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v10 for Service Providers – vCloud Director 10.0 Support and Self Service Portal Enhancements

Veeam Backup & Replication v10 has been Generally Available since mid Feburary and last week I posted a What’s in it for Service Providers overview blog post. In that post I briefly outlined all the new features and enhancements in v10 as it related to our Veeam Cloud and Service Providers. As mentioned each new […] Read More

COVID-19 – Impact, Working from Home Tips and some Thoughts on the Mass Hysteria

The world has lost its proverbial you know what! We are living through a historic event, triggered by the fear of the unknown. That unknown is the COVID-19 coronavirus. It’s caused mass hysteria all around the world the likes of which recent generations haven’t really experienced. Societies general reaction to this has been concerning… and […] Read More

Quick Post: Visual Studio Code is now my Default SSH Client and Linux file Editor!

Visual Studio Code has become my default tool for almost everything I do these days when tinkering with automation and Infrastructure as Code. It’s also my default PowerShell editor and I have learnt to use the powerful plugins/modules that are made available through the Visual Studio Market Place Extension Library. It has come a long […] Read More

2020 – Flying Cars, Automation, Uranium and not Playing to Win!

  Hard to believe we are already almost half way through January and the year is 2020! I remember back to when I was a kid, or even a teenager and how long a year seems to take. Now that I am into my 41st year I realize that proportionality speaking, one year out of […] Read More

2019 Year of Travel – Past the Moon and Back!

This year was my third full year working for Veeam and my role being global, requires me to travel to locations and events where my team presents content and engages with technical and social communities. We also travel to various Veeam related training and enablement events throughout the year as well as customer and partner […] Read More

Important ESXi 6.0 and 6.7 Patch Release – CBT Fixes and More!

Over the last few years the amount of CBT related issues has decreased significantly from VMware. I remember back in my previous roles of having to deal with multiple issues and wrote some pretty heavy posts around the topic. While those posts where not popular in some circles at the time, they certainly highlighted the […] Read More

#Kubcon – 12,000 People Can’t Be Wrong… Right?

This week, KubeCon and Cloud Native Con is happening in San Diego. In the lead up to the event, there was talk about 12,000 registrations which puts it up there with one of the fastest growing industry events by numbers and apparently the biggest independent, non vendor specific event ever in our industry. When you […] Read More

Heading to Tech Field Day 20 #TFD20

I’m currently sitting in my hotel room in sunny sunny San Jose. Today and tomorrow will be spent finishing off preparations for Tech Field Day 20. This will be my second Tech Field Day event following up from Cloud Field Day 5 in April. #TFD20 is the 10th year anniversary of Tech Field day and […] Read More

Quick Fix: Deploying Multiple Ubuntu 18.04 VMs From Template with DHCP Results Same in IP Allocation

In the continuing work I’ve been doing with Terraform, i’ve come across a number of gotchyas when working with VM Templates and deploying them on mass. The nature of the work is that i’m creating and destroying VMs often. Generally speaking I like using Static IP addresses but for the project i’m working on I […] Read More

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