So my blog journey begins! This is my first post, which was inspired by many others in the vExpert community that I have been following as I prep for my VCAP 6 DCV Deploy exam. My VCAP journey actually began about a year and a half ago, when I was "volunteered" to achieve the VCAP … Continue reading VCAP 6 DCV Deploy exam prep
I'm currently sitting in an airport for flight #2 of 3 within a three week period. This is pretty rare for me, but I'm thrilled that flight #3 will be out to Silicon Valley for Tech Field Day 19 next week! The TFD crew has an amazing week lined up, and I'm excited to meet … Continue reading I’ll be at Tech Field Day 19 next week!
The new year is well under way, and with 2019 in full swing, tech conference chatter will start to heat up. While VMworld is just over six months away, there are still opportunities to get your dose of VMware updates well before then. One of those opportunities is VMware's vForum Online, which will take place … Continue reading VMware vForum Online 2019
I promise this one will be quick, but yesterday I had some fun installing Citrix licensing. Of course, I always have fun when it comes to Citrix licensing! In this case, I was running Citrix License Server 188.8.131.52 build 25000 and received from Citrix a Virtual Apps Advanced license. After installing the license, I attempted … Continue reading Fun with Citrix Virtual Apps Licensing
HammerSpace announced the release of their Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) platform at Tech Field Day 17. They bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and innovation to the world of unstructured data. Their goal is to provide access to unstructured data everywhere, regardless of which data center or cloud the data is stored in. HammerSpace believes that "you … Continue reading Hammerspace – Unstructured Data Anywhere
Tech Field Day 17 brought a presentation from Dell EMC Protect on a new solution for protecting backup data, Dell EMC Cyber Recovery 18.1. Security is top of mind these days, with big attacks making national headlines. Usually only a matter of weeks go by before the next ransomware attack hits the airwaves, and stories … Continue reading Protection for your backup data from Dell EMC Cyber Recovery
Last week I attended Tech Field Day for the first time. Well, to be clear on that it was my first FULL Tech Field Day experience. I previously attended Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld earlier in the year, so maybe I already had half a notch on my belt. For those of you who don't … Continue reading Tech Field Day 17 – The AI Brings It All Together
"Someone may pull you aside and ask you about your interest in the open SA position." My boss quietly dropped that bomb on me during a team dinner one night after an AWS training event. Up until that point, I had been enjoying my time outside of work hanging out and joking around with my … Continue reading When you come to a fork in the road…take it!
I must admit I think very little about the VMware Horizon ADAM database but this week I was forced to when a customer called to say they were having problems when attempting to upgrade their Horizon connection servers from 7.5 to 7.6. Specifically the error was stating that "LDAP is not ready for an upgrade." … Continue reading “LDAP is not ready” when upgrading VMware Horizon Connection Servers
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, … Continue reading EMC Unity Datastore “not available in the VMware Hypervisor”