Hello all, I hope everyone is warm and comfortable today - it is quite cold, and very much full of snow here in Nashua - in fact just started snowing again! Glad I am heading to California tomorrow as it will be warm and I am looking forward to that. A nice week at DG … Continue reading Newsletter: February 21, 2015
Month: February 2015
No persistent cache location
Hi there, I have one host with this error message - no persistent cache location. It is identical to my other 3 hosts but they do not have this error. I am starting to get PernixData FVP installed and somewhere in their documentation (install guide) they mention the persistent scratch situation should be taken care … Continue reading No persistent cache location
Wonder why you see ^^494^^ instead of real names?
I certainly did. In my environment I see names of things like you see below. For example, you can in Top 5 Largest datastores things like ^^324^^. I was curious about that. It turns out that I was looking at Opvizor through the Internet. If I had looked at it via the VM I had … Continue reading Wonder why you see ^^494^^ instead of real names?
Newsletter: February 15, 2015
Hello everyone, I hope that everyone is well today. I think that many US and Canadian people get a long weekend this weekend. I on the other hand, have chosen to travel into the blizzards of New England and the coast of the US. Should be interesting though as I get to visit one of … Continue reading Newsletter: February 15, 2015
Getting Opvizor Working - and is it interesting or what!
Hi there, As part of the vExpert program I got an NFR license from Opvizor and I am quite interested in it. If you watch the video on their home page you will see what I did and perhaps be as interested as I was. Essentially their product compares your environment against best practices from … Continue reading Getting Opvizor Working - and is it interesting or what!
Do you see the applications in vR Ops that you think you should?
Hi there, I am used to VMware Infrastructure Navigator (VIN) (or is it now VMware vRealize Infrastructure Navigator?) in the vSphere Web Client showing me the Apps on a VM or host and that helps me deal with change control or letting people know of the impact. Plus if I am sneaking in a restart … Continue reading Do you see the applications in vR Ops that you think you should?
Install and configure of Veeam ONE
Hello all, I had forgotten that the Veeam monitoring tool - ONE - can do Visio diagrams. So when I was reminded of that, and when I was thinking about monitoring tools I realized I should check out ONE as I am very sure it has changed a great deal since I last saw it. … Continue reading Install and configure of Veeam ONE
Odd error - Windows could not parse or process the unattended answer file for pass[specialize]
Have you seen this odd error before? I am trying to install some new software in my lab and during the deployment of the Win2K12 template - just after deployment and start up, I saw this error message on the console. Google would have had me edit unattend.xml, and there were other ideas around that … Continue reading Odd error - Windows could not parse or process the unattended answer file for pass[specialize]
Updating ESXi host advanced settings using PowerCLI
Hi all, I needed to update my lab recently so that I was using the host advanced settings that my performance and support guys recommended for my specific storage (DataGravity of course!) The settings are: Net.TcpipHeapSize=32 Net.TcpipHeapMax=128 NFS.MaxVolumes=256 NFS.MaxQueueDepth=32 I wanted to do this in a mostly automated and safe way. I checked the Internet … Continue reading Updating ESXi host advanced settings using PowerCLI
Newsletter: Feb 7, 2015 - Want to learn more about vSphere 6?
Hi all, Not sure where I was the other day when the embargo lifted on vSphere 6 lifted. But twitter and email traffic peaked significantly. But the first couple of things I looked at were not completely correct. There were changes between beta / RC and the almost GA product and so there were issues … Continue reading Newsletter: Feb 7, 2015 - Want to learn more about vSphere 6?