Really, there is power to knowing how to NOT do something. And in Nashua lately that means how to not shovel snow. Which no one has escaped! We had 23 – 30 inches of snow in a day. Quite fun. This was from when I headed out that morning to get my car and head … Continue reading The Power of NOT
Hello all, A short note. Installing Dell's wonderful plugin for vCenter to help manage Dell hardware and software for Dell servers in my lab and I noticed there is an update. So here is the article I used to install - and I did update it for the v188.8.131.52 that is more current then what … Continue reading Upgrading Dell’s OpenManage Integration for vCenter
Hello all, I am back in Nashua after a week in Pittsburgh. Did you know that they have - in Pittsburgh - 468 bridges? That one of them - Fort Pitt produces the most amazing traffic jam every weekday morning? What is serious about that is that my most excellent Garmin GPS had no suggestions … Continue reading Newsletter: January 25, 2014
I heard about these new gadgets and they seemed to be interesting. In the long ago past I cared a LinkSys portable WAP, and in the not long ago past I carried an Apple mini Extreme and they were all pretty good - especially the Apple one. But I stopped doing that a couple of … Continue reading Check out my new HooDoo TripMate Elite!
Hello all, I recently spoke at a vBrisket. Man, was it fun. A great bunch of people. And no, since it was winter, there was no brisket. But food, drink, and great people made it a wonderful event. If you are curious about the event - or my presentation on Home Labs you can find … Continue reading Home Lab preso at vBrisket
Hello all, I hope that this finds everyone well and happy this lovely weekend. I have had an interesting week working at CorpHQ as I get to work with some smart dev staff and work on an interesting product. Today I am using a new tool to produce my newsletter. If it works out well … Continue reading Newsletter: January 17, 2014
Hello all, We are going to look at how we can push out the DataGravity Intelligence Service (DGIS) to virtual machines. This will take care of the install, and updates too. In my lab of 30 or 40 machines it is way too many to do it manual. If I did, I would have to … Continue reading Installing DataGravity’s Intelligence Service – automated!
Hello all, I hope all is well with everyone that reads this. There is much to worry about in the world recently, and I know many of you that read my blog are in places that are in the thick of things. I hope that everyone and their families are doing well. I recently updated … Continue reading Newsletter: January 10, 2015
This is an odd one. I mistyped http://www.fedex.ca and typed http://www.fedx.ca and got an odd site, and a woman talking at me - fierce voice - about how my computer was sick and I needed to call for help - immediately. I actually saw a McAfee logo flash by and it finished on this. I … Continue reading Alert: My Computer is not sick!
Hello again, There are three Management Packs - Log Insight (LI), VMware Infrastructure Navigator (VIN) and Storage that I think most or all of us will install. This article will help you get them installed and configured. BTW, these MPs are downloaded from the same place the vR Ops is downloaded. vRealize Log Insight I … Continue reading Installing the VMware Management Packs for vR Operations v6.0