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Installing PowerCLI 6.5.x on Windows Server 2012 R2 after Find-Module Error

Now that PowerCLI is part of the PowerShell Gallery, you can install it using the native module installer…but there’s a catch. Windows Server 2012 R2 requires a couple of minor updates to get this process underway. You’ll know really quickly if you open up your PowerShell terminal or PowerShell ISE (as Administrator) and try the following command: Find-Module -name VMware.PowerCLI …

Unable to Delete Empty Elastic Beanstalk S3 Bucket

For those who are doing AWS work among the different projects, you will most likely do some storage on S3 (Simple Storage Service) for templates and logs. ¬†Each AWS service has the ability to write its configuration and logs to S3 and is usually a part of the setup wizard. Sometimes the permissions set by the AWS wizard may leave …

VMware tip – Protocol error from VMX

Small tip, big victory. I have weekly snapshots and clones that are scheduled through vCenter. Suddenly one of the clone tasks stopped working and threw this error: A General System error occurred: Protocol error from VMX. Hmmm…that’s odd. It’s run fine up to now right? Luckily the fix couldn’t be too much simpler than this. SOLUTION: Restart the VMware Tools …