No ProfileUnity License Server defined after 6.8 Upgrade

After recently completing a ProfileUnity 6.7 to 6.8 upgrade, I received a login message within AWS WorkSpaces that stated, "No ProfileUnity License server defined. Please contact your system administrator." This message, to me, seems expected at some level as the licensing file I obtained from Liquidware for version 6.7 was to be replaced with a … Continue reading No ProfileUnity License Server defined after 6.8 Upgrade

Are IT certifications worth it?

Certifications are a topic that are sure to come up during everyone's career in the IT industry. Whether you are a rookie looking to break into the industry or a veteran who is looking to move into a different type of role, the possibility of getting a certification will weigh heavily in your decision making … Continue reading Are IT certifications worth it?

“Errno13 Permission Denied” After Upgrading N2WS to Version 2.4

Recently, I performed an upgrade from N2WS Cloud Protection Manager 2.3 to 2.4.  Though I didn't have any issues during the upgrade AND my backups continued to be successful afterward, I received an error when trying to perform an AWS permissions check though the N2WS GUI, specifically, my N2WS instance did not appear to have … Continue reading “Errno13 Permission Denied” After Upgrading N2WS to Version 2.4

Contrasting the HCI Landscape

Now that 2018 is coming to a close, it is interesting to look back and see that lots of trends in data center technology are becoming more mainstream.  Cloud adoption is ramping up, Kubernetes is bringing containers to the enterprise, and hybrid cloud looks like the blueprint many organizations will be adopting for the future.  … Continue reading Contrasting the HCI Landscape

ESXi root password reset in Nutanix

I was recently working on a remote install of two different Nutanix bricks. One of the first steps after cluster initialization is to change all of the default passwords. Simple enough right? Sure unless somehow you manage to fat finger the root ESXi password twice on one of the three hosts. Once I realized my … Continue reading ESXi root password reset in Nutanix