Monthly Archives: June 2017

Careful with firmware patching in a vSAN Cluster!

So I had some time recently to update my lab.  I am a long-time user of the Dell OpenManage Integration for vCenter.  It has gotten a little flaky in the last while so I have to use it to patch

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Moving to a new iPad

In my case I have one of the new 10.5 iPad Pro’s and I am quite excited about it.  I am normally very fond of iPad’s but this is  a very powerful iPad, and with a bit more screen real

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Connect Log Insight to vROps 6.6

So we have vROps 6.6 working and now we want Log Insight to be connected to it. That means we can open Log Insight from within vROps and have a filter built that excludes everything but for the object I

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Review: Belkin Thunderbolt 3 dock

Hello all, As you may recall, I have a MacBook Pro – 2017 model that has the Touch bar and Touch ID too.  It has four USB Type C ports that are also Thunderbolt 3. I have two monitors, an

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Newsletter: June 24, 2017

Hello everyone, My first week home for a while and it was spent in the lab and writing.  Pretty happy.  But, this is my first weekend at home with my wife in a long time and that is pretty good!

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Installing the Service Discovery Management Pack

So I have vROps 6.6 installed and now I want the Service Discovery Management Pack working since it is the replacement for VMware Infrastructure Navigator that I was so fond of. Before – Prep The bits for that are here,

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Installing vRealize Operations v6.6

A while back I pulled out vROps from my lab due to disk space issues.  Those are now solved thanks to Nexenta and it is time to bring vROps back to my lab. One of the reasons is that there

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