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DHCP is not doing its job!

Hi there, I am supposed to be out with my wife orienteering.  A very useful sport for people that spend a lot of time in the mountains exploring. But I had a problem in my lab.  DHCP was not being

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VMware Tools Not Installed on Windows 2016, but …..

Hi there, Working on my Win2K16 VMware template.  Been a bit painful.  I installed VMware Tools and restarted but still saw this in the vSphere Web Client. Odd.  I checked the running services and there was only one and it

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No software bundles visible when using Firmware Update wizard

I have Dell OpenManage installed in my test lab, getting ready to move it into my production lab. Once it was working, using my article, I thought I would just confirms it works, confirm my article, and be ready to

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Why can’t I access my View environment?

I use View to access my lab when traveling.  It normally works very well indeed. I have used it from very far distances and customers can never notice any latency.  This is due to the PCoIP protocol that was specifically

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Why it is important to listen to the VSAN HCL!

In the past, during my time at VMware, I ran VSAN in my home lab and in fact used a number of versions and it worked great.  So lately when I needed more storage in my home lab, and I

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Server Crash, then Veeam backups fail

Hi all, This is one of those things that will likely not impact you, but I write it down just in case!  I had, late yesterday, a vSphere host die.  This was in fact in the middle of a SureBackup

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A very odd error – host configuration changes will not be saved

I upgraded to vSphere 6 a while back, and shortly after that I noticed an odd error. Everything still worked, and I was busy so …. I did nothing. I did an update yesterday using VUM.  After it was done

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