Possible Issues with June Microsoft Security Updates

There have been reports that a couple of Microsoft security updates for the month of June are causing some issues with VMware vCenter, the main one is KB 980773 – this is an update to DotNet.  While I am in the process of rebuilding my test lab this will be something I will defiantly test out prior to updating our production vCenter server this month.  For a little more information of the subject, there is a small discussion going on the VMware forums regarding this issue, this should be a decent source of information until more is discovered later on.  http://communities.vmware.com/message/1549225


vEXPERT 2010


Well the wait is finally over and this years awards have been announced, well most of them. there is a second tranche on Monday due to John and the voting team running out of time.

I am pleased and very honoured to have been awarded the status for the second year. I would like to thank John Troyer and his team of judges for thinking me worthy of a second years status.

I would like to take this opportunity to issue my best wishes and congratulations to all those that retained the award for a second and offer a warm welcome to those who have gained it for the first time this year.

I would also like to offer my commiserations to those of the 2009 intake that have not retained their award.

For those of my readers who are unaware of what the vEXPERT award is for, I am printing an extract from VMware’s site on the subject

The VMware vEXPERT Award is given to individuals who have significantly contributed to the community of VMware users over the past year. vEXPERTs are book authors, bloggers, VMUG leaders, tool builders, and other IT professionals who share their knowledge and passion with others. These vEXPERTs have gone above and beyond their day jobs to share their technical expertise and communicate the value of VMware and virtualization to their colleagues and community.

So by way of closing this short post I would once again, wish to thank John and his team for the honour of being awarded the status for a second year.

Liquidware labs reach 4.6.

Liquidware Labs are to release their next version of the award winning software “Stratusphere”,  this company have had nothing but stellar growth since I first became aware of them at VMworld 2009, I cannot believe that the product is now at 4.6. Continue reading “Liquidware labs reach 4.6.”

VCDX Brown Bags

For many that have been on their VCP 4 journey the resource over at Cody’s site ProfessionalVMware.com has been an important and useful weapon in the revision armory,  well Cody and me are about to commence our VCDX journey so we thought that we would start a Brown Bag for the Advanced Admin Exam.  So if you have any thoughts on what to study post your requests either here or on Cody’s page and we will get the party started

The Results are out. Eric’s Best Virtualisation Bloggers list.

Thanks to Eric Siebert of www.vsphere-land.com for his sterling work in organising and collating the top Virtualization Bloggers list, I can only imagine the amount of work that went into producing the list.   Firstly I would like to congratulate those that got into the list and commiserate with those that failed to get in this time.  I am shocked, but proud to be at #16 the standard of posts has been rapidly improving over the last year or so.  Congratulations to Duncan for retaining his #1 slot, some people produce quantity, some quality, Duncan produces both at the same time. Kudos is given there.  Well done Chad on usurping Scott for #2, but then it would never do for a worker to be higher that the boss would it  LOL.

Continue reading “The Results are out. Eric’s Best Virtualisation Bloggers list.”

Scott Lowe Starts as a Warrior Monk

Today is Scott’s first day at EMC working in Chad’s Army and although a sad loss to his previous employers ePlus and those customers that he engaged with, let me wish him all the best in this new endeavour of his. Like you I know that he will rock the kasbah. Scott is one of those rare IT professionals that are knowledgeable and personable. He made a comment recently on Twitter about being him being 3miles across and 1″ deep from a technical standpoint, I think that his definition of an inch is significantly different to mine and a few others. If Scott is only an inch deep then I am down to a couple of millimeters depth :D,  you just have to read his blog posts or his book (buy it you know you want too, it is well worth the money) to understand he is a rare individual.

So once again All the best in your new position, Chad and gained a valuable asset to his team.