Updating Dell hosts - when I don’t have the cool tool!

I have written before how much I like the Dell OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter tool.  You can find my articles on it via this tag. In my past life at DataGravity, and before it at VMware, I used it

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Automated Install of EHC v6 using VUM

Hi there, I am a very big fan of the ESXi Host Client (EHC) - it really helped me out yesterday and I did not have to use a Windows desktop to get the vSphere Client working.  I did some

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vMotion of certain machines would not work

Hi there, I experienced a frustrating issue today.  I tried to vMotion a virtual machine and it would not go.  Compatibility issue.  Error message is below. I could vMotion with some of the hosts, but not most of them.  This

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Management Cluster (Stack?) thoughts

Hi there, I hope for some comments on this to improve my thinking. Background The idea of Management Clusters is not particularly old or new.  My first exposure was when I was part of Integration Engineering in R&D at VMware. 

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Newsletter: March 11, 2016

Hi all, I hope everyone had a good week?  I sure did, but I am in fact looking forward to the weekend. I have not been home for a week yet, so a full weekend at home is nice to

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Protected Object when trying to connect to my APC UPS web UI

Another title might be  - Locked out of my Web GUI and what I need to do to fix it! It has been a while since my lab email server worked (you can see where I fixed it up here

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hMailserver and email clients

Hi there, I recently removed Zimbra from my lab, and am using hMailserver.  I need this for things like Veeam, Log Insight, APC UPS, vCenter and other apps to be able to share with me.  I like to get backup

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