Month: October 2016

Friday Shorts – #vDM30in30, AWS, Reading, Writing, AWS and more…

Would it kill you not to be so funny all the time? That’s all I’m askin’. This woman thinks I’m very funny and now you’re gonna be funny, so what am I gonna be? I’m gonna be a short bald guy with glasses who suddenly doesn’t seem so funny. – George Costanza VMworld is over – vSphere 6.5 is near With VMworld EMEA sweeping up the remains of the solutions exchange the dawn of vSphere 6.5 is here!  And with that comes a multitude – and I mean a crap load of multitudes of blogs talking about all of their favourite features of the release to come!  With that said I can’t possible link to all of them that I have read – but what I will link to is to the linkmaster himself Eric Siebert!  He’s got a great roundup post here of all of the features within vSphere 6.5.  Now this post doesn’t have links, just quickly lists the features – but if you want to go deeper on a certain feature be sure to check out his ‘vSphere 6.5 Link-O-Rama’ page as well! Renting vSphere on AWS VMware and AWS announced a partnership – one which would allow vSphere to run on the Amazon cloud!  What this means for customers is that they will get the familiarity of vSphere and all it has to offer, but on a...

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Tech Field Day 12 – Goin’ back to Cali!

Yes Mr Cool J you heard that right – Although you don’t ‘think’ you are heading back, this guy is indeed ‘Goin back to Cali!’  While Mr Cool J would rather stay in New York I’m heading to Silicon Valley to partake in Tech Field Day 12 with a slew of great delegates and sponsors alike!  This will be my first time in the Valley – so I’m pretty pumped to say the least!  I’m excited to finally be in the heart of all of the companies and technologies that I’ve been using my whole life, and writing about here for the past 5 years or so! TFD what? So if you haven’t heard of Tech Field Day then you have most certainly been missing out!  TFD is the brainchild of Stephen Foskett and his company Gestalt IT and is essentially a learning resource for the community.  Now I know, I know, there is already many many resources out there for us to find out about certain technologies or companies – we have white papers, books, blogs, videos, training, etc – but the problem is most of this stuff usually stems from strong marketing roots, and at times, can be a bit overwhelming trying to weed out the message from the technology!  TFD solves this by deep diving into the technology, and by placing a dozen or so tech...

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VMCE v9 Study Guide – Module 10 -Veeam ONE Auto Discovery, Business View and Alarms

Veeam ONE is essentially a management program, providing monitoring, reporting and alerting for your virtual infrastructure, whether that be Hyper-V or VMware.  The module for this course is broken down into 9 different sub modules, so lets look at each one in turn.   Auto Discovery of Backup and Virtual Infrastructure During the initial configuration of Veeam ONE users are prompted to chose and add their virtual infrastructure type – the options presented are VMware vCenter Server Hyper-V Host, Failover Cluster or SCVMM server Skip Virtual infrastructure configuration After selecting your desired virtual infrastructure you will be prompted for it’s name, either IP or FQDN, and some credentials to connect – along with the required port to connect on.  After installation we have the ability add other types of servers such as a standalone ESXi host and a vCloud Director server on the inventory pane inside the Infrastructure view. Once completed the initial configuration, the servers, both vSphere, Hyper-V or Veeam that you have setup during the installation will be propagated to all Veeam ONE components, such as monitor, reporter and business view and data will begin being collected  immediately as well as during its default scheduled time (weekdays @ 3 am). Once a connection has been established Veeam ONE will start pulling information and data on the top level scope you’ve added, plus all children.  Individual hosts/clusters can...

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