Quick Tip ! Remove Windows.old

October 3, 2013

Hello,

Okay, you knew it the moment you performed it : don’t upgrade your existing server install to server 2012. You knew it but you did it ! So now you’re stuck with approx 20 Gb windows.old

No worries just delete it …

But are you sure it can be removed ? 🙂

Let’s remove it using the cleanup wizard.

Unfortunately in server 2012 the cleanup wizard is no longer available in Server 2012. Not …

Just add the desktop experience feature using powershell :
Add-windowsfeature desktop-experience

And there’s the wizard


Now when running we see that some additional space can be recovered by selecting the previous windows installations feature.



Enjoy.


Upgrade Veeam nWorks to version 5.7

April 16, 2012

What do you need?

  • SCOM 2007 R2 or higher of course 🙂
  • The nworks 5.7 installer.
  • An already working nworks 5.6 environment.
  • Your SQL collation settings for SCOM should be SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS. If not, the reports won’t be pushed to the report server.
  • Also, SQL Reporting Server 2008 or higher is recommended.

How to install?

First, start the nworks EMS installer. As always, I am starting the installer from a command prompt with administrative privileges.



Setup is detecting that a previous version of nworks was installed. Click on yes:



Click on next:



Click on I accept and next:



Here you need to enter the path to the converted license file. Contact Veeam to convert your orginal license file to a license file for the new version. Click on next:



Enter the path where you want to install veeam:



Enter the TCP port that will be used to access the nWorks Enterprise Manager. The standard port is 8084:



Enter the credentials for the service account and click on next:



Click on Install:



Click on finish:



Click on logoff en logon again to upgrade the last components. This is needed to update group membership for the logged on user account:



Now start the nworks UI update, of course from a command prompt with administrative privileges:



Click on yes:



Click on next:



Click on I accept and on yes:



Click on next:



Enter the details of the enterprise manager we just installed and click on next:



Enter the tcp port for the WebUI, here left default, and click on next:



Click on Install:



Click on finish:



Now start the nworksVIC installer from a command prompt with administrative privileges:



Click on Yes:



Click on next:



Click on I accept and next:



Enter the path where you want to install the software and click on next:



Enter the details of the enterprise management server we installed earlier:


Enter the details of the service accounts:



Click on Install:



Click on finish:



Import the new management pack. Open the System Center Operations Manager 2007 console with OpsMgr administrator credentials. Navigate to administration => management packs:



Right-click management packs and select Import Management Packs…:



Click on add from disk:



You can select no because all dependencies should already be met:



Select the management pack:



Click on Install:



Now click on close:



To check that the installation went fine, op en the nwoks enterprise manager (on the server you just installed it on):



Log in with credentials with enough rights:



Ensure everything is ok:



Now return to the SCOM console and go to monitoring => nworks Vmware\_Enterprise Manager Dashboard
Select the collectors in the collector state view.



Click on the “Configure OpsMgr agent” task:



Click on run:



This should be it!