23 11, 2015

UK VMUG UserCon 2015: My Notes

By |November 23rd, 2015|Virtualization, VMUG|0 Comments

Like last year, I had a chance to attend UK VMUG UserCon 2015 this year too and looking at the line up, I simply couldn’t miss the opportunity. As I am working independently now, these gatherings are of even more importance to me as not only there’s learning; it’s my chance to catch up with […]

16 10, 2015

VMworld Europe 2015 – Day 3 (Last)

By |October 16th, 2015|VMware, VMworld|0 Comments

So, it was the last day. It had been quite a hectic week so far (as always) but activities were still going strong. First order of the day was for me to get to the venue, leave my suitcase with the bag drop and get the update post for day 2 published that I wasn’t able to […]

15 10, 2015

VMworld Europe 2015 – Day 2

By |October 15th, 2015|VMware, VMworld|1 Comment

On Day 2, I got to the venue early and published my update for Day 1 of VMworld Europe 2015. Once that was done, it was time for some breakfast and lots of coffee.

It is customary to start Day 2 with a General Session and this time, it was EUC (End User Computing) and NSX’s turn […]

14 10, 2015

VMworld Europe 2015 – Day 1

By |October 14th, 2015|VMware, VMworld|3 Comments

Yesterday was Day 1 of the main event. I got to the venue, bright and early, and helped myself to a great selection of bakery items. Also, didn’t forget to fill me up with lots of caffeine, which I so desperately needed. I’ve only attended VMworld in Barcelona so not sure if the US version is […]

13 10, 2015

VMworld Europe 2015 – It’s All Kicking Off!

By |October 13th, 2015|VMware, VMworld|2 Comments

Yes, after the confusion last year on what number are the days, I’ve decided to go for a neutral name. Avoids all the naming issues (unlike the products we work with every day!)

Got to Barcelona at about noon on Sunday and checked in. Had to sacrifice the start of Russian GP (Formula 1) but hey, the […]

9 10, 2015

My Session Schedule at VMworld Europe 2015

By |October 9th, 2015|VMware, VMworld|2 Comments

Like many of you, I am also looking forward to attending VMworld this year. I have a feeling that this year, VMware has left a bit more for Barcelona than last year and I hope my hunch is right.

Just thought I should do a quick post, listing the sessions I have booked for myself, in […]

24 09, 2015

VMworld EMEA 2015: Useful Pointers

By |September 24th, 2015|General, VMware, VMworld|1 Comment

Like last year, I am attending VMworld EMEA as an official blogger. VMware has kindly granted me a pass for keeping you all informed with all the activities, technical or not. Having attended a few of these now, I thought it would be a good idea to jot down a few pointers, in case you […]

31 08, 2015

vRealize Automation: Troubleshooting Mail Configuration (or notification) Issues

By |August 31st, 2015|vCAC, Virtualization, vRA|1 Comment

On a couple of engagements in the recent past, I encountered situations where I was configuring Inbound/Outbound mail for newly-installed vRealize Automation environments.  Despite assurances from mail admins that settings provided to me by them were correct, I found that mail didn’t just work smoothly and I had to do some minor investigations. There isn’t […]

7 07, 2015

Workrave: Saving Lazy IT People from RSI (and other ailments)

By |July 7th, 2015|General, Strategy|0 Comments

I don’t know about you but I happen to be pretty lazy when it comes to taking breaks while working in front of a computer. This is especially true if I am working from home. There is always “let me finish this first and then I’ll take a break” which of course, never happens.

Knowing that […]

18 06, 2015

Adding PowerShell Hosts with Kerberos Authentication: krb5.conf Explained

By |June 18th, 2015|Orchestrator, vCAC, Virtualization, vRA, vRO|0 Comments

When adding Powershell hosts to vRealize Orchestrator using Kerberos Authentication, one has to create the krb5.conf file. There are various articles on that and the best one I’ve seen is “this one”, so I am not going to repeat all that information here. However, I thought to write something up about what’s important to remember while […]