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?

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?