Suggestions to avoid Blue Screen of Death while configuring Provisioning Services

Introduction: You might encounter BSOD while streaming PVS targets when using some combination of hardware and software under certain circumstances. This usually occurs when the BNIstack driver fails to work correctly with the Ethernet driver causing Windows kernel to crash resulting BSOD. The infrastructure used for this exercise: PVS version: Provisioning Services 6.1, Hypervisor: XenServer… Continue reading Suggestions to avoid Blue Screen of Death while configuring Provisioning Services

A technical post on LabManager

Re-posting this from my Citrix blog - http://blogs.citrix.com/2011/06/10/labmanager-3-9-troubleshooting-%E2%80%93-what-to-do-when-there-is-a-python-traceback/ Folks who have been using LabManager for a long time might have come across Python traceback on the LabManager Web UI which looks like this. Then you wonder what it is and what details to collect before contacting support. So here are the three things that you… Continue reading A technical post on LabManager

XenServer VM fails to start with the error – “This operation cannot be performed because the specified VDI could not be found on the storage substrate”

I powered On my XenServer VM and was shocked to find that the VMs couldn't be powered On. This was the error message that I received. This could be because of numerous reasons but in my case it was because an ISO file was attached to the VM. Removing it had my XenServer VM powered… Continue reading XenServer VM fails to start with the error – “This operation cannot be performed because the specified VDI could not be found on the storage substrate”

VMware Server on Linux – Console appears blank/black

Problem ------------ You have VMware Server intalled on Linux and you are not able to view console of the VM. You know that your VM is running as you can ping it, ssh it and you know that your resources are consumed. Sometimes, it could be that you can view the console with your account… Continue reading VMware Server on Linux – Console appears blank/black

VMware Server – Increasing speed of vmnets

Do you expereince slow data trasfers between your guest operating systems? Is data transfer between the host and guest also very slow? Are you getting megabyte trasefer rates even though your network adpaters are of gigabit speeds? Here is the solution. The slow trasfer rates between VMware guest operating systems could be due to VMware… Continue reading VMware Server – Increasing speed of vmnets