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
Hello all, An odd problem / solution to share today, and while I suspect no one will ever see it, I need to share it just in case. I was migrating files between Windows file server locally hosted shares to a DataGravity appliance. This should be easy as pie. But, after one share worked fine, … Continue reading Could not copy owner or primary group
Hello all, I hope that everyone has enjoyed the holiday season and in particular enjoyed time with family and friends? I certainly have, and in fact still am. I had some particularly exciting time Christmas day. Some of the young folk were in the basement, and I heard some loud noises. Pain noises. So of … Continue reading The dangers of peppers!
Hello there, I wanted to do some serious playing with vSphere 6 to do my VCP6-DCV delta exam. I have heard it is harder then expected. Plus, some of the stuff in 6.0 Update 1 is exciting so I want to be ready when it drops in the next week or two. So I went … Continue reading You cannot remove a host – VDS in use
This is one of the weirder issues I have had to deal with (and if we ever drink together I can share some really weird issues - some problems involving steel, and some salt in fact). Things are working again, but I do not have a true root cause. I am sharing my story in … Continue reading My very weird lab issue – a not fun lab story