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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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Zabbix Windows Security event id 5156

By Antti Hurme 31/10/2016 No Comments 0 Min Read

Noticed in one case the Zabbix agent was spamming the Windows Security eventlog with events “filtering platform connection” of status success and event id 5156. This was especially true when disk space was low and the agent seemed to query the disk space a lot more frequently. This caused the log file to fill up even faster which helped the disk space to fill up. To get around this, I…

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Preparing to configure Windows. Do not turn off your computer…. Time to kill a remote process!

Now and then, when installing Windows Updates, the server hangs and just refuses to shut down. You will see a message on the screen as following “Preparing to configure Windows. Do not turn off your computer…”, and it won’t shutdown. Prashant Deshpande wrote an excellent guide back in 2011 which is still valid here, but it relies on a software called Remote Process Explorer, which does have a free 30…

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Zabbix: Monitoring Windows Services

By Antti Hurme 09/03/2015 2 Comments 4 Min Read

This time we’re going to look at how to monitor any Windows Service with the Zabbix agent. Zabbix website guide is quite clear, but none the less here’s a short step-by-step guide on how to do it. 1. The Template When you work with Zabbix, it’s always a good idea to start with a fresh new template, unless the changes you are making will effect ALL the hosts which the…

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