I have four of the wonderful Supermicro mini - towers (details here). I really like them. But just recently I have had two incidents of the 10 GB port dropping. This would impact my storage and vMotion networks. The network is an Intel X552/X557-AT 10GBASE-T with a NetGear 10 GB 8 port switch (model 708 … Continue reading 10 GB connection dropping on SYS-5028D-TN4T
Hi all, An odd issue. I am trying to update my lab - to the new AD version, so that I can add things like Exchange in it, and also be more current. There are some things customers have mentioned to me I want to play with in Veeam. So I started by deploying two … Continue reading Customization of the guest operating system ‘windows9Server64Guest’ is not supported …..
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 supplied to any devices. Which means Apple TV's, iPads and more. I looked at a … Continue reading DHCP is not doing its job!
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 was something about alias. I knew I installed the tools and restarted so WTF. Nothing … Continue reading VMware Tools Not Installed on Windows 2016, but …..
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 move it to production. And it didn’t work. I am fond of this software, and … Continue reading No software bundles visible when using Firmware Update wizard
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 designed for this. I wanted to demo something for a customer recently, and I could … Continue reading Why can’t I access my View environment?
Hi all, If you download Veeam to test it out you get basic support. If you are a Veeam Vanguard you get premier support. As a vExpert we get no support. I think we should get some basic level of support. I recently enabled VSAN in my lab and it went very poor. It impacted … Continue reading Why vExperts should get some support!
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 wanted quiet storage too, I bought a bunch of HD and SSD. So a fair … Continue reading Why it is important to listen to the VSAN HCL!
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 job, and the host held my vCenter, and my main View server. The server did … Continue reading Server Crash, then Veeam backups fail
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 I saw that one host, the same one above, that was now compatible with critical … Continue reading A very odd error – host configuration changes will not be saved