Hello all,I hope everyone has had a good week? Pretty short for those of you in the US. I had an empty office to work in Thursday and Friday. Very productive but lonely and quiet. Thursday - Thanksgiving, I had to head out for lunch and it was tough to find. Chipotle, MacDonalds, Five Guys, … Continue reading Newsletter: November 29, 2014
Hi all, Just figured this out. I have been in a hurry lately, and while working with Backup Exec I have had to keep adding disk as I added hosts. I did change the policy to retain only 1 week. I am not backing up production data but just protecting my work so no big … Continue reading Alert – Backup Exec doesn’t follow policy – will actually fill your disks!
Hello there, This was supposed to be the fun part of the File Migration Series - meaning the actual file migration. After the last part of it - which you can find here, I started to test the tool - Robocopy more, and I was not happy. While it worked, it had issues and I … Continue reading File Migration Series – Tool Update
Hello all, Before I worked at VMware I was a professional services guy. I have helped customers migrate to new file servers, new arrays, sometimes even old arrays. The best tool I ever found was Secure Copy. It was very fast, and had lots of features. It is still around, and has even more features … Continue reading The file migration tool I suggest you use – SyncBackPro!
Hello all, I used a slightly older version of Virtualization Manager (6.10) when I got it going and documented it in my article. That will not negatively impact you when you are installing at all. However, it does mean that we now have an update article for Virtualization Manager or VMan as it is known … Continue reading Updating Virtualization Manager to v6.1.1
Hello again, it is great to back here again with you so quick. I have a lot of stuff lined up and I do like sharing it! Another tool from SolarWinds that I think can help, but one I really don't know much about yet, is Storage Manager. So we are going to learn today! … Continue reading Install and Configure of SolarWind’s Storage Manager
Hello all, I am a little behind on my newsletters - that old excuse of life interrupts is true. I have been able to do some smaller articles recently so that has been good. But I have a lot of stuff to share today and as always I hope everyone finds something of interest. And … Continue reading Newsletter: November 16, 2014
Hi all, I have been working in the lab lately quite a bit. Some of it is boring type lab stuff like upgrades and checking logs and things. But my boss suggested I should be thinking about why VMware customers should be using our gear. I have been doing that by spending lots of time … Continue reading Why VMware customers should have DataGravity!
This is amazing. One of my co-workers suggested I look at this data - the Enron email files - using our DataGravity storage appliance. So I downloaded and copied it to a CIFS share, extracted it, and now it was on our array. So it took an hour or so to extract, but when it … Continue reading Wow! Thanks Enron! Look what DataGravity can easily find!!
Hello all, This will be an article that helps you get the very nice SolarWind's Virtualization Manger (heretofore informally known as VMan) working in your lab. Thanks to Aaron for the license and help! As always this will help you get it working in the best way I know how and I hope to impart … Continue reading Install and configure of SolarWinds Virtualization Manager