Cannot Reattach XenServer Storage Repository

I’ve recently encountered a situation when reattaching a forgotten (or otherwise unknown) LVMoHBA or LVMoISCSI SR where you are presented with a dialog which tells you that a previous SR has been found and that you need to select either to “Reattach” or to “Format” the device in order to proceed.

Here’s the rub (and the problem) – the buttons you need to press aren’t present.

This has occurred to me using XenCenter 5.5.2, on Windows 7. I expect it could also occur on Windows 2008, particularly on the R2 version. It might occur with other revs of XenCenter.

Here’s the work around – Run XenCenter 5.5.2 (or whatever is right for your environment) on Windows XP or Server 2003. The dialog will display properly and you will be able to complete the reattach process.

Release: VMware vCenter Update Manager 4.0 Update 1 Patch 1

VMware has announced the availability of Patch 1 for VMware vCenter Update Manager 4.0 Update 1 as of February 25, 2010.

This patch resolves the following issues

  • After upgrading Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM to the latest version, you might not be able to patch the kernel of ESX hosts attached to the vDS (KB 1015717)Upgrading Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM to the latest version upgrades the Cisco Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) on ESX hosts attached to the vDS. Subsequently, from the same vSphere Client instance, you might not be able to use a host patch baseline to apply patches to the ESX vmkernel64 or ESXi firmware of hosts attached to the vDS. Applying patches to ESX vmkernel64 or ESXi firmware requires that you include the compatible Cisco Nexus 1000V VEM patch in the baseline. However, this patch might not be available for selection in the Update Manager New Baseline wizard or in the Update Manager patch repository.
  • Upgrade of Cisco Nexus 1000V version 4.0(4)SV1(1) to version 4.0(4)SV1(2) with Update Manager might fail for hosts with certain patch levels (KB 1017069)If you are using Cisco Nexus 1000V version 4.0(4)SV1(1), and the ESX patch bulletins ESX400-200912401-BG or ESXi400-200912401-BG are installed on the host, you might not be able to upgrade to Cisco Nexus 1000V version 4.0(4)SV1(2).
  • Scanning of hosts in a cluster and staging of patches to hosts in a cluster might take a long time to finishThe scanning and staging operations of hosts in a cluster run sequentially. If a cluster contains a lot of hosts, scanning and staging patches might take a long time to be completed. Scanning and staging of hosts in a cluster run concurrently on all of the selected hosts in the cluster.

For details regarding these new fixes, please refer to the release notes.

VMware vCenter Update Manager 4.0 Update 1 Patch 1 is available for download.

VMware vCenter Update Manager 4.0 Update 1 is required for installation of this patch.

Citrix Receiver and Merchandising Server 1.2 releasing SOON!

Below are just a few of the new enhancements for the 1.2 release:

Receiver for Windows 1.2:
  • Includes new language support – Nine languages: English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Korean, Russian, traditional and simplified Chinese
  • Full support for Dazzle , the new "iTunes-like" application store
Receiver for MAC 1.2:
  • Automatically configure and update the new Citrix online plug-in
  • Full support for Dazzle, the new "iTunes-like" application store
Merchandising Server 1.2:
  • Expanded Administrator Console browser support: Internet Explorer 8 in native mode, Firefox, and Safari
  • One-step download of new plug-ins. (Note: only plug-ins compatible with your version of Merchandising Server are downloaded)
  • Ability to configure a back-up Active Directory server in case your primary server is down

http://community.citrix.com/display/ocb/2010/02/22/Receiver+now+simplifies+desktop+and+self+service+apps+for+Windows+AND+Macs%21

Powershell module for Terminal Services

The more Powershell modules that are created the more powerful Powershell becomes…I love Powershell.  Add these cmdlets to your arsenal.

http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/scriptfanatic/archive/2010/02/22/psterminalservices-powershell-module-for-terminal-services.aspx?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ShayLevy+%28Shay+Levy++-+%24cript+Fanatic%29