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XenDesktop Catalog Creation Error

After setting up XenDesktop 5.6 with my vSphere 5.0 environment, I received the below error message when trying to create my first catalog.

Environment:

XenDesktop 5.6

ESXi 5.0, vSphere 5.0

Error:

The Catalog has the following errors:
Failed to create the virtual machine; DOMAIN\ComputerName$; Value cannot be null.
Parameter name: source

Solution:

Proper XenDesktop permissions where not applied at the DataCenter level in vCenter.

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Get Total Space Used by VMs

The other day I was in need of finding out how much space my VMs actually take up.  Below are the commands I used in the vSphere PowerCLI to get that information.

      
$TotalDisk = 0;
#Get Sum of all Disks in TBs
Get-VM | Get-HardDisk | %{$TotalDisk+=[int]$_.CapacityKB}
$TotalDisk = $TotalDisk/1024/1024/1024;
echo "$TotalDisk TBs"


VMWare Workstation 8 on OpenSuse 12.1 64bit

First Download VMware Workstation 8.0.1 from VMWware.

Once downloaded open a terminal and switch to root (be careful)
su –

Change directory to the directory containing the installer

Now change permissions on the installer file so that it is executable
chmod 755 VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.1-528992.x86_64.bundle

Now execute the installer
./VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.1-528992.x86_64.bundle

Once the installer finishes install gcc, make, and Kernel-Source
zypper install gcc
zypper install make
zypper install kernel-source

Now open VMWare Workstation 8.0.1
(reboot may be needed)


VMWare Workstation 8 on OpenSuse 11.4 64bit

First Download VMware Workstation 8 from VMWware.

Once downloaded open a terminal and switch to root (be careful)
su -

Change directory to the directory containing the installer

Now change permissions on the installer file so that it is executable
chmod 755 VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.0-471780.x86_64.bundle

Now execute the installer
./VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.0-471780.x86_64.bundle 

Once the installer finishes install gcc and Kernel-Desktop
zypper install gcc 
zypper install kernel-desktop 

Reboot your computer
Now open VMWare Workstation 8