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!
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
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
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
Cisco UCS - "Disconnected Partition From Host"? Are you really forced to scrub flex flash cards if replacing a motherboard?
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”
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
Have you ever experienced the joy associated with overcoming a trying (or annoying) IT issue and the feeling of peace that comes with running a successful test before you leave for the night....knowing full well that this particular problem is behind you, that you can cross this one of the fix list. Later in the … Continue reading Veeam backups fail due to login problems