EMC Unity Datastore “not available in the VMware Hypervisor”

Recently, when creating the first VMFS datastore on an EMC storage array, I received and error stating that “the specified disk is not available in the VMware hypervisor”.  Though the VMFS datastore was successfully created on the array, the error occurred when trying to assign permissions to the vSphere hosts themselves. In this particular circumstance, …

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2018 AWS Public Sector Notes – Cost Optimization on AWS

As promised through Twitter, here are my notes from my second Thursday morning session from last week’s AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC.  This session, on AWS Cost Optimization led by Matt Johnson, was packed!  Honestly, I was a little surprised by that initially though I’m not sure why….I mean, I have my AWS …

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2018 AWS Public Summit Notes – Culture Shock: How a Legacy, Siloed Organization Can Move to the Cloud

In this session, which was filled to overflowing, Sherry Stevens of NAIC and Jeffrey Olson of The College Board discussed their organizations journey to the AWS cloud.  I found it interesting to hear their thoughts and appreciated that both organizations were in different stages of their cloud journey.  NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners) is …

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2018 AWS Public Sector Summit – Day 1 Summary

Hello all!  I'm writing to you from Washington D.C.  I'm here attending the AWS Public Sector Summit and as you might imagine, a day full of sessions leaves one feeling as if they have been "drinking from a fire hose".  Nonetheless, it's been great and you could also say its far from over as the …

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Baselining Performance using Liquidware Stratusphere UX

This afternoon I was on an interesting and informative webinar hosted by Liquidware in which they discussed using SpotCheck Inspection of an environment as a means to provide visibility into the user experience. NOTE: Let me make this clear, in this post I'm focus on VDI in regards to a SpotCheck inspection, but Stratusphere's scope is …

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