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

Online Storage Wars – What’s in it for Service Providers?

Last weekend I signed up for an account at MEGA. This is @KimDotCom‘s new venture attempting to send a big F-U to the regulatory forces that are accusing him of copyright infringement and extradition to the US (for more info, head to the Wikipedia page) …off the bat you get a free 50GB account to basically so whatever you […] Read More

How To: DELL DSET Report Tool Live CD and Linux VLAN Config

Here is a quick post on generating support logs for DELL cases if you are running VMware ESX(i) on any of the DELL server hardware. I had a CPU alert appear in my vSphere Hardware status and raised a support ticket with DELL. Previously I’ve had to wrestle with the config/setup of the DSET tool on ESX(i) […] Read More

2013

Just thought I’d open the new year with a quick post about my expectations for 2013 from a technical/personal point of view. I’ve been a little slack in my Blog Posting over the last couple of months, but this has been mainly due to an intense work load due to a surge in large client […] Read More

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