So, I normally need to build a Lab for my SolarWinds Orion. If I’m doing this on my own machine and don’t have the luxury of a Windows Deployment Server (WDS), and I’ve built a custom hard drive for my Windows Servers, then I use a PowerShell script to do this work for me. (Seeing a pattern here?)
This may not be the “official” way to create a template for Hyper-V according to Microsoft, but if you are running in an environment without SCCM or WDS (or on your personal machine), I’ve found that this process works very well.
This is fairly simple list of tasks, but it’s very long. Thankfully, you’ll only need to do this once and then you can re-use the image as many times as you like. I update mine once a quarter (to get the newest updates).
Tweak where it’s appropriate for your build.
Today, we laid to rest a great man; Sam Centineo.
I always move my IIS logs to a different drive, and I almost always include all fields. This is something that annoys me since I have to do it over and over again. Just like everything that I have to do over and over again, I wrote a script to do it for me. The … Read more
I built a script which facilitates changing the default logging location for most SolarWinds programs in a SolarWinds Orion installation. Not every log can be moved, but this script does change the majority of the log locations and also takes a backup of the original file beforehand. The important part is the RegEx that is used … Read more