vCenter SSO 5.5 Backwards Compatability: Mixed Mode Install

While at a post #vFourmAU event last week a group of us where talking about SSO in vCenter 5.1 and what a disaster it had been (credibility wise) and that VMware had done their best to improve the experience in the 5.5 release. Out of that conversation came word that if people where looking to […] Read More

vForum 2013: Session Details

vForum returns to the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Center next week and I’ll be attending for the 3rd year in a row, but this time around I’ll be there with ZettaGrid as a Platinum Sponsor, and also as a VMware vChampion. The vChampion Program is run in APJ and brings together a group of dedicated […] Read More

Quick Tip: Disapearing Datastore Cluster in vCloud after adding Datastore to vCenter with Storage Profiles

Had an interesting occurrence pop up early in the week while we where adding a new Datastore to a vCloud Hosting Zone. We are running vCloud Director 5.1.2 and have implemented two tiers of Datastore Cluster from which the Provider vDCs can consume storage from. We went about adding a new datastore to the SATA […] Read More

Course Review: VMware vSphere Optimize and Scale 5.1

While it’s fresh in my head, I thought I might get a short post up reviewing the Optimize and Scale Course I just completed this week. Overall I was impressed with the course content and in summary it has plugged a few knowledge gaps and reinforced key technology fundamentals. Course Description: This training course, for […] Read More

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

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