Sunday, February 24, 2013

Error installing IPAM

I have a DC that I wanted to configure the IPAM feature on.  The install of IPAM was successful, however when I tried to provision the IPAM server, the following error occurred:

IPAM provisioning failed
IPAM Deployment failed with the following error.
Register PS session failed.
Some or all identity references could not be translated.
You can restart this provisioning wizard from the IPAM overview page.

It turns out that you can’t install the IPAM feature on a DC.


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Running Hyper-V within a VMware guest

I was trying out Server 2012, and wanted to test a Hyper-V live migration, but didn’t have the resources to stand up 2 physical machines.

I had already installed VMware Workstation 9, configured 2 guest VMs with Server 2012, and wanted to Install Hyper-V within the guests.

When I tried to install the Hyper-V role, the following error occurred:

“Hyper-V cannot be installed: A hypervisor is already running.”

Shut the virtual machine down.  Backup the .vmx file, then open it with a text editor and add the following lines at the end:

hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = "FALSE"
mce.enable = "TRUE"

Save the .vmx file.

If you attempt install the Hyper-V role now, it will fail with the following error:

“Hyper-V cannot be installed: The processor does not have required virtualization capabilities."

Edit the settings of the VM in VMware and make the following change:

In Processors, tick the “Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI and click OK.

Start the VM and install the Hyper-V role