Category Archives: vsphere
Sep 4 | Posted By Jason Nash
I’ve been with Varrow over 5 years now and it seems like just last week we were rolling out the initial run of EMC VNX arrays. We’ve had just outstanding success with them…everywhere. From small environments to large environments they’ve been solid, dependable, and fast while at the same time being much, much simpler and easier […]
Aug 26 | Posted By Jason Nash
A while back Frank Denneman asked if I’d like to contribute and help with a book that PernixData planned to print and give out at VMworld. Absolutely! Love to! And here we are…. This book contains many different design suggestions in “Tweet sized” chunks. The major contributors are: Frank Denneman Duncan Epping Cormac Hogan Me […]
Aug 17 | Posted By Bill Gurling
Hey all, as per my last post I tested altering the password in the SSO DB and it worked! Watch the below video for instructions on how to get it done: vCenter 5.1 SSO Password Reset from Bill Gurling on Vimeo. Always back up your database before modify...
Aug 15 | Posted By Bill Gurling
Here's the situation. A customer had some AD issues related to botched DCs that were incorrectly P2V'd for whatever reason. As a result the customer had to open a trouble ticket with Microsoft and forcibly remove the DCs from AD as DCPROMO was not work...
Aug 13 | Posted By Jason Nash
It looks like my session (VSVC4966) on Tuesday was getting close to full so they added a second session on Wednesday at 9:30. This session is a bit of a re-hash of last year’s highly rated session. Like last year it’ll have a good bit of live lab and I’m adding new content that you’ll […]
Aug 7 | Posted By Bill Gurling
Ran across an interesting issue this week and thought I would share the solution since I was not able to easily find anything via Google.Shout out to @thombrown for helping me figure this one out.Basically, what would happen was that on one specif...
Jul 28 | Posted By Bill Gurling
BackgroundFirst off, sorry for the delay folks. I have been getting a ton of positive feedback on part 1 and to be honest I just have not had time to blog like I used to. I am doing my best to make sure that I am more diligent about it from here on out...
Jun 24 | Posted By Jason Nash
The server-side flash cache space has really started to heat up. Once primarily the domain of Fusion I/O we’re now seeing other contenders…such as PernixData. At VMworld last year I had the pleasure to meet with Satyam Vaghani, CTO and Poojan Kumar, CEO. Back then they were still in stealth mode and weren’t even called PernixData. Since then […]
Apr 17 | Posted By Bill Gurling
IntroPart of my job as Lab Manager is something that Sysadmins across the world have to deal with - routine maintenance. It's been a while since we rolled out vSphere 5.1 in the lab and we just upgraded our hosts to Build 1021289 so I figured...
Dec 20 | Posted By Jeremy Waldrop
I was doing some testing of the new vSphere 5.1 features and came across something odd with the new Distributed Switch Health Check feature with Cisco UCS. In my lab I have 4 ESXi 5.1 hosts running on older B200 M1s with VIC M81KR adaptors. On my ESXi ...
Nov 29 | Posted By Phillip Jones
Many companies out in the wild deploy their Citrix environment on VMware vSphere, its a very common configuration as they are both best of breed at what they do. These products work well together. However many customers are now deploying vShield (whic...
Nov 26 | Posted By Phillip Jones
It has been a while since I have posted anything (expect more soon) but in the tradition of Cyber Monday where everyone is trying to sell things, I have decided to give something away for free. A copy of Brian Atkinson's VCP 5 Study Guide. This is a so...
Nov 12 | Posted By Jason Nash
Just a quick note that I’ll be speaking at the Charleston, SC VMUG this Wednesday the 14th on the USS Yorktown! I can’t wait to see the Yorktown again…great location. My presentation will be the same highly rated session that I did at VMworld 2012, which is a Deep Dive on the vSphere Distributed Switch. [...]
Oct 2 | Posted By Jason Nash
First, big thank you to Kendrick Coleman for his work on keeping everyone informed of the Synology problems with the new release of vSphere 5.1. Great work Kendrick…very much appreciated. But just a note since I have a lot of Synology users that read my blog. It looks like Synology is rolling out updated DSM [...]
Sep 30 | Posted By Phillip Jones
VMware has announced another fling which I always enjoy trying. This fling will allow users to make a customized vSphere Installation Bundle (VIB). Previously this was only available to VMware partners such as Cisco, Dell etc to make customized install...