Recently, a client asked me what happens if ESX(i) servers are pointed towards the Windows domain name in “Time Configuration” and one or more domain controllers are not contactable? While I had a theory, I realised I have never tested what actually happens and what is the failure process. As I have seen many environments […]
I happen to have two Synology boxes in my lab (DS213+ and DS412+) and I try to keep them updated as much as I can. Recently, DSM 5.1 was released which applies to both of them so this weekend, I took a few minutes to update both of my devices. DSM 5.1 brings a lot […]
This post is about a very useful one-liner I use often and one that has saved me a lot of headache in the past. I tweeted about this one earlier in the year as well but thought this one actually deserves a blog post so that it’s not lost in the large space that is […]
Yes, this is the same blog site and looks a bit different but I hope the change is a positive one. I’ve been long aware that my blog has been in a state of disrepair and the readability has gone downhill. Due to commitments at work and home, I’ve not been getting the chance to […]
While deploying a vCenter Operations Manager appliance a few days back, I was hit by the following error message (towards the end of its deployment):
Failed to deploy OVF package: The task was canceled by a user.
That was of course surprising given I didn’t cancel the task. Thinking it might be a glitch, I tried it […]
… and so the last day was upon me. Sort of a reality check that all the learning and meeting people is going to end (not to mention the great weather!) and soon it’ll be time to say goodbyes.
I’ve found that checking out is much easier if you’re too early or too late. If you’ve […]
Day 3 for me started with the general session. This time, I chose to sit in the blogger’s area, instead of the hall, which turned out to be the right decision. Comfortable seating and a table in front meant I could use my laptop to tweet as announcements were being made.
Anyway, focus for the session was […]
Well, the start to day 2 wasn’t too great – my laptop’s WiFi broke at the wrong time! I guess there’s never a right time to have a broken adapter but it’s time to buy another one! Anyway, managed to get the already delayed blog post about the previous two days out that I hope you’ve […]
VMworld 2014 Europe will open for the general attendees today but as always, activities started a couple of days ago and in this post, I am documenting what’s been happening so far.
Like a lot of other people, I got here about noon on Sunday. I like to do that as that gives me a chance […]
Just a quick note about a weird bug I came across yesterday. I was implementing a vCloud Connector 2.6 setup and about to do “Cloud Registrations” on their respective nodes. However, the following error message was returned when I first tried it:
Incorrect url https://<<Domain Name>>.local
I double-checked the URL in case it was mistyped but it […]