Hello all, Just something to be aware of. When you have Zerto installed, you will generally have it installed to each of the hosts in your cluster. Meaning the Zerto appliance (VRA) is on each host. This works well and does good replication with a small footprint. However what is not immediately apparent is those … Continue reading Zerto and ESXi host patching - be aware!
Month: September 2014
Do passwords in iOS survive the upgrade to a iPhone?
Hi all, This is something I learned quite some time ago. If you encrypt your backup then after your upgrade or your move to a new iPhone, your passwords will still be there. This means things like Dropbox, Wi-fi, and email for example will work without you re-entering your password. Encrypted backup is done like … Continue reading Do passwords in iOS survive the upgrade to a iPhone?
Backing up CIFS shares
This is likely a surprise to you. Most people might ask why are you doing this? Doesn't everybody know how to do this or have a method already? But in fact with discussions with customers it turns out that not everyone knows how to do this. So here we go. This is good info for … Continue reading Backing up CIFS shares
Install / Configure Zerto - for local replication
Hello all, I recently showed you how to get vSphere Replication working in your environment. That is something that many of you have already due to the VMware package you purchased. But if you need more functionality and scalability, including more then replication, you can (and should) look at Zerto Virtual Replication. In this article … Continue reading Install / Configure Zerto - for local replication
New toy - Lacie Rugged Thunderbolt - Very Nice!
I have mentioned this to you before when it came on the market. But I got one. It has an integrated Thunderbolt cable. I have an older one that travels in my checked luggage that I use with SuperDuper for image backups (which I suggest is the best product for that) and TimeMachine for the … Continue reading New toy - Lacie Rugged Thunderbolt - Very Nice!
iOS 8 is here - did you want to know just what is in it? Here is the list..
Just about to upgrade my phone. I actually looked at the notes about the release. Thought I would share. iOS 8 This update contains hundreds of new features, including the following: • Messages improvements ◦ Tap to Talk to send your voice, a video or a photo with just a swipe ◦ Group messaging options … Continue reading iOS 8 is here - did you want to know just what is in it? Here is the list..
Please enable Customer Experience Improvement in vSphere 5.5 U2!
This is an odd feature that I really like. If you install vSphere 5.5 U2 or upgrade to it you will have the ability to help VMware make it a better product. This feature will provide technical information to VMware on your environment. It will not - they say - send any personally identifiable information. … Continue reading Please enable Customer Experience Improvement in vSphere 5.5 U2!
There were errors during the remediation operation
I wanted to work with vSphere Replication today, to write an article on it in fact, but first I had to upgrade everything to vSphere 5.5 Update 2. The vC I use is the vCSA so that upgrade was easy and smooth. But when I went to use VUM to upgrade my hosts I had … Continue reading There were errors during the remediation operation
Install / Configure vSphere Replication - for local replication
Hi there, I will show you how to install and configure vSphere Replication (VR) for local replication in this article. This is a feature that most VMware customers have and is completely storage agnostic. Meaning you can replication from any type of VMware storage to any storage type. When I was involved with this product … Continue reading Install / Configure vSphere Replication - for local replication
Newsletter: September 14, 2014
Hello all, For the first time in a long while I am writing this from home. Wow, do I ever appreciate that. A very busy week at work recovering from a lost lab. My lab was built on pretty darn good quality beta code, but due to doing something odd, and a power outage, I … Continue reading Newsletter: September 14, 2014