Hi there, An interesting talk with one of my co-workers - a sales SE, got me thinking about this subject and I realized others would be interested so I figured to share it out. It started with a customer who doesn't want music on his array. And he is used to checking backups and doing … Continue reading Finding hidden things!
Hello everyone, A full week at home has been wonderful. We were even able to fit a Wine Dinner in and that was pretty fun. I have been working a lot in the lab on migration related stuff. What a pain. Working with some powerful new software - new to me that is - called … Continue reading Newsletter: January 23, 2016
Hi there, So in anticipation of upgrading to v6.0 U1b I did an host upgrade using VUM for latest patches. I knew I would not have the ESXi 5.5 u3 issue of not upgrading properly as U1b was the solution, and I had upgraded my vC to 5.5 U3 early in December. So should be … Continue reading VDS out of sync
Hi all, Someone was asking me questions around why file contents were not indexed. Which means the file could be found if you search for it by name, but not if you search for it by contents. The background is they wanted to know what files were not indexed. When files are copied to a … Continue reading Why is file content not indexed in DataGravity Searches?
I have neglected this for a while. But when you use SD like I do to boot your ESXi hosts, they do need a place to dump core files. When VMware gets a PSOD - purple screen of death, it is important to have the ability for VMware to copy the memory to someplace else. … Continue reading Configure and test of ESXi Dump Collector
Hi there, This dropped recently - yesterday. Not sure what it contains but I know it is very small indeed. The readme / release notes were brief too. I did get unknown errors downloading the update. Likely due to how busy it is? While I had issues yesterday with updating all my devices, this morning … Continue reading iOS 9.2.1 is GA
Hello all, This dropped today, and it is very minor. There are two URL's associated with this release. https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT205356 which didn't' resolve at first but does now. Not much info though! https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201222 which doesn't have any info that applies. Update - it does show more now. As well, here is one from a third party. … Continue reading OS X 10.11.3 is GA
Hello all, I am home after two weeks. In fact, last time I was home to change clothes, and leave. So actually first home after a month. I am home for three weeks so that is pretty exciting. I do have a lot to share today - as always I guess - and I hope … Continue reading Newsletter: January 17, 2015
Hello all, This is a big deal for me. This is the production part of my lab so this means my whole lab will now be at 6.0 U1 and I am quite excited with that. I did upgrade a small part of my lab - documented here - and as part of that I … Continue reading My vSphere 6.0 U1b Upgrade Checklist
I remember when I first saw fingerprints. Several people mentioned them as if they were just another thing. I knew they were not, and I knew they were special. In my What's New in 2.2 article I mentioned how you could do a search for a file using a fingerprint that would find a file … Continue reading Use fingerprints to prove something doesn’t exist!