It’s that time of summer -- VMworld US is only a few days away! Yet again I am making the trek to Las Vegas for the festivities. I wanted to highlight the sessions where I will be presenting so that you have the opportunity to either schedule and come heckle or remind yourself to watch … Continue reading Catch Me at VMworld US 2017!
vBrownBag EMEA is in the midst of recording sessions that cover the VCAP6-DCV Deploy (3V0-622) exam. If you are interested in presenting one of the exam objective, see the Call for Presenters post here. Objective 2.2 – Map Service Dependencies Skills and Abilities Evaluate dependencies for infrastructure and application services that will be included in a vSphere design. Create … Continue reading vBrownBag – VCAP6-DCV Design Objective 2.2
This year I am honored to be one of the Virtual Design Master (vDM) judges. If you are unfamiliar with vDM, it is a technology driven reality competition that showcases virtualization community member and their talents as architects. Some competitors are seasoned architect while others are just beginning their design journey. To find out more … Continue reading Virtual Design Master: Conceptual, Logical, Physical
vBrownBag EMEA is in the midst of recording sessions that cover the VCAP6-DCV Design (3V0-622) exam. If you are interested in presenting one of the exam objective, see the Call for Presenters post here. Objective 1.3 –Build Availability Requirements into a vSphere 6.x Logical Design Skills and Abilities Evaluate which logical availability services can be used with a given … Continue reading vBrownBag – VCAP6-DCV Design Objective 2.3
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
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
ICYMI, you can find Part I here. Second Attempt - Pass! The important decision to make whether I should wait or reapply immediately. Brett and I talked a lot about this over the two days following our results. I decided that I would shore up the gaps in our design (primarily our DR plan and … Continue reading Learning from Failure – My Path to VCDX (Part II)