Checking for Available Licences in Office365 via Powershell

You should have the sign-in assistant and the Azure AD Module for Powershell already installed and be connected (connect-msolservice). You'll need to know what SKU you're looking to check Get-MsolAccountSku I'll be working with  E1's, and will throw it into a variable: $accountsku = "megacorpinc:EXCHANGESTANDARD" Once we have that, we're ready to pull active and … Continue reading Checking for Available Licences in Office365 via Powershell

Using WinSCP to move Linux File Shares to Windows

I recently had a project that involved moving files off a Turnkey Linux NAS to a Windows Server- about a TB or so. My first approach was to connect to the Linux NAS shares from the Windows Server via Windows Explorer. Then, I planned to map the drives and use robocopy to copy and periodically mirror … Continue reading Using WinSCP to move Linux File Shares to Windows

Moving a VCenter VM to another Host with shared storage

I had to do this today, and while it was very simple, it's not something I come across needing to do every day. To move vCenter Server between hosts when there is shared storage: Shut down vCenter Server after making a note of the host on which it is running and the datastore on which it is residing. Both … Continue reading Moving a VCenter VM to another Host with shared storage

Methods for migrating VMs to a new host without shared storage. Part 4: Backup Restore Method

If you haven't reviewed Parts 1, 2, or 3 of this series, check them out. A lot of image-based backup systems today offer the option of restoring a server, by providing a VMDK for you to attach to a virtual machine or restoring to a host directly. This method is sometimes used when moving between … Continue reading Methods for migrating VMs to a new host without shared storage. Part 4: Backup Restore Method

Methods for migrating VMs to a new host without shared storage. Part 3: DoubleTake Move

Welcome to Part 3 of Methods for migrating VMs to a new host without shared storage.  If you haven't read Parts 1 and 2, you may want to go back and review those as well. Now, on to a particularly interesting method, DoubleTake Move. From here: DoubleTake Move migrates server workloads over any distance using patented, … Continue reading Methods for migrating VMs to a new host without shared storage. Part 3: DoubleTake Move