Hello all, I am on the road again. Looking out of a hotel room, at either a garbage place or the red sky. But I have some good music playing so that is good. This afternoon, I will be at the airport and heading home. That is pretty nice! I had a good week at … Continue reading Newsletter: February 29, 2020
I had a customer ask me about using active directory accounts with NetApp HCI. So here is how to do that. Of course this does imply you need a NetApp HCI infrastructure to work with. Start on the LDAP screen. Which is under the Cluster option. Now when you enable you will see a bunch … Continue reading NetApp HCI and Active Directory
I have visited a lot of customers over the years, and I know many of them are using Microsoft PowerShell to simplify their IT administration life. PowerShell makes it easier to automate and perform repetitive tasks, and many people just like using it. In fact, one of the libraries in PowerShell is a VMware scripting … Continue reading PowerShell and NetApp HCI
Hello all, Another week at home so that was pretty good for me. But back on the road next week - heading to HQ so that should be fun. I have an interesting range of articles to share this week. There were a few problems here and there that I heard about that caused articles … Continue reading Newsletter: February 22, 2020
Hello all, I had a good week in the lab, and a spent a bunch of time writing my first trip report - of many I hope - at NetApp. Great to get that info to R&D. I sure hope they use it. I trust everyone had a great week? And Friday was Valentines Day, … Continue reading Newsletter: February 15, 2020
Another guest post today - hope you like it! Image Source Although Kubernetes is notoriously complex, there are still many who choose to self deploy Kubernetes. Self, or DIY, deployment grants you full control over your clusters and configurations but requires significant expertise and experience. Before deciding if DIY deployment is right for you, consider … Continue reading DIY Kubernetes: Pros, Cons, and Where to Start
Rather the cost of vSphere is due to its value. When you buy vSphere you get value that has grown over the years, and in fact will continue to grow. It is not a tax since you do not have to buy vSphere. But if you want the value of vSphere you need to pay … Continue reading The cost of vSphere is NOT a tax!
Hello all, I spent the week in Vancouver which is a wonderful city. However it rained the whole time and was cold. I visited customers, and partners and really enjoyed the time. It was great to talk with people about NetApp HCI. I did get an article done that was very interesting to do. It … Continue reading Newsletter: February 8, 2020
Hello all, It is very important to wipe disks before you sell them, or even recycle them, or share them with family. I used to use software called DBAN but it is not so good any longer. Thanks to Paul I learned about some new disk wiping software. This new software caught my attention since … Continue reading Wiping a disk - properly!
Hello all I hope everyone had a good week? Mine was good. I have been home for a month so I am quite happy to spend next week out with customers. I want to specifically say hello to all of the VMware people let go the other day. I know some of you and you … Continue reading Newsletter: February 1, 2020