Windows error 2 occured while loading the Java VM

Citrix Command Center Installation

I got the below error while installing Citrix Command Center 5.2. A quick search of the error, “Windows error 2 occured while loading the Java VM”, showed a few solutions, like Java was not in the PATH Environmental variable and other various fixes. However, all of them were Java configuration or Java corruption issues.

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Setting up Internal vSwitch NATing in Hyper-V

Powershell FTW

Being used to VMware Workstation, where NATing is a few GUI clicks away, I couldn’t find a GUI way of configuring it in Hyper-V.

inside local outside hokey pokey; Turn yourself around

I don’t mind the command line and actually prefer it sometimes. The PowerShell equivent didn’t end up being too bad. Not like the first time doing Cisco NAT from the CLI 🙂 Continue reading “Setting up Internal vSwitch NATing in Hyper-V”

Pre RSA Conference Training and my reading list for CCSP


I posted about the RSA Conference early bird special pricing in late October and signed up for the conference at that time, but later I got approval and signed up for the ISC2 CCSP training the two days prior.

I had been looking at the CCSP, as it looks interesting from a cloud service provider neutral point of view.


The CCSP – Certified Cloud Security Professional is “Backed by…the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and (ISC)², the CCSP credential denotes professionals with deep-seated knowledge and competency derived from hands-on experience with cyber, information, software and cloud computing infrastructure security. CCSPs help you achieve the highest standard for cloud security expertise and enable your organization to benefit from the power of cloud computing while keeping sensitive data secure.”1. Continue reading “Pre RSA Conference Training and my reading list for CCSP”

VMware VMDK to Hyper-V VHDX from OVA/OVF

Why Scott? Why?

Why not just use VMware Workstation or ESXi? In this use case it was 50% laziness,  as I had just reinstalled the laptop and would need to install VMware Workstation and 50% just to play with Hyper-V. This wasn’t something production. I just wanted a quick WordPress lab environment that I could wipe out when I was done. I didn’t want to install VMware Workstation, spin up a VM, and install & configure WordPress. Enter the laziness part. Enter Bitnami. Continue reading “VMware VMDK to Hyper-V VHDX from OVA/OVF”