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

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

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

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

Part 1 – Veeam and AWS Tape Gateway Integration – Deploying the Tape Gateway

As I'm sure many of you are, I've been working on ways to effectively harness the power of the cloud.  One idea I decided to pursue was integrating an AWS Tape Gateway with an on-prem Veeam infrastructure in order to move my archived backup data from my local datacenter to AWS S3 storage. Now, I'll … Continue reading Part 1 – Veeam and AWS Tape Gateway Integration – Deploying the Tape Gateway