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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2017 Review in Pictures – San Francisco, CA | VMware EUC PTAB

In June 2017, I had the pleasure of attending the always informative EUC PTAB meetings at VMware HQ in Palo Alto, CA.  Not only do you get to interact with partners across the world but you get "futures" from various VMware product groups.  This PTAB focused on the EUC product line, focusing primarily on Workspace …

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AWS re:Invent Notes: GPSTEC321 — GPS: VMware on AWS Cloud Technical Deep Dive & Native AWS Services Integration

As you might guess, there was a lot of interest in this topic as the session was filled to capacity.  At a high-level, VMware on AWS architecture was reviewed along with how to use native AWS services with VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) workloads with the goal that those attending would walk away with practical …

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Part 3 – Veeam and AWS Tape Gateway Integration – Attaching the VTL to Windows

This post, attaching a Virtual Tape Library (VTL) to a Windows server, is the third in the series in regards to integrating Veeam with an AWS tape gateway.  Here are links to the previous posts: Post 1 - Deploying the Tape Gateway Post 2 - Creating Tapes As just mentioned, to this point we've deployed …

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AWS Associate vs. VMware VCP

I passed the AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam this week, and rather than re-inventing the wheel with another recap post (you can find a great one here!) I wanted to do a little comparison.  I was thrust into the world of AWS earlier this year, so the learning curve was pretty steep in a short …

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