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Quick Fix – VCSA Low DB Storage Space Warning

I had a situation earlier this week where the VMware SDK/API service was being reported as offline. I was triggered by some failed backup jobs which made me check to see what could be causing the problem.  Logging into the VCSA Management UI, I was presented with the following warning in the Health Status. File […] Read More

vExpert 2020 Second Half Applications Open

This is a very quick post to let people know that from the first of June, till the 20th of June, applications are open for the half yearly intake into the VMware #vExpert Program. This is an opportunity for those that may have missed out during the first 2020 nomination window to submit an application […] Read More

Google Cloud VMware Engine – VMware’s Holy Trinity Complete

When VMware Cloud on AWS was announced in 2017, it was met with trepidation and caution from the industry. Regardless of how successful the platform has been since GA in 2018 there is no doubt it has changed the way in which some organisations approach hardware refreshes or migrations. VMC adds another option if nothing […] Read More

vForum Online 2020 – Save The Date!

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m writing about an event that is being held online… especially in this very moment in time. 2020 is the year of the virtual! Though in this case, the VMware vForum Online Spring evet is one of those online events that hasn’t been put together directly in response […] Read More

Quick Fix – No Datastores after ESXi 7.0 Upgrade on SuperMicro with Intel Based SATA Adapters

As usual, I like to jump right into software upgrades to test out new functionality (on none production systems of-course). With the GA of vSphere7 overnight, I went about upgrading my Homelab vCenter and ESXi host. The vCenter upgrade went well, but I ran into an issue after I upgraded the ESXi Host using the […] Read More

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

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