Attending #SFD14 next week

Long time listener, first time caller, I have always been a fan of the Tech Field Day series, they produce great content. Next week I am attending Storage Field Day 14 as a first time delegate. Looking forward to hearing what Dell-EMC, Scality and E8 Storage have to present over

VCDX – Enhanced Blueprint

Earlier this year RoundTower hosted the NPX Boot Camp in Cincinnati. During the three day boot camp one of the participants came up with a way to summarize requirements on a diagram during white-boarding which was very interesting. Why am I blogging about it? One of the problems that I

Nutanix Xtract for VMs is now GA

At .NEXT 2017 US, Nutanix announced Xtract for VMs. Today it has been released.

Turbonomic openSUSE to CentOS Appliance Migration

You may have heard the news, the Turbonomic appliance platform has changed from openSUSE to CentOS. If you want to upgrade your appliance to version 6.0, then you must migrate to the new CentOS platform. You can stay on your openSUSE appliance, but you will hit the version ceiling of

vSphere 6.5 – PSC or vCSA Node not listed

This post is applicable to customers using VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5. Problem: Login to vSphere Web Client. Browse to Home, System Configuration and select Nodes on the top left-hand corner of the UI. One of your PSC appliances or vCSA instances does not appear in the node list. You

Turbonomic 6.0 is live!

Turbonomic has announced the release of version 6.0 of their Automation Platform. The most exciting part for me, is the new HTML5 UI is now fully functional and you no longer need to use the Flash-based UI (the “Classic UI” will still be present in the near future for the

vSphere 6.5 – vCSA Update Root Password Expiry

This post is applicable to customers using VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5. Problem: You update your vCSA 6.5 instance to 6.5 U1a. After the update is completed successfully, the root Password Expiry Policy is enabled with 365 days, when it was previously disabled. This introduces operational risk to your environment

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