Connecting to DELL PowerEdge iDRAC 6 Virtual Console from Windows 11 in 2023
DELL iDRAC 6 virtual console runs on Java and has always been a major pain in the backside. Almost every Java update breaks something, and who wants to install Java these days anyway...
I recently had to revisit this topic. In order to avoid a long drive I needed to access a remote DELL PowerEdge server via iDRAC 6. First, without expecting much, I tried this on a Windows 11 PC with the latest version of Java 8.
Shadow copy errors on Exchange 2010 server (ESE - 2007 and VSS - 9702)
Every night, at the same time Exchange 2010 server records following two errors in Application Logs:
Event ID: 9702
Task Category: Exchange VSS Writer
Description: Exchange VSS Writer (instance c939cecf-f703-4a02-b5ec-3a08606eeefb:67) failed with error code 1295 when processing the post-snapshot event.
The kernel power manager has initiated a shutdown transition - Shutdown Reason: Battery
Windows Server 2016 (Hyper-V Host) shut down unexpectedly without any obvious external reason. The shutdown was graceful, not a crash or power cut.
Windows Event System Logs contain the following related entries:
Event ID: 109
The kernel power manager has initiated a shutdown transition.
Shutdown Reason: Battery
Can't launch DELL iDRAC virtual console via viewer.jnlp
viewer.jnlp downloaded from DELL iDRAC 8 admin console does not launch iDRAC Java virtual console application. The PC has 64bit Java SE Development Kit v17.0.1 installed.
When the file is opened with C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-17.0.1\bin\java.exe, the command prompt opens and then immediately closes. The actual error is:
Error: Could not find or load main class
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException
When the file is opened with C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-17.0.1\bin\javaw.exe, nothing at all happens.