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Azure AAD Single-Sign Token Issues with VMware vCloud Director

By Antti Hurme 09/09/2019 No Comments 2 Min Read

If you’re using Azure AAD as your federation SSO identity source, you might end up with the following error in your vcloud-container-debug.log pointing to an old token; Caused by: org.springframework.security.authentication.CredentialsExpiredException: Authentication statement is too old to be used with value 2019-08-12T08:12:11.298Z and Authentication request failed: org.springframework.security.authentication.AuthenticationServiceException: Error validating SAML message By default, Azure tokens have a fairly long lifetime, and VMware vCloud Director only accepts tokens with a maximum age…

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Migrating Hyper-V Virtual machines between clusters and forests

By Antti Hurme 25/08/2019 No Comments 6 Min Read

Word of Warning: Hyper-V and it’s components suck, this guide is sketchy at best as i’m writing it out of memory, and there’s probably something form the hours of debugging. If the guide is missing something crucial, please leave a comment so I can correct it. Verify and validate everything before running it in your production environment. By jumping through all these hoops, I was able to live migrate VM’s…

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Powershell: Get all Hyper-V Checkpoints in a cluster (and remove them)

By Antti Hurme 09/11/2018 1 Comment 1 Min Read

Powershell is the way to go if you need to get all your checkpoints in a cluster. Get-VM -ComputerName (Get-ClusterNode -Cluster h-pool) | Get-VMSnapshot | Select VMName,Name,SnapshotType,CreationTime,ComputerName Get all VM’s that have a checkpoit You can filter the results by adding a where clause, for example to get all recovery snapshots left behind by Veeam or any other backup solution. Get-VM -ComputerName (Get-ClusterNode -Cluster h-pool) | Get-VMSnapshot | Where-Object {$_.SnapshotType…

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Ignoring Windows Services in Zabbix Windows Template Low-Level Service Discovery

By Antti Hurme 27/12/2017 2 Comments 0 Min Read

The new Zabbix Windows templates include a Low-Level Discovery for Windows Services. The service.discovery LLD creates items based on discovered Windows Services and accompanies triggers to services with Automatic startup. To ignore a set of services, from all Windows clients, you need to modify¬† the discovery regex. To modify the default regex, open Administration > General > Regular Expressions. Modify the Windows Service names for discovery reged that has a…

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