31 12, 2014

My year in review

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:02+00:00 December 31st, 2014|General, Virtualization|3 Comments

As this year draws to a close and I review my performance as a passionate virtualisation enthusiast, this has been an "OK" year. My aim this year was to contribute more; both professionally and to the community. While I am happy that I did go some way in achieving that, I do feel that it could [...]

16 12, 2014

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

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:02+00:00 December 16th, 2014|ESX, vCenter, Virtual Lab, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere|2 Comments

A client asked me what happens if ESXi 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. I have seen many environments where using [...]