First Look: Apache DeltaCloud

As I was browsing my Twitter feed last night I can across a tweet that talked about the 1.0 Release of Apache DeltaCloud. As described on the website: Deltacloud provides the API server and drivers necessary for connecting to cloud providers. Deltacloud maintains long-term stability for scripts, tools and applications and backward compatibility across different […] Read More

Load Balancer Internal IP’s Appearing in IIS/Apache Logs: Quick Fix

If you are NAT’ing public to private addresses with a load balancer in between your web server and your Gateway/FireWall device you might come across the situation where the IIS/Apache logs report the IP of the Load Balancer, when what you really want, is the client IP.

It’s obvious that the biggest issue with […] Read More

The Backup Delusion – Part 2

It’s been a while since my first post on this topic, but there has certainly been a lot of thought and effort put into this subject since then. At first I envisaged this to be a two part post, but I think I’m going to break this up over a couple more posts, that focus on a […] Read More

Quick Thought: VMware’s first “Microsoft” move with SocialCast

VMware announced overnight that their aquired Private Social Media Platform SocialCast is to have full features enabled for 50 users. http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-socialcast-free-06-06-12.html I have been using SocialCast for about 6 months privately and I’ve been involved in a couple VMware run Private Beta programs using SocialCast as the social platform…it’s excellent, intuitive and easy to use. I have seen the potential in the product […] Read More

vCloud Director and Citrix NetScaler How-To

Ive come across a couple of how-to’s on configuring vCloud Cells in a highly available Load Balanced environment. There is a good overview here by @hany_michael with the always excellent @ccolotti referenced throughout. Ive come across specific posts such as this one from @DuncanYB for F5 Load Balancers…but nothing on Citrixs NetScalers. It must be said that […] Read More

The Backup Delusion – Part 1

Ill put this right out there! I would rather live in a world without Backup and Recovery. I have burnt countless hours and hair follicles working my way through and trying to tame backup application platforms. Unfortunately we have not reached a point whereby the technology we use is reliable and resilient enough to prevent […] Read More

vCenter Operations Manager 5 – UI Time-out Settings

A little after vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 went GA I posted this forum thread in regards to the default time-out value of the Web UI…Thanks to ILIO and VEIgel for follow-up posts with the initial solution, which at this time wasn’t documented. This is now covered in the release notes for 5.0.1 under known issues. But […] Read More

It’s 2004 all over again!

This post signifies my return to the blogging world… I last actively blogged in late 2008 just before I signed up for Twitter. Forward 4 years, and nearly 3200 Tweets later, it’s time to expand and contribute…I have opinions to add and I will post tech related news and commentary that aims to contribute around my experiences in the Hosting and […] Read More

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