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Lync Client 2013 VDI Plugin lowers volume of VDI Session


Hi Guys,

I know its annoying when the Lync Client lowers the volume of the Receiver when a call comes in, in fact it lowers it all the way to zero. This of course means no sound in the VDI session which also means no sound for the Lync Client.

“When a Lync call starts, Receiver reduces the volume on the device. Use the device audio controls to increase the volume.” This like a silly solution and doesn’t work in an enterprise.

The workaround for this is to delete your Tracing Files from both your VDI Connector “Wyes Terminal” / Windows Terminal with Lync Plugin;

C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Lync\Tracing

Inside your VDI VM, you also have the same files, please delete them as well.

C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Lync\Tracing

1. Signout from Lync Client

2. Delete your sign in info.

3. Kill the Lync.exe process

4. Delete the files and folders within the Tracing Folder. Please don’t delete the entire Tracing Directory.

5. The registry got mixed up with lots of Audio Devices and some Reg Keys available here related to Audio was set to 0 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\UCCPlatform\

Deleting the UCCPPlatform Key, reboot fixed the issue

 

Hope this will help you to rectify your problem.

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VMWare/ESX/vSphere 6.5 – Network Disconnect with DELL R730 Servers Having vLAN Tagging…!!!


In environment I have 13 hosts Dell R730 and R630 Dell Blade Servers. I recently upgraded Dell R730 servers with the Dell customized ESXi ISO “VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0.update01-7388607.x86_64-DellEMC_Customized-A07.iso” When the hosts finish upgrading, and exist the maintenance mode, Alert start appearing on the host related to network disconnection issues..When I started looking and the errors, and match it with the Physical Network Adapters; few googles and I came across VMWare KB about this issue and its related to the vLAN Tagging. I made a test by removing one VMNIC and created another temp vSwitch and VM Network PortGroup without vLAN Tagging and it stays UP at all the time.

The case of the group which causing both pNICs goes up and down is the Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57810 10G

vmnic4 0000:006:00.0 bnx2x Up 10000 Full 00:0e:1e:79:a2:b0 1500 Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet
vmnic5 0000:006:00.1 bnx2x Up 10000 Full 00:0e:1e:79:a2:b2 1500 Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Resolution;

By removing the network driver bnx2x from the ESXi host and reboot the host, the network becomes stable;

~ # esxcli network nic list
Name PCI Device Driver Link Speed Duplex MAC Address MTU Description
—— ————- —— —- —– —— —————– —- ————————————————————–
vmnic0 0000:001:00.0 tg3 Up 1000 Full b0:83:fe:d4:de:7c 1500 Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet
vmnic1 0000:001:00.1 tg3 Up 1000 Full b0:83:fe:d4:de:7d 1500 Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet
vmnic2 0000:002:00.0 tg3 Up 1000 Full b0:83:fe:d4:de:7e 1500 Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet
vmnic3 0000:002:00.1 tg3 Up 1000 Full b0:83:fe:d4:de:7f 1500 Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet
vmnic4 0000:006:00.0 bnx2x Up 10000 Full 00:0e:1e:79:a2:b0 1500 Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet
vmnic5 0000:006:00.1 bnx2x Up 10000 Full 00:0e:1e:79:a2:b2 1500 Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet
vmnic6 0000:005:00.0 bnx2 Up 1000 Full 00:10:18:64:d1:2c 1500 Broadcom Corporation Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T
vmnic7 0000:005:00.1 bnx2 Up 1000 Full 00:10:18:64:d1:2e 1500 Broadcom Corporation Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T

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vmnic0 0000:01:00.0 ntg3 Up Up 1000 Full b0:83:fe:d4:de:7c 1500 Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet
vmnic1 0000:01:00.1 ntg3 Up Up 1000 Full b0:83:fe:d4:de:7d 1500 Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet
vmnic2 0000:02:00.0 ntg3 Up Up 1000 Full b0:83:fe:d4:de:7e 1500 Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet
vmnic3 0000:02:00.1 ntg3 Up Up 1000 Full b0:83:fe:d4:de:7f 1500 Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet
vmnic4 0000:06:00.0 bnx2x Up Down 0 Half 00:0e:1e:79:a2:b0 1500 Broadcom Corporation QLogic 57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
vmnic5 0000:06:00.1 bnx2x Up Down 0 Half 00:0e:1e:79:a2:b2 1500 Broadcom Corporation QLogic 57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
vmnic6 0000:05:00.0 bnx2 Up Up 1000 Full 00:10:18:64:d1:2c 1500 Broadcom Corporation Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T
vmnic7 0000:05:00.1 bnx2 Up Up 1000 Full 00:10:18:64:d1:2e 1500 Broadcom Corporation Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T

Remove the driver which is causing this issue;

~ # esxcli software vib remove -n net-bnx2x
Removal Result
Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
Reboot Required: true
VIBs Installed:
VIBs Removed: Broadcom_bootbank_net-bnx2x_2.710.39.v55.2-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820
VIBs Skipped:

Reboot your host, and the updated and support driver will automatically be installed;

[root@esx03:~] esxcli network nic list
Name PCI Device Driver Admin Status Link Status Speed Duplex MAC Address MTU Description
—— ———— —— ———— ———– —– —— —————– —- ————————————————————-
vmnic0 0000:01:00.0 ntg3 Up Up 1000 Full b0:83:fe:d1:72:de 1500 Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet
vmnic1 0000:01:00.1 ntg3 Up Up 1000 Full b0:83:fe:d1:72:df 1500 Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet
vmnic2 0000:02:00.0 ntg3 Up Up 1000 Full b0:83:fe:d1:72:e0 1500 Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet
vmnic3 0000:02:00.1 ntg3 Up Up 1000 Full b0:83:fe:d1:72:e1 1500 Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet
vmnic4 0000:06:00.0 qfle3 Up Up 10000 Full 00:0e:1e:79:c9:20 1500 QLogic Inc. QLogic 57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
vmnic5 0000:06:00.1 qfle3 Up Up 10000 Full 00:0e:1e:79:c9:22 1500 QLogic Inc. QLogic 57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
vmnic6 0000:05:00.0 bnx2 Up Up 1000 Full 00:10:18:64:d1:68 1500 Broadcom Corporation Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T
vmnic7 0000:05:00.1 bnx2 Up Up 1000 Full 00:10:18:64:d1:6a 1500 Broadcom Corporation Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T

#HappyVirtualization

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VM [VM Name] has either VMware vSphere Update Manager or VMware vCenter Server installed. This VM will be ignored for scan and remediation


You are getting the below error when you are trying to upgrade the vCenter Hardware version 13… This is an expected error, because the vCenter cannot update itself outside the box of vSphere infrastructure.

VM [VM Name] has either VMware vSphere Update Manager or VMware vCenter Server installed.  This VM will be ignored for scan and remediation

Resolution:

Shutdown the vCenter, log into the ESX host where the vCenter is hosted and initiate the Hardware Upgrade.

 

 

 

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VCSA – vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 – backup – troubleshooting


http://vpxd.dc5.cz/

Troubleshooting part

you may experience an error if any of vCenter service is not running as you can see below.

VMware vSphere vCenter server appliance VCSA 6.5 backup

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The operation is not supported on the selected inventory Objects. Check the events for the objects selected


If you get the error “The operation is not supported on the selected inventory objects. Check the events for the objects selected for the operation” when you try to remediate a host you will also find the following entry in the eventlogs:

Cause:

  • The host is part of VMWare HA.
  • The host is part of DRS Cluster
  • The host is enabled with Admission Control.

Resolution:

  • Disable all of the above services
  • Scan the host for Updates.
  • Remediate the host again and the Remediate entity should do its job.

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Software or system configuration of host hostname is incompatible. ESX5.5 to ESX6.5.


When using vSphere Update Manager to upgrade an ESXi 5.x host, the remediation fails with the error:

Software or system configuration of host hostname is incompatible. Check scan results for details.

Cause:

If you look at the Update Manager, Status Details, you might find a conflicting VIBs;

The upgrade contains the following set of conflicting VIBs:
HUAWEI_bootbank_hio_2.0.0.42-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820
HUAWEI_bootbank_hio_2.0.0.42-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

Remove the conflicting VIBs or use Image Builder to create a custom upgrade ISO image that contains the newer versions of the conflicting VIBs, and try to upgrade again.

Resolution:

Remove the conflicting VIBs, and reboot your host. Scan again for Updates and the Compliance Status should changed from Incompatible to Non-Compliance.

~ # esxcli software vib list | grep HUA
hio                            2.0.0.42-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820          HUAWEI               VMwareCertified   2015-09-19

~ # esxcli software vib remove -n hio
Removal Result
Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
Reboot Required: true
VIBs Installed:
VIBs Removed: HUAWEI_bootbank_hio_2.0.0.42-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820
VIBs Skipped:
~ # reboot

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Dell vWorkspace 8.5 review


Marius Sandbu - IT blog

A cool year so far to be working in IT! alot of new tech been released and I have a lot of catching up to do. One of this is vWorkspace 8.5 which was released a couple of weeks ago.

For those that aren’t aware of what it is, can read some of my previous posts regarding vWorkspace or see a bit from this Dell FAQ: http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/virtualization/vworkspace/b/vworkspace-blog/archive/2014/12/09/latest-release-of-vworkspace-8-5-faq-39-s

http://msandbu.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/introduction-to-dell-vworkspace/

Now vWorkspace has been an underdog to the other competition like Vmware View and Citrix XenDesktop, but with this release they have removed some of the gap that the competition might have.

So what’s included and what’s new in this release?

* Foglight for virtualization
Foglight is a monitoring tool which allows us to monitor our entire virtual infrastructure even if it us running on Vmware or Hyper-V

Permalink til innebygd bilde it also has a good integration directly to vWorkspace which allows us to drill…

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