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vSphere 7 Update 2 – Tanzu and vSAN Enhancements

I haven’t done one of these VMware Update release posts in a while… Having attended the #vExpert pre-brief a couple weeks back I thought there was enough relevant goodness to share. It’s been such an interesting time in our industry over the past 12-18 months and this vSphere 7 and vSAN 7 Update 2 release […] Read More

Still Time! – vExpert and Vanguard 2021

A Challenging Year for Community For a lot of us in the IT Industry, 2020 made it difficult to advocate technology like we had done in previous years. No doubting that the impossibility of in person events and distractions of the last twelve months have taken away the focus on extra activities in and around […] Read More

Quick Fix – Issues Upgrading VCSA due to Password Expiration

2020 Update: It seems as though this issue also pops up if doing a major version upgrade of the VCSA through the migration option. I was getting this error upon source appliance validation. A problem occurred while getting data from the source  vCenter Server This Installer Log was showing these entries in relation to the […] Read More

Quick Fix: VCSA 503 Service Unavailable Error

2020 Edit: Seems like this error has been updated in vSphere 7.x to be a little more friendly and less terminal. The old error I referenced below was something specific to an unclean shutdown/startup of the appliance… with it being a lot more resilient these days, the 503 error came about just during initial startup […] Read More

Quick Fix: vSphere with Tanzu – virtualmachineimages No resources found in namespace

Over the past week I’ve posted a couple of articles that should help people new to vSphere with Tanzu. There are some common hurdles that can pop up. I’ve now deployed it in a couple of environments and each one has raised new quirks. There also isn’t a lot of straight forward content out there […] Read More

Quick Fix: vSphere with Tanzu – no persistent volumes available for this claim and no storage class

I’ve been grappling with vSphere with Tanzu for the past week or so and while I haven’t completely nailed how things operate end to end in this new world, i’ve been able to get to a point beyond the common “kubectl get nodes” which is where plenty of people kicking the tyres get to… and […] Read More

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