Monthly Archives: March 2017

Newsletter: March 18, 2017

Hello all, I am writing this – at least some of it – while on a layover in Houston, while on my way to Ft. Lauderdale for a Gartner event.  After that I will be at a VMUG in Ft.

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Veeam and ReFS – how to make things work!

I have seen a lot about how cool ReFS is and how important – like Ricks article. I have not seen so much, certainly not in one spot, on how to make it work, and how to make sure it

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Newsletter: March 11, 2017

Hello all, I hope that everyone had a good week, and are looking forward to another good week.  I was productive in my work lab, and am now building out my own pod.  Very exciting.  I have also had two

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vSAN hardware compatibility issue – and the solution, not what I expected!

I am building out a new pod at work for my lab.  It has four new R730 Dell servers that are completely on the HCL for vSAN.  It was important to me, so not only did I confirm that myself

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How to install and configure Dell OpenManage Integration for vCenter v4

If you would like to know why I like this tool so much, check out this article. This is an important tool if you have Dell servers. Upgrades from 3.x to 4.x There is no upgrade from 3.x. However, you

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Why have the Dell OpenManage integration for vCenter?

It is not because it is a vSphere Web Client plug-in.  It is not because on each host I have information like the screenshot below shows. It is not because of the screenshot below either. While all the things I

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Newsletter: March 4, 2017

Hello all, I hope that everyone had a very nice week, or, if not, I hope you are enjoying the weekend?  I had a good week, another one at home, and got a lot of lab work done. I hope

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