Unconditional Love

All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,

“You owe me.”

What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.”

– Hafez (Khwāja Šams ud-Dīn Muhammad Hāfez-e Šīrāzī)

Proxmox – Unable to delete KVM Virtual Machine

First time administrating a proxmox system (no RTFM for me) when I ran into an issue of being unable to delete a virtual machine.  The issue itself may have been caused by me removing the storage before deleting the virtual machine.

The error message:

TASK ERROR: storage ‘proxmoxHDD’ does not exists

I attempted using the qm destroy <vmid> command and got the following error:

storage ‘<name of storage>’ does not exists

I was able to locate the configuration file under /etc/pve/qemu-server

Ran the following to delete the config

Moments later the web ui refreshed and the orphaned vm was gone



Power Off & On VMware Guest with a Scheduled Task

Using Windows task scheduler you can schedule power off and on events for guest systems running in VMware vCenter or a standalone ESXi host.

My steps:

  1. Create a basic task – give it a name and description (optional)
  2. Choose when you want this task to stat
  3. Select the start date and time
  4. Choose “Start a program”
  5. Choose the program you would like to run.  In this setup we will be running the following:
  6. C:\WINDOWS\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -NoLogo -NonInteractive -File “C:\work\task\jermsmit.ps1″

  7. Click Next, Select Yes when Task Scheduler prompts you
  8. On the Finish screen, click Finish  – You can open properties to set this to run unattended


The script I am now using does the following:

  1. Loads the VMware PowerCli modules to powershell
  2. Connects to Specified ESXi or vCenter Server
  3. Issues a stop to specific VM Guests
  4. Issues a start to the VM Guest

Script Example:


Use cases:

  1. Powering systems down to conserve energy (earth day initiative)
  2. Allow for systems with large workloads to have full system resources without contention during scheduled down periods of the systems that are offline.
  3. Quick restore of nonpersistant environments



QOTD: Working – Steve Jobs

“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you. ” – Steve Jobs – Co Founder Apple Inc.

5yr old, drum covers my favorite S.O.A.D song: Toxicity

In a excellent display of talent and discipline; then 5 yr old  Jonah puts on a drum cover that is impressive. Now 10 yrs of age I am sure he’s doing much more.  I am now following him via YouTube, and Facebook.

So if you love rock as much as many of us do, I am sure you will enjoy this video and the others he has.

Rock on kid, rock on.

More video at the Official Jonah Rocks YouTube Channel

And don’t forget to visit his official website:

Want to Work for Infragistics?

As a worldwide leader in user experience, Infragistics helps developers build amazing applications. The company also provides design tools for rapid, interactive prototyping.

As an employee and internal part of the Infragistics team, I can say this much: Wonderful company to work for, an experience that will last you a lifetime.

Learn more about Infragistics and for Career Opportunities, visit /about-us/…  page.


Looking for new ways to make my healthy prepared meals interesting and Pinterest worthy I decided to prep my salads in a mason jar. Not only does it keep my salad creations fresh, it looks awesome.

This Salad-In-A-Jar consists of: Edamame, Chickpeas, Carrots, Broccoli, Kale, Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion and Bell Pepper – Largest portion of the salad consisting of the kale and spinach mix.  All others ingredients are measured in 1/3 cup parts.

At the top of each mason jar is a paper towel to absorb any moisture keep all ingredients crisp for eating threw-out the week.

I hope you have fun with making this and enjoy





For “Oreo Bot” – The spine song will forever be sung. Remember the spine song.


Office 365: Cutover Migration | Lost Delegation on Mailboxes

I am posting this to help any of you who are looking to be proactive in your approach to migrate into Office 365 / Exchange Online Services.

After migrating mailboxes info Office 365, you will noticed that under your recipient’s mailbox delegation all previous access levels have been removed. In fact they never came over with the migration in the first place.

But Why?

Because during the copy of the user account and mailbox data this info is not recorded as the migration tools are not designed to copy such info (at this time) “quoting Microsoft support on this one”

Right now I am in search of a method to script out my users and then import that via power-shell. I will post / share this as soon as I have a working solution.

This post is just to inform any of you searching this out that you may also face this same issue.



In my humble opinion as a professional who has been working in Office 365 / Exchange Online – You are better off configuring a Hybrid migration path over the all in one cut-over-method. While the Hybrid may take some extra learning and understanding; its the path that will ensure your data is migrated with all attributes.

Another example of things not working properly in a cut-over migration: Office 365: Convert Mailbox to Shared Mailbox after Cutover Migration


Again note: that not all permissions are preserved when mailboxes are moved to Office 365 using a cutover migration. For example Send As permissions on mailboxes will be lost and administrators will need to reconfigure this once users are moved across into the cloud.

SOTD: JP Morgan Access Secure Message

This one comes in via email with the attachment: JP Morgan Access –

SHA256: 45dd07fc7308fc60110b3bad211c0e4c2b7e9797f1a3a857aef357277f487777

Flagged by the following:


Email Body:

Please check attached file(s) for your latest account documents regarding your online account.

Leon Hartman
Level III Account Management Officer
817-666-9746 office
817-802-6412 cell

Investments in securities and insurance products are:

2015 JPMorgan Chase & Co.

CONFIDENTIAL NOTICE: The contents of this message, including any attachments, are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the person or entity to whom the message was addressed. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please be advised that any dissemination, distribution, or use of the contents of this message is strictly prohibited. If you received this message in error, please notify the sender. Please also permanently delete all copies of the original message and any attached documentation. Thank you.