Hammerspace – Unstructured Data Anywhere

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

Protection for your backup data from Dell EMC Cyber Recovery

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

“LDAP is not ready” when upgrading VMware Horizon Connection Servers

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

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, … Continue reading EMC Unity Datastore “not available in the VMware Hypervisor”

VDI – Adding Notes to Horizon VMs to ID Citrix App Layering Image Templates

I had a Citrix App Layering (formerly Unidesk) customer ask me recently if there was an easy way to display or determine the OS layer version of a given virtual desktop from within vCenter.  Prior versions of CAL/Unidesk 2.x “built” the virtual desktops itself, meaning it did not rely on Horizon tools like Composer to … Continue reading VDI – Adding Notes to Horizon VMs to ID Citrix App Layering Image Templates