What else can you do with a DR Orchestration tool?

Hello all, I mention this stuff a lot and people are always surprised.  So I thought I would share this here so that more of you can see this. A software package that helps you with test plans, and do failovers is a DR orchestration tool that can use replicas or backups as the source … Continue reading What else can you do with a DR Orchestration tool?

Deploy and configure VMware Unified Access Gateway

Hi there, I don't like long blog titles, and mine was long enough.  This article will be about removing a View security server, and replacing it with a UAG which is supposed to make everything more simple, and more powerful. BTW, when you go to configure there is a choice for import config, that is … Continue reading Deploy and configure VMware Unified Access Gateway

Horizon View doesn’t work any longer from outside the lab

Recently I had a CloudKey (first gen UBNT management software item) die, and need to be replaced.  So I did, but it insisted on upgrading and changing settings to default in my firewall.  After messing up my firewall, and then me redoing it I could not connect from outside using View.  I had to leave it … Continue reading Horizon View doesn’t work any longer from outside the lab

Upgrading to vSphere 6.7 Update 2

Hello all, Time to update my lab so I thought, like always, I would share how I do it. I hope it helps someone out there to make it easier for them. Prerequisites Get the release notes - vCenter - https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/rn/vsphere-vcenter-server-67u2-release-notes.html , ESXi - https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/rn/vsphere-esxi-67u2-release-notes.html Check the interoperability matrix to make sure my other VMware … Continue reading Upgrading to vSphere 6.7 Update 2

vRealize Automation – configuring vSphere endpoint

Hi again, You may have seen my long article on install and configure of vRealize Automation.  It was pretty interesting stuff. I am working through this so that I can - eventually - demo how well Veeam Backup & Replication integrates with vRA. But the last article finished with vRA installed, and functional, but now … Continue reading vRealize Automation – configuring vSphere endpoint