vThinking Aloud: Publish Content Library to S3 for Cross-Region/Cross-Account Replication
Jul25

vThinking Aloud: Publish Content Library to S3 for Cross-Region/Cross-Account Replication

What if you could publish your Content Library directly to AWS S3 and then Cross-Region Replicate it for better availability? Come read my thoughts on the topic!

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Open VM Tools 10.2.0-3 vSphere Guest Customization Issues
Jul25

Open VM Tools 10.2.0-3 vSphere Guest Customization Issues

Hey all – I recently went to deploy a solution involving a few Ubuntu 16.04 LTS VMs in my lab to eventually put on AWS.  There are some issues I’ve been having with deploying (updated) Ubuntu 16.04 LTS templates to my vSphere 6.7 cluster (though this seems to not work in 6.5 as well). I have a number of templates in my labs (and in production, having the same issue).  One thing I try to do is keep templates up to date so I...

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VCSA 6.5 -> 6.7 upgrade — Failed to authenticate with guest
Jul18

VCSA 6.5 -> 6.7 upgrade — Failed to authenticate with guest

During a VCSA upgrade I came across a weird issue with the root account password being both expired and not expired depending on who you ask!

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NSX, pfSense, and OSPF
Jun12

NSX, pfSense, and OSPF

Just when I thought all of my dynamic routing dreams would come true… OSPF and pfSense fail me (somewhat). Read more!

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NSX 6.4.1 is here w/ vSphere 6.7 support and more!
May24

NSX 6.4.1 is here w/ vSphere 6.7 support and more!

Hey all – you may have been wondering why I haven’t posted about vSphere 6.7 yet.  Well, there are literally two reasons: one is that my lab runs VMware NSX (6.4.0) and so obviously with that comes more compatibility dependencies and the second is that Veeam has no support for vSphere 6.7 yet.  I know, it may seem silly to require Veeam in a lab but I simply have too many hours spent setting things up just right and...

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