Hyper-V: Paused-Critical Virtual Machine State

I was facing an issue where vm guest are paused with the following “Paused-Critical Virtual Machine State” message. Each attempt to resume the guest, end in them being  pause once again. This happens when the host volume is running low on available disk space.   Here are some actions you can take to help with this: Expand […]

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HowTo Upgrade OpenMediaVault

Here are some quick and simple steps to upgrade your OpenMediaVault (OMV) to the latest version; OMV 1.0  (Kralizec). SSH into your OpenMediaVault server; in my case I am running OMV 0.5 and run the following command: apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade && omv-update Then type the following command: omv-release-upgrade Once completed you can either […]

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Quick ESXi iSCSI configuration

Here is a quick walkthrough on connecting your ESXi host to an iSCSI target. [Start Now] Connecting to our ESXi server with the vSphere client is go into the configuration tab then storage adapters. Now we need to enable the iSCSI software adapter and click configure. After enabling the software adapter we need to point […]

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Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3

The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 provides storage (disks) over a TCP/IP network. It turns a computer running Windows Server into a storage device which provides shared block storage. You can use Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 to perform a variety of storage-related tasks, including the following: Provide shared storage for Hyper-V to enable high […]

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Ubuntu Saves the Day via iSCSI

There is a time when many of us will need to know how to do this. Today was I and my co/workers day… When Microsoft’s NTFS goes bad and doesn’t permit you to delete files located on iSCSI storage, we say “OH YEAH!!! Let’s see what *Linux has to say about that.” I’ll do my […]