Differentiate…Or Die?

I spent the last week on holiday in the Wine Region of Western Australia’s South West. I’ve been holidaying down south since I was a teenager and I’ve seen the region transform over the years…I can’t speak for the years prior to my time spent around Margaret River, Dunsborough and Yallingup, but I had a […] Read More

First Look: CloudPhysics – Knowledge Base Advisor

I’ve been lucky enough to have been early access to a new Card from the guys at CloudPhyics which, at it’s core lets VMware admins quickly and precisely get an overview of issues in their environment linked back to VMware and other Vendor KB articles. CloudPhysics description is below: So what is it? The new […] Read More

VMware Series 2013 – EUC and vDC Ready and Waiting

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been fortunate to represent ZettaGrid, as a Platinum Sponsor of the VMware Series 2013 road shows in Melbourne and Sydney. The event has also been held in Brisbane and Canberra, and finishes up in Perth this week. The road shows main theme is showing off VMware’s End User […] Read More

PSOD Warning: IBM HS23 Blades, Emulex 10GB Network Adaptors and ESXi 5.1

This is a quick informational post to warn anyone running an Emulex based 10GbE Converged Ethernet adapter in an IBM Blade Center with HS23 Series Blade servers with ESXi 5.x … Fix is below. You are at risk of simultaneous host failure via the VMware PSOD under unspecified conditions if you do not update to the […] Read More

Quick Fix: Horizon Workspace : Error creating admin user “ hostname in certificate didnt match: !=”

I came across this issue yesterday while trying to deploy a new instance on Horizon Workspace 1.0 in a POC environment. Having installed the vAPP a couple times previously, I made sure that DNS (forward and reverse entries) was setup correctly as per my first blog post on Horizon Workspace setup. The vAPP deployment went […] Read More

#DIRECTION

For those that had been keeping up with my Twitter feed over the past couple of months, you may have picked up on the hashtag #direction being used a couple of times. This # was used to sum up an overall feeling of frustration about where I was in many aspects of life, but specifically […] Read More

vExpert 2013

Almost exactly 12 months ago to the day I kicked off this site with this article describing my journey in virtualization leading up to my first vExpert 2012 Award. 27 posts and 1 year later I’m humbled again to be awarded with vExpert status for 2013. The VMware community is unbelievably strong and it’s safe […] Read More

First Look: CloudPhysics Card Designer

The boys at CloudPhysics are working hard behind the scenes at adding new features to their current stable of Analytic Cards based on data collected from their Probe VA’s hooked into vCenter environments. Check out this post on their DataStore Contention Card: For a general overview, go here: I am a massive fan of analytics and trend metrics and I use a […] Read More

How-To: VMware Horizon Workspace 1.0 vApp Install – Part 1

I’ve been waiting to deploy Project Octopus for the best part of 18 months… I’m still actively running the Octopus Beta and for my personal use/internal testing and it’s lived up to expectation for the most. There have been a number of bugs identified and general limitations with the Beta release builds, but all in all it does the […] Read More

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