Wednesday, January 19, 2011

How to find MAC address remotely

On remote system which is non-windows and where we cannot use getmac command there is another way how to find MAC address remotely.

In Command Prompt use a command: nbtstat -a machinename

MAC address is at the bottom.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

DPM 2010 and Hyper-V VMs restoring and merging snapshots

When we restore VMs using DPM  2010 in the Network folder except VHD file we have snapshots AVHD files.

But, the issue here us that we cannot import all these VHD and AVHD files into the Hyper-V Windows Server 2008 R2 Server because configuration XML files are missing.

Only way to import restored VM machine is to do MERGE of all snapshots with its previous Parent snapshot and to the end with the Original Parent VHD file.

This merging can be done using Edit Disk in Hyper-V Manager.

Here is the explanation for Disk merging:

Monday, January 10, 2011

SCOM 2007 R2: Enable the Heartbeat Failure monitor for clients computers

By default Heartbeat Failure monitor for clients computers is not enabled on SCOM 2007 R2.

To enable it you should override the Health Service Heartbeat Failure monitor from Health Service Watcher (Agent) Monitor and set the Generates Alert parameter to True.

You can do that if you open SCCM 2007 R2 console, go to Authoring, choose Health Service Watcher (Agent) on right pane, right click on Health Service HeartBeat Failure and choose Overrides Summary.

Select the line and click Edit:

Change the Generates Alert parameter to True and click ok.
Close the application.

This modification will allow, except from Servers, to receive Heartbeat Failure alerts from Clients computers.