VMware Empower Recap

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the VMware Partner Exchange conference, now renamed Empower. It was my first VMware conference outside of VMworld, and it was a MUCH different experience. There are certainly pros and cons to a conference the size and scale of VMworld. Empower was on the opposite end of the …

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Veeam Restore Windows Agent to VM

I recently had a deployment that required testing of a physical server running the Veeam Windows Agent to be restored as a virtual machine. The customer was using VMware, which presented a little bit of a challenge as Veeam does not currently have an "Instant Restore to VMware" option like is available for Hyper-V.  While …

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Error installing ESXi on UCS Flex Flash

I just ran into an issue for the second time that originally came up for me before the end of last year.  While deploying new UCS C220 servers for a customer using Flex Flash as the OS drive, I attempted to install ESXi using the Cisco Custom Image and during the install immediately got this …

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