vCenter PowerShell PowerCLI command to to change a VMDK disk from non-persistent to persistent without powering down the VM

While I am certain this already posted on the net in a few places, I wanted to capture it here, as it is a question I get asked often by customers. Especially seeing as the manual method requires shutting down a VM to make the change. Instructions Just replace the text <vcenter_dns_or_ipaddress> with the IP address or FQDN of the vCenter host. You will be prompted to login to vCenter, and will require enough privileges to modify the VM you need to edit. connect-viserver <vcenter_dns_or_ipaddress> Then replace the <vm_name> with the name of the virtual machine you wish to change one or many of its disks to Independent Persistent. It will provide multiple prompts based on how many disks the VM has, and ask you to confirm…

Actifio Windows Connector Silent Install Tips

When you want to deploy the connector initially, you may want to install the filter driver or not. Below are the values you can use to achieve this: /NORESTART – This will avoid a restart, which is normally the case when installing the agent above versions 6.0.3, but is normally a good idea just in case. /SILENT – to install without prompting /VERYSILENT – this will suppress any pop-ups, and for remote installs, or packaged installs this is likely the option you want. If a restart is necessary and the ‘/NORESTART’ command isn’t used (see below) and Setup is silent, it will display a Reboot now? message box. If it’s very silent it will reboot without asking. /TYPE=full or compact – for full install or compact to not install the filter driver – you can also elect to not enter a type, and you will get the installation without the…