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!
While attending a training class last week, I mused aloud, "Who wants to manage firewalls all day?" Though I wasn't necessarily wanting or expecting an answer, I heard one of the instructors say, "The network guy...the network guy wants to manage firewalls all day." I wanted to object, I really did but the instructor was … Continue reading “The network guy, the network guy wants to manage firewalls all day.”…An Introduction to NRE Labs
So I install a lot of ESX on Cisco UCS booting off of internal SD cards and as you may know in the world of vSphere; SD cards, USB drives and boot from ISCSI LUNs are all considered non-persistent storage. So it's always been common practice to create a log directory on a shared datastore and … Continue reading Syslog configuration from esxcli
I attended Dell Tech World 2019 earlier in the month, and was very excited when I found out that the Tech Field Day crew would be there as well for a Dell Tech World version of TFD Extra. While TFDx was planned for later in the week, I also learned that many of the delegates … Continue reading Tech Field Day Extra with Liqid and Kemp
I recently wrote a blog post on how to migrate an on-prem VM to AWS as an EC2 instance using Veeam. At the end of the post I had mentioned that I initially was unable to RDP into the new instance once it was restored into AWS because of an error message saying that The … Continue reading AWS Systems Manager Agent – Veeam AWS Restore (continued)
Much to my great joy, the X-Files is currently available on Amazon Prime and so to unwind a bit and relax, I'll periodically watch an episode, sometimes 2, after the young kids go to bed. The seventh episode of the first season is entitled, "Ghost in the Machine" and in this episode, a revolutionary computer … Continue reading Mist in the Machine
Hello everyone! My name is David and I haven't posted in like 6 weeks. Helping a customer recover from ransomware can be a consuming and exhausting task. Additionally, I was fortunate to be selected as a delegate for Cloud Field Day 5 in Silicon Valley a couple weeks ago and it too can be a … Continue reading AWS Customer Questions – How do I Restore a VPC to Another Region?
VMware held their second annual Empower US conference in Atlanta, GA last week. Empower is a stand-alone partner conference that replaces the Partner Exchange conferences of the past. I was lucky to have attended again this year, and was impressed at the work VMware put in to improve upon last year's conference.The highlight for me … Continue reading VMware Empower 2019 Recap
If you find yourself fighting to restore business operations after a ransomware attack, you may get discouraged and begin to wonder if anything will go your way if you try to restore from backups and see a "Storage version is not supported for read-only access" error. Now, me personally, I'm an experienced consultant...like an IT … Continue reading Veeam Extract – Restoring Data When All Hope Is Lost