Monthly Archives: October 2015

Mr. Sloof and VMworld TV is back in action at VMworld EMEA

The VMworld TV crew featuring the notorious blogger Eric Sloof along with his sidekick Jeremy van Doorn were notably missing this year from VMworld in the US. I always enjoyed watching Mr. Sloof in action at VMworld recording video footage and interviews all over the event and producing daily wrap-up videos, so it was disappointing …

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Access all the VMworld 2015 session recordings for just $200

VMware has released approximately 50 VMworld 2015 sessions for free but you’re still missing out on tons of other great sessions that are only available to paid attendees. Well now you can get access to all those great recordings for the relatively low price of $200 by purchasing a VMUG Advantage membership. The price of …

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New KB articles published for week ending 10/24/15

Virtual Disk Development Kit Running Backup or Restore commands using using Virtual Disk Development Kit on an ESXi host on vmdk files with a size equal or a multiple of 2TB fails with the error: ESXMapperGetPhysicalMapping:Failed to get physical mapping (2135503) Date Published: 10/23/2015 Virtual Disk Development Kit 6.0 U1 Backup and Restore commands fail […]

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Survey highlights interest in VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) but also challenges

Primary Data conducted a survey of VMworld attendees to find out the level of interest in VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) as well as what are the challenges and concerns that are keeping people from adopting it. The survey had 355 responses which is a good sampling that  probably represents the viewpoints of the majority of …

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Running vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 in Fusion


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I am doing some simple tests at home and I am running the vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 in Fusion. In order to get it working there are a couple of tricks I have to perform, I find myself resorting to the same blogs over and over again so I figured I would just put it […]

Running vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 in Fusion” originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow me on twitter – @DuncanYB.

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Stretched Clusters: Disable failover of specific VMs during full site failure


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Last week at VMworld when presenting on Virtual SAN Stretched Clusters someone asked me if it was possible to “disable the fail-over of VMs during a full site failure while allowing a restart during a host failure”. I thought about it and said “no, that is not possible today”. Yes you can “disable HA restarts” […]

Stretched Clusters: Disable failover of specific VMs during full site failure” originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow me on twitter – @DuncanYB.

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ALERT: Products with public CA certificates expiring Nov.1 | Are you affected?

Starting November 1st 2015, public Certificate Authorities (CA) will no longer issue certificates with a subjectAltName extension or Subject commonName field containing a Reserved IP Address or…

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New KB articles published for week ending 10/17/15

VMware ESX Selecting a virtual machine folder in the datastore browser in vCenter Server 5.x and 6.0 fails with the error: Inaccessible datastore. The datastore datastorename is no longer accessible (2131186) Date Published: 10/12/2015 VMware ESXi VMware Tools Automatic Upgrade sails with the error: “vix error code = 21009″ (2129927) Date Published: 10/15/2015 Deploying a […]

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Win a Home Lab that you can fit in your pocket

Well you might not be able to fit it all in your pocket but at least the server will fit. VMTurbo is giving away a TurboStack Home Lab and all you have to do for a chance to win is watch a video. What is the TurboStack? The TurboStack was created to enable you to …

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VMworld 2016 at Mandalay Bay – does it have enough room and you can pre-register now

At VMworld this year VMware announced that next year VMworld will be going back to Vegas next year but not at it’s usual location of The Venetian/Palazzo & the Sands Expo Center, but instead at Mandalay Bay. This change was made because the Moscone Center is under-going renovations next year, so for whatever reasons (i.e. …

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