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ISCSI target software for short term lab projects….

1:44 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler


Just did another implementation of a DELL Equallogic PS5000XV iscsi array which is very nice and powerfull equipment well suited for the virtualisation project I'm currently working on.
I just had a "few thingies" I wanted to try out offline so I booted up my virtual lab and started to search for iscsi target software.
I used openfiler before and as this is great software (and free) I was going to build me a openfiler VM again just when I happened to cross a blogpost about the MS ISCSI target software trial software used in their storage server suite.

So i didn't have to build another VM and i could just load the trial software on a VM . 2 mins later I had a working iscsi target server. Hooray for productivity !

Download the trial by clicking here.
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SCDPM2007 – enable and disable OptimizeTapeUsage

6:38 am in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

run the following command to enable colocation of data on tape on the DPM Powershell window

To disable tape colocation run the following command on DPM Powershell window

my 15 minutes of fame – SCVMM & SCDPM customercase

6:35 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Some time ago my customer and myself joined the IT-PRO MOMENTUM program in order to accelerate our roll-out of system center virtual machine manager and system center data protection manager.

And last week we made a small video about this project that will be appearing later on Technet Edge i believe. Looking forward for the results…
I'll be posting more stuff about this project later on…


Yours truly explaining why SCVMM and SCDPM are great (not much explaining needed)

image  A little powder to make the head less shiny :-)

//Bart Bultinck

SCDPM 2007 – DPM 2007 can’t connect to service control manager: ID 277

1:52 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

I was deploying DPM 2007 agents to servers and got this error : can't connect to service control manager: ID 277

After doing some troubleshooting i hunted this problem down to this cause: The servers I wanted to install these agents on didn't have A-records in the correct DNS zone. Adding these solved my problems and i could continue adding agents.

Hope this helps other people digging for a solution to this error