I am pleased to announce that I was selected as a speaker at the WT2 (Women Transforming Technology) conference on 28 February 2017 in Palo Alto, CA. I will be presenting a session regarding “Leadership Lessons Learned from the Marine Corps.” I will discuss different lessons (good and bad) that I learned from my 5 years … Continue reading Selected as WT2 Speaker!
Considering we're over halfway through January, it would now would be an appropriate time for me to write down what I want to accomplish in 2017. My goals for this year: Blog more - Blogging as been something that I’ve never been able to maintain a steady rhythm or schedule. Historically I’ve blogged when I’ve run into … Continue reading Goals for 2017
I recently ran into an issue with the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 installer. When I proceeded to Step 5, “Set up appliance VM” I received the error: “A problem occurred while reading the OVF file…Error: ovftool is not available.” After some research, it turns out that macOS Sierra (10.12.x) is not supported and, of … Continue reading macOS VCSA Installer “ovftool” Error
App Volumes uses a provisioning machine to capture applications in order to create AppStacks. According to the App Volumes User Guide, “the provisioning of AppStacks must be performed on a clean base image…” In my opinion, a “clean base image” implies that this machine is not domain joined and therefore not inheriting any group policies. … Continue reading App Volumes 2.12 – Provisioning Machine Must be Domain Joined?
As if 2016 weren't bad enough...this year is going to be slightly longer than normal. New Year's Eve will be one second longer in 2016 to adjust for the shifting rotation of the Earth. A leap second is a one-second adjustment that is sometimes applied to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in order to keep its time of day close … Continue reading 2016 takes a leap…a leap second
I’m excited to announce that I will be attending Tech Field Day 13 as a delegate. TFD13 will be held in Austin from 1-3 February 2017. What is Tech Field Day? It is an event that brings together tech vendors and independent thought leaders to discuss products and share information and opinions. I’m looking forward … Continue reading Tech Field Day 13 Delegate!
Nothing is more fun than walking into a client site on a Monday morning and something that’s supposed to be easy (installing Horizon Agent in base image) doesn’t work. I logged into the Windows 7 virtual desktop image and tried to install the Horizon Agent, however, I received a message stating: “The system must be … Continue reading Horizon Agent fails to install: “system must be rebooted” error
When provisioning Horizon 7 Instant Clones, you may have noticed some new folders that were created in the VM and Template view in the vSphere Web Client. Each of these folders has a specific purpose for Instant Clones: ClonePrepInternalTemplateFolder cp-template-xxxx - Virtual machine that is a template used to create Instant Clones; this is created … Continue reading Horizon 7 Instant Clones – Folder Structure
This will be the first post of a series —as I am going to post my study notes for NPP as a general reference and a study tool for others. We’ll start with the basics, Nutanix vocabulary. The Nutanix Xtereme Computing Platform (XCP) is a converged, scale-out compute and storage system that is purpose built … Continue reading Nutanix Vocabulary
This month I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on my time in the Marine Corps, and not just because of Veterans Day a few weeks ago. November 27 is 10 years since I stood on the yellow footprints at bootcamp in Parris Island, SC, and 5 years since I separated from the service. I’ve … Continue reading Lessons Learned From My Time in the Marine Corps