The content ID of the parent virtual disk does not match the corresponding parent content ID in the child.

Recently I have worked again and again on the following issue: Cannot open the disk '/vmfs/volumes/4a496b4g-eceda1-19-542b-000cfc0097g5/virtualmachine/virtualmachine-000002.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on. Reason: The parent virtual disk has been modified since the child was created.   My customer was not able to power on a virtual machine. As mentioned in the following KB: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1007969 Content… Read More »

SRM replicated datastores with the snap prefix

I've done many SRM implementations since version 1.x and always there was the same "esthetic" problem: SRM renames replicated datastore with the snap prefix after recovery. Fortunately since SRM 5.x it is possible to change the behavior via GUI: The option is not checked by default so I recommend to check it. To access the advanced settings for… Read More »

How to reset password of domain administrator account?

Recently, I needed to use my lab and I forgot domain administrator password to Windows 2012 R2 Domain Controller. Fortunately I was able to recover it by doing following steps: Boot Windows 2012 R2 Domain Controller from Windows 2012 R2 ISO. Click Next. Click Repair your computer. Click Troubleshoot. Change directory to D:\Windows\system32 and run commands: copy Utilman.exe… Read More »