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

How To: Setting Up Nagios User for ESXi

Unless my Google skills are seriously on the decline I wasn’t able to find a definitive post on correctly setting up a nagios user to facilitate esx_checks for monitoring systems such as OpsView and similar Nagios based systems. For our ESXi monitoring we have chosen to use the OS – vSphere Service Checks. Post here on how to get […] Read More

VMworld – The EUC Revolution is Here

A few years ago there was a theory put forward by a certain Apple CEO that we were entering the Post PC Era…while I have never subscribed to that theory (which was affirmed by VMware CTO Steve Herrod at VMworld 2012) it’s obvious to see that the revolution is more based around the ways in […] Read More

VMworld – Where is the Zephyr?

There where some pretty big announcements and reveals at VMworld 2012, but unless I missed something (which was totally possible had any accouncement been made on Wednesday morning) nothing significant/direct was said of Project Zephyr VMware’s public cloud offering. What is slightly confusing is that VMware have been very open in the beta for the […] Read More

Quick Post: From 36,000 feet

This is just a quick post from somewhere in between SF and LA. Got to say that Virgin America is very impressive. Seats are comfortable and the entertainment system is well advanced over Qantas or AA. I won’t be so privileged on the A380 back to Sydney… But I have lots of time to go […] Read More

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

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