I found myself in the position recently whereby I had two hosts I bought off eBay (as one does for labs), they arrived, I had great plans… But no iDRAC Enterprise :( While the iDRAC Ent cards were on their way to me I couldn’t help but want to install ESXi on these things so […]
Just a quick share, I applied to the VMware vExpert program at the end of last year, almost completely forgot about it until this showed up in my Feedly today: http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2016/02/vexpert-2016-award-announcement.html?src=vmw_so_vex_mgray_1080 A quick Ctrl + F and there I am :) Should show up in the directory soon enough: https://communities.vmware.com/vexpert.jspa?src=vmw_so_vex_mgray_1080 This is more of just […]
I have been working with VSAN in the lab recently and had the need to get some deeper stats on the inner operations. I had upgraded the lab to ESXi 6.0 U1 and vCenter 6.0 U1 and for the life of me couldn’t get the RVC console in the VCSA to work per the VMware […]
I was recently approached to write a guest blog post for Ravello Systems on Novosco’s use of their AWS/GCE hosted ESXi labs for CI automation testing.
With VMWorld EMEA not far over the horizon, I’ve finally managed to get past the seemingly never ending blockade of the vmworld.com website and booked my sessions, Below you can see the sessions i’ve booked as well as my interests (in case my brain melts due to too much or a single subject matter). My […]
While doing some research for NSX setups I found the urge to delve deeper into the calculations of some of ESXi’s load-balancing and teaming types that are available, below I have outlined the scenarios, calculations (where appropriate) and recommendations when it comes to choosing a NIC load balancing and teaming type.
If you’ve been reading my other posts of late, you will have gathered I’ve been building a new lab. I say “new”, the last one was a single R710 with a ReadyNas Ultra 6 attached. So essentially, this is my first REAL lab. It’s mostly based on Dell hardware; it’s cheap on eBay, I like […]
I recently rebuilt my lab and added 2x new ESXi hosts, I re-used my old single host in the process which I upgraded from ESXi 5.5 to 6.0 and patched to the same level as the new hosts. Everything was working as expected until it came for the time to enable HA. My old host […]
If you’ve just spun up a new vCenter 6.0 appliance, have joined it to the domain and added a new identity source but have found that your integrated windows auth (the handy checkbox you use for SSO) isn’t working with this error: A General System error occurred: Cannot get user info Then it’s because the […]
Just a quick note today, more of a reference than anything else. I had the requirement recently to convert a load of VMs that had thin VMDKs to thick provisioned, however the client was not licensed for live Storage vMotion. In an effort to minimise downtime I decided the best thing to do was use […]