Author: mwpreston

Oracle brings customer-focus and performance to the cloud.

When we think of cloud there are a couple big names that come to the top of mind – certainly, the conglomerates that are AWS and Azure are the first to come off the tip of our tongues, with Google being a little bit later to the game but still providing a robust offering of services on their GCP offering.  Recently at the Oracle Ravello Blogger Day (#RBD2) we got an in-depth look at another player in the game, Oracle.  As of right now I know the mixed emotions you may be having in regards to the words Oracle and...

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The StarWind Hybrid Cloud – Active Active replication for your Hybrid Cloud!

Almost every organization today is looking at or implementing some sort of cloud strategy. Cloud, along with this IT transformation era we are in is providing organizations with a more cost-effective, agile environment – freeing up resources and time to allow our IT personnel to focus on generating business revenue rather than simply keeping the lights on. That said, production deployments in the cloud come with many challenges and a lot of organizations shy away from going “all in” on the cloud right away. Instead, we are seeing a trend of organizations adopting some sort of hybrid cloud, using...

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Storage vMotion and the method is disabled by vm-XXXXXXX

I had a bit of a failure the other day that required me to perform a failover with Veeam.  The failover process itself went flawlessly, however when I attempted to go through my normal motions of performing a Storage vMotion of the replica back onto my production hosts I was met with this ‘ method is disabled by vm- ‘ error inside of both vSphere and Veeam which I’ve never encountered before… The method was disabled by ‘vm-XXXXXXX’ – where XXXX is the moref id of a VM in question. Now Veeam does have a way around this – instead of...

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Quick to the point – A specified parameter was not correct spec.vmProfile in Veeam

A quick little break/fix that I ran into the other day with a Veeam instance of mine – Basically, I was trying to configure one VM within a replication job to store it’s replica data on a certain datastore – the process itself is fairly simple.  We basically use the ‘Pick datastore’ link on the Destination section of the configuration job – this allows us to essentially override the job settings on a per VM basis as it pertains to destination storage.  Well, I went ahead and selected my datastore, re-ran the job and received the following error. A...

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Quick to the point – VMware Tools Installation throwing vix error code 21012 – yeah, now what?!?

Ah, the subtleties of upgrading a vSphere environment – tackle the vCenter, tackle the hosts, and then take care of the VMware Tools and Compatability of the VMs themselves.  It’s not rocket science but for some reason, I always seem to run into an issue somewhere along the line.  This time, it was during the VMware Tools installation on a subset of VMs, running on a couple specific hosts.  VMs running on 4 out of the 6 host cluster were updating their tools just fine and dandy – but on the other two hosts, no matter what I did I...

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