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Category: General

Host Becomes disconnected

In my current role I have inherited a largish vSphere 4.1 environment, that has to put it nicely “evolved”.  We have been having host disconnection issues in one of the clusters, coupled with HA Configuration errors.  well today one host disconnected and absolutely refused to reconnect, bizarrely it kept telling us that the username/password combination …

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I have been a little remiss with my blog recently.

I have been a little bit remiss with my blog recently due to personal issues,  I hope to change that. These are some of the things that I will be blogging on over the next couple of months. P2V – a 101 and how to move it to an industrial scale. View 5.2 a 101 …

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It is time for another to fly the coop

As many of you know,  my good friend Jane Rimmer has occasionally guest blogged on Planetvm.net. Well she has decided that it is time to leave home and set up her own house for blogging.  you can now find her at www.rimmergram.com. We at PlanetVM.Net wish her all the best in her new home, and …

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Rimmergram Blog #10:- Exciting Technology times

As ever, the market in which we’re all focused continues to grow and then converge.  The recent acquisitions by VMware of DynamicOps and Nicira are two key examples.  I’m very lucky to have worked, and be working, with some of the game changing technologies in cloud and virtualization.  Some of my past clients’ companies have …

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Things from VMware you really should subscribe too.

VMware are possibly on of the best companies out there on managing So-Me (social media), the amount of information that they provide can be baffling at times, especially now that they have such an impressive array of products. however they do provide a set of very useful email and RSS Feeds, the one that I …

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It was time for a Change

As most of you know I have been an independent contractor for a long time, however I have been thinking of a change now for a significant amount of time.  it is with some trepidation that I have stepped back into employed status.  It will be a significant change to have to work for somebody …

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Very nice link for downloading Sysinternal files

For those of us who have been in IT for a while doing work in Microsoft environments before will know all about the great tools that the guys at Sysinternals provide,  many will remember being worried when they got bought by the big beast themselves and they became part of Microsoft, but they have continued …

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VMware Workstation 8.0 released

This morning VMware released VMware Workstation 8 to the public. Here’s the link to the What’s New:  Workstation 8 What’s New and here are the release notes: Workstation 8.0 Release Notes I was lucky enough to be one of the people who got invited into the VMware beta so I did have some time to …

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Rimmer’s Round Up of VMworld Las Vegas 2011

VMware is definitely more than just a regular virtualization company and continues along the bleeding edge of innovation.  As Paul Maritz explains in this interview, VMware is growing into an IT Solutions company, focused on 3 key areas: More efficient, automated infrastructure, Renewal of applications – develop new apps to service the Facebook generation and …

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Being prepared for the unexpected, and the expected

I will start off by saying I tend to consider myself a prepared person for most situations and tend to think in the logic of the flow charts if the result of A is this, then move here, if not move here.  Recently I found myself scrambling after our old SAN that stores our bulk …

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