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Newsletter: October 7, 2017

Hello all, I trust everyone has had a good week? I have friends who were in Las Vegas this week and had a very different experience.  I am glad that no one I know was hurt. I am going to

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Newsletter: August 12, 2017

Hi all, One of the more exciting things in this short week was finding out I was #31 on the Top vBlog 2017.  I was 38 last year.  So that is a big deal and I very much appreciate everyone

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Newsletter: July 30, 2017

Hello all, I hope that everyone has enjoyed the weekend so far.  For us it has been a lot of very hot days which makes working in the lab less than ideal.  Spent a bunch  of time in VMC and

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Newsletter: July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day! Today Canada is 150 years old.  It has come a long way. But, to put it into perspective, I slept in a B&B in Holland where the building was more than 600 years old.  I visited a

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Careful with firmware patching in a vSAN Cluster!

So I had some time recently to update my lab.  I am a long-time user of the Dell OpenManage Integration for vCenter.  It has gotten a little flaky in the last while so I have to use it to patch

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Newsletter: June 10,2017

Hello all, I write this, or start writing it, on the train between Warsaw Poland and Berlin Germany. Pretty cool and very civilized too. I participated in SE training for the EMEA based Veeam SE’s this week and it was

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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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