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Host cannot download files from VUM patch store

I could also call this odd VUM error and no update.  But I went to update my silver cluster recently and it didn’t work.  I saw this error. I looked in /var/log/esxupdate.log and found no clues. So I thought I

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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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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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How to build a Windows 10 vSphere Template

I really do like templates.  I can very easily create a working – and yet customized how I like – virtual machine in a very short amount of time   And with no decisions or configuration to worry about.  I

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Veeam install and SQL error

Hi there, Just installing Veeam Backup & Replication (VBR) and using an off-host SQL server.  And I got an error: Now, I am not a SQL guy, but I can normally make it work.  So from this error I did

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