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Present Powerpoint slides in window instead of full screen


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I just had to do a Zoom presentation (on a Macbook by the way) and one thing which always bugs me is that I need to run the presentation in full screen and can’t see the chat or Q&A. I like to address questions as I go during the presentation. I was going through the […]

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MS Office autoupdate in constant loop on OSX / Mac


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Oh man, this was driving me insane. I found myself in a situation where MS Office Autoupdate was in a loop, I think it ran about once an hour at least for 2 days. Each time, of course, it would tell me there were no updates. Frustrating for sure. I place it in to “Manual” […]

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DQLEN changes, what is going on?


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I had a question this week on twitter, it was about the fact that DQLEN changes to values well below it was expected to be (30) in esxtop for a host. There was latency seen and experienced seen for VMs so the question was why is this happening and wouldn’t a lower DQLEN make things […]

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Free E-Book: Operationalizing VMware vSAN


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A while ago my colleague and friend Kevin Lees reached out to me and asked me if I could go over some material he wrote together with Paul Wiggett. He also asked me if I would be willing to write a foreword. When Kevin send the document over I literally finished it within a day. What […]

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Black Friday Gift: Free copy of the vSphere 6.7 Clustering Deep Dive, thanks Rubrik (ebook)


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Many asked us if the ebook would be made available for free again. Today I have the pleasure of announcing that Frank, Niels and I have worked once again with Rubrik and the VMUG organization to make the vSphere 6.7 Clustering Deep Dive book available for free! Yes, that is 0 USD / EURO, or […]

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vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive book coming soon!


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Cormac and I decided to update the vSAN Essentials book. We added a whole bunch of extra info and also decided to rebrand it. “Essentials” did not really cut it, it is much more than that. Considering I just finished the Clustering Deep Dive with Frank and Niels, we figured this could be a nice […]

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Audio stops working on MAC / OSX


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I have this issue where my sound / audio just stops working on my Mac / OSX. Very annoying, and as I find myself searching for the command every time I have this issue I figured I would simply drop it on my blog as a reminder, much easier to find, at least for me. […]

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ESXi on ARM/Raspberry Pi for vSAN Witness purposes or for?


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I was just catching up on a couple of VMworld sessions. One session that stood out to me was most definitely once again the session by Chris Wolf and Daniel Beveridge. I am not going to write up a full coverage of it, as it is mostly very similar to the session they did in the […]

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HA Futures: Admission Control – Part 2 of 4 – (Please comment, feedback needed!)


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Admission Control is always a difficult topic when I talk to customers. It seems that many people still don’t fully grasp the concept, or simply misunderstand how it works. To be honest, I can’t blame them. It doesn’t always make sense when you think things through. Most recently for Admission Control we introduced a mechanism […]

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VMworld Video: vSphere 6.7 Clustering Deep Dive


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As all videos are posted for VMworld (and nicely listed by William), I figured I would share the session Frank Denneman and I presented. It ended up in the Top 10 Sessions on Monday, which is always a great honor. We had a lot of positive feedback and comments, thanks for that! Most importantly, it […]

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