix Desktop Studio and then click on Quick Deploy

Note: In order to get the XenDesktop to connect to vSphere 4.1 you have to modify the SDK proxy. Here are the instructions to get it to work properly.

Log into the vCenter Server and navigate to the folder where the proxy.xml file is located. "c:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Virtual Center\". It is probably in your best interest to make a backup of the file before you make any changes. Now using WordPad open the proxy.xml. Look for the following:
<e id="5">
     <_type>vim.ProxyService.LocalServiceSpec</_type>
     <accessMode>httpAndHttps</accessMode>
     <port>8085</port>
     <serverNamespace>/sdk</serverNamespace>
</e>
Make sure that the is set to httpAndHttps like the above code. Then save and restart the vCenter Service in the Windows services section.

That should complete the install and your ready to build some virtual machines.

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