2904, 2015

ProTip: Use “watch” to monitor or troubleshoot ESXi

By |April 29th, 2015|ESX, VMware, vSphere|2 Comments

Just thought I should do a quick post about a command that is extremely useful but often forgotten and that command is “watch”. Syntax of this command is:
where “n” is the interval in seconds (2 by default).

This command is used as a wrapper, to constantly update results from another command, at a […]

3103, 2015

Useful Links for NTP Configuration in vSphere Environments

By |March 31st, 2015|ESX, vCenter, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere, Windows|0 Comments

A few months ago, I was helping out a customer with a time configuration issue on their vSphere environment. For one specific question, I investigated and wrote the post:

ESXi Time Configuration: Don’t point it towards the Windows Domain name

However, while doing the investigations, I went through various documents produced by VMware. As NTP (Network Time […]

1202, 2015

Book Review: VMware vSphere Security Cookbook

By |February 12th, 2015|Book Review, Virtualization, vSphere|0 Comments

Time for a book review. This book was released in November last year so I know it’s a bit late but I’ve just got my hands on it. I hope you won’t mind.

It is written by Mike Greer and is just over 300 pages long, divided into 13 chapters. It starts with a brief introduction […]

602, 2015

CrowdChat on vSphere 6

By |February 6th, 2015|Virtualization, vSphere|0 Comments

A few days back, Corey Romero asked me if I am interested in co-hosting a CrowdChat session on vSphere. Having never been on CrowdChat, jumping from nothing to co-hosting seemed a bit intimidating but I’ve always liked a challenge so I said yes. Plus, this was another something that I could do for this amazing community easily […]

202, 2015

vSphere 6: Upgrade Considerations

By |February 2nd, 2015|vCenter, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere|7 Comments

Chances are that unless you are an organisation new to vSphere or want an installation in the lab, you will be upgrading your existing vSphere infrastructure to the new vSphere 6.0 at some point in the future. As there are some design changes in this version, there are decision points that must be considered before […]

202, 2015

vSphere 6: VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA): Design Decisions

By |February 2nd, 2015|vCenter, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere|5 Comments

We all know the pains that vSphere Certificate management presents us with. While VMware’s Certificate Administration tool has made life a bit simpler, it is still quite a chore to generate requests, get the certificates (in the right format) and installing it in the right order. It was also quite a bit of work to […]

202, 2015

vSphere 6: Platform Services Controller (PSC): Design Decisions

By |February 2nd, 2015|vCenter, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere|11 Comments

The vSphere development team has done a great job in maintaining the same look and feel when it comes to interface of the new vSphere 6.0. Of course, there are minor changes due to new features but if you’ve been using previous versions of vSphere, you’ll have no trouble navigating through the new version.

However, don’t let […]

2001, 2015

How to install WordPress on a Synology Box?

By |January 20th, 2015|How To, Synology|4 Comments

My daughter has her own Wordpress.com blog where she posts articles about whatever she finds interesting. A few days back, she asked me if she could have a ISP-hosted WordPress blog, as she now wants have more control over things like themes and plugins etc. Before investing any money into it, I wanted to see just how […]

1301, 2015

OnePlus One Phone: A User Review

By |January 13th, 2015|Android, General, Hardware, Mobile|0 Comments

My wife was looking for a new phone and just before Christmas, I suggested her to go for a OnePlus One phone. At that time, they were offering the phone without the invite and promising delivery before Christmas. As luck would have it, by the time she made up her mind, it went back to […]

1201, 2015

A New Journey

By |January 12th, 2015|General|4 Comments

Today, I start my life as an independent/freelance consultant. This was one of the most difficult decisions of my life as I had to leave the best bunch of people to work with at Xtravirt. I know this is sudden and also came as a shock to many at Xtravirt but evaluating my priorities over […]