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v10 Update: On Demand Recovery with Cloud Tier and VMware Cloud on AWS

With the release of v10 of Backup & Replication came significant enhancements to the Cloud Tier. As I wrote about here, we introduced Copy Policy, Immutability and Object Storage Import into v10. This added to the capabilities found in 9.5 Update 4 release. Last year, we released the first version of the On Demand Recovery […] Read More

Never Deploy Backup Proxies Manually Again With Infrastructure as Code!

My recent obsession with automation and Infrastructure as Code in general has resulted in a lot of efficiencies in my day to day work life. Where I used to deploy Windows Templates manually through vSphere, I now use Terraform to handle repeatable deployments of lab server instances. I use Ansible and Chocolatey to install and […] Read More

vExpert 2020 – Nine Years Worth of Value…A Collection of Thoughts

Today, VMware announced the vExpert class of 2020 and as per usual this generated lots of social media buzz as well as the now customary backlashes that have to do with non selections and exclusions. For me, it’s my 9th year in the program and while things are very different for me compared to when […] Read More

Updated – Important ESXi 6.0, 6.5 and 6.7 Patch Release – CBT Fixes and More!

Over the last few years the amount of CBT related issues has decreased significantly from VMware. I remember back in my previous roles of having to deal with multiple issues and wrote some pretty heavy posts around the topic. While those posts where not popular in some circles at the time, they certainly highlighted the […] Read More

Important ESXi 6.0 and 6.7 Patch Release – CBT Fixes and More!

Over the last few years the amount of CBT related issues has decreased significantly from VMware. I remember back in my previous roles of having to deal with multiple issues and wrote some pretty heavy posts around the topic. While those posts where not popular in some circles at the time, they certainly highlighted the […] Read More

The Separation of Dev and Ops is Upon Us!

Apart from the K word, there was one other enduring message that I think a lot of people took home from VMworld 2019. That is, that Dev and Ops should be considered as seperate entities again. For the best part of the last five or so years the concept of DevOps, SecOps and other X-Ops […] Read More

VMworld 2019 Review – Project Pacific is a Stroke of Kubernetes Genius… but not without a catch!

Kubernetes Kubernetes, Kubernetes… say Kubernetes one more time… I dare you! If it wasn’t clear what the key take away from VMworld 2019 was last week in San Francisco then I’ll repeat it one more time… Kubernetes! It was something which I predicted prior to the event in my session breakdown. And all jokes aside, […] Read More

VMworld 2019 – Session Breakdown and Analysis

Everything to do with VMworld this year feels like it’s arrived at lightning speed. I actually thought the event was two weeks away as the start of the week… but here we are… only five days away from kicking off in San Francisco. The content catalog for the US event has been live for a […] Read More

Quick Fix – Issues Upgrading VCSA due to Password Expiration

It seems like an interesting “condition” has worked its self into recent VCSA builds where upon completing upgrades, the process seems to reset the root account expiration flag. This blocked my proceeding with an upgrade and only worked when I followed the steps listed below. The error I got is shown below: “Appliance (OS) root […] Read More

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