Newsletter: 21 August 2021

I hope everyone had a good week? Staying safe – and dry and not on fire? I had an OK week and only had pain 3 or 4 times so pretty good.

I don’t have much to share, but I have lots to do as well so I should get started. I do apologize on the few articles I have but it was that kind of week.

BTW, this newsletter has become very hard for me to do (due to the ALS I have) but I will keep doing it as long as I can because I know a lot of you like it. I hope I am not wrong about that.

Have a great week, and if you have comments on my newsletters – PLEASE share them! With no events in person I don’t get to chat with any of you.

Michael

Running Microsoft SQL Server Big Data Clusters on VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid

This article provides info, but also deployment / design / sizing guidance. The hardware is Dell EMC VxRail but I think the learning in the article will help anyone regardless of the server vendor.

VMware Workspace ONE UEM console has a serious security bug

You can learn lots more from this document. And yes a patch to fix is available.

What’s New in VMware HCX 4.2

Learn about what is new – and sounds useful – in this article. It sounds good to me.

Sysinternal utilities updated

I love these tools. Some of them end up in my template for servers and workstations. I have caught a number of bad software (that got past multiple firewalls too) by using Autoruns and see what loads at boot. You can see the list of utilities and what they can do in this article.

After upgrading to ESXi 7.0 update 2, the reboot process is extremely slow boot

This article talks about the problem but also a couple of workarounds.

PowerCLI: Enable / Disable SSH and Lockdown mode

This can be done using PowerCLI – I had no idea. See this article.

Synology Active Insight – What is it?

This article explains and says what it is. It sounds pretty cool to me.

Exporting vROPs Alert and Symptom Definitions as CSV

Cannot do this from the UI so this author figured it out with PowerCLI and the API. I think very handy. The article is interesting.

Conference and Event Tips v2

My good friend Edward writes these tips for people going to events and shows. It is good info.

How to print from your iPhone and iPad with or without AirPrint

This article will help with both easy printing and hard from your iOS devices.

Thanks for reading or skimming this far.

Michael

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