VMWare OVFTool Domain User Note

So I am in the process of migrating my TFS boxes from their consumer grade hardware to an actual datacenter. The datacenter is setup for Active Directory on our corporate domain. I didn’t want to have a server administrator account created just for these moves and I knew our team wasn’t going to let me have that amount of access. I wanted to use the technique I described here. Anyhow, I found this today. Basically you need to URL encode anything in the “vi” URI.  vi://WINDOMAIN%5cAdministrator:password@host/ The bolded part would be the “\” in your domain. I hope this helps someone!

ESXi Copying a VM Between Two Hosts

UPDATE: If you’re using the odftool.exe and need to use domain accounts read my update here. I manage a bunch of TFS servers that live on consumer grade hardware. This means that I have to be very good on backups and I also need to be on the lookout for better hardware. I recently purchased some more RAM for a machine that I have sitting around. It was hosting some development VMs; nothing that required a large amount of RAM. I did have a TFS build server that ended up having a bunch of CI builds pointed to it. I decided … Continue reading