Wipe disk and create a new VMFS Datastore in VMware ESXi

Recently I installed VMware ESXi on a spare laptop, to expand my local infrastructure at home. During the installation of ESXi, I selected an option to wipe the main disk and install ESXi over top of it. However, I had a secondary SSD installed in the laptop as well, which wasn’t touched at all during … Read moreWipe disk and create a new VMFS Datastore in VMware ESXi

PowerShell: Retrieve Azure Storage Blob Containers Asynchronously

Background When you’re working with the Microsoft Azure platform, as a developer or an IT pro, you will almost certainly leverage the Microsoft Azure Storage service. The top-level object in the Azure Storage service is called a “Storage Account.” Each Storage Account can contain the following types of storage objects: Azure Files (SMB) shares (PaaS … Read morePowerShell: Retrieve Azure Storage Blob Containers Asynchronously

Windows Server 2008 “Ghost” iSCSI Targets

If you’ve used iSCSI with the Windows 2008 iSCSI initiator, you may have noticed that on occasion, iSCSI targets will get “stuck” in the iSCSI initiator software. It doesn’t really hurt anything, but if it bothers you, you can remove these iSCSI target definitions in the registry. Open regedit, and find the following location: HKLMSystemCurrentControlSetControlClass{4D36E97B-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002B310318}000PersistentTargets … Read moreWindows Server 2008 “Ghost” iSCSI Targets

Windows Server 2008 "Ghost" iSCSI Targets

If you’ve used iSCSI with the Windows 2008 iSCSI initiator, you may have noticed that on occasion, iSCSI targets will get “stuck” in the iSCSI initiator software. It doesn’t really hurt anything, but if it bothers you, you can remove these iSCSI target definitions in the registry. Open regedit, and find the following location: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E97B-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002B310318}000\PersistentTargets … Read moreWindows Server 2008 "Ghost" iSCSI Targets