Zerto and ESXi host patching – be aware!

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!

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?

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!