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

VMware PEX ANZ 2013 Thoughts – Software Defined Storage

I was luckey to attend PEX at Australia Technology Park this week and thought I would share some of my take always. The venue was a little different to what you would come to expect from a tech event in Sydney… Usually we are in and around Darling Harbour at the Convention Centre… And even […] Read More

Passion

During last weeks #APACVirtual Podcast (Episode 70 – Engineers Anonymous pt1 – Engineer2PreSales) the panelists (of which, I was one) where discussing what it took to become a successful candidate in transitioning from a technical engineering role to a pre-sales/architecture role. It was universally agreed upon that passion is a much sort after trait in those roles. Someone who is passionate about what they […] Read More

Quick Fix: ESX 4.1 Host Stops Responding When iSCSI LUN is “pulled”

REMOVING DEAD PATHS IN ESX4.1 (version 5 guidance here) Very quick post in relation to a slightly sticky situation I found myself in this afternoon. I was decommissioning a service which was linked to a VM which had a number of VMDKs, one of which was located on a dedicated VMFS Datastore…the guest OS also had a directly […] Read More

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