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
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
With any new updates to vSphere, there are always a flurry of announcements about all of the shiny new vSphere features. This can understandably lead to many customers rushing to upgrade and take advantage of the latest features. Most seasoned IT professionals tend to err on the side of caution, and either wait for a … Continue reading Veeam compatibility with vSphere 6.7 U1
Though it's not officially over at the time of my writing, AWS re:Invent 2018 has ended for me. As you might expect, it's been a pretty hectic week filled with keynotes, sessions, chalk talks, expo floor excursions, hunting for the Ms. PacMan arcade game, rarely finding a chair to sit on in the certification lounge, … Continue reading AWS re:Invent – The Ultimate Team Building Experience?
Cisco UCS - "Disconnected Partition From Host"? Are you really forced to scrub flex flash cards if replacing a motherboard?
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
If you're a regular reader of VirtualBonzo, you know that my co-blogger Adam Fisher (or maybe it would be more accurate to say I'm his co-blogger since he started the site) is a superstar! A tremendous blogger, a recently promoted Solutions Architect, a Tech Field Day Delegate, a drummer, and generally speaking, an all-around good … Continue reading 10 Cool Things you can do with Cloud Protection Manager from N2WS
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
At this point in the AWS WorkSpaces series, I have created my own image bundle, deployed and tested AD-joined WorkSpaces, and have setup Liquidware ProfileUnity to save user settings. Now, I want to add applications to my WorkSpace BUT without actually installing them onto my WorkSpace. How can one add an application to a machine … Continue reading AWS WorkSpaces – Deploying Applications using Liquidware FlexApp