2 12, 2015

How To Resolve Issues Connecting vRealize Orchestrator To Hosted ServiceNow

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:00+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Cloud, How To, Orchestrator, vCAC, Virtualization, vRA, vRO|2 Comments

On one of my vRealize Automation engagements, I was asked by my customer to integrate their vRealize Automation environment with their externally-hosted ServiceNow implementation. Now, this was a typical distributed environment and Orchestrator was buried deep inside a subnet, along with other servers within the deployment. Obviously, the machines talked to each other fine but for [...]

20 01, 2015

How to install WordPress on a Synology Box?

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:01+00:00 January 20th, 2015|How To, Synology|14 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 [...]

30 08, 2014

How to Repair/Reinstall vCenter Orchestrator on Windows

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:03+00:00 August 30th, 2014|How To, Orchestrator, vCenter, Virtualization|0 Comments

Recently, after an upgrade to my vCenter machine, I was left with a situation where a couple of things broke in vCenter Orchestrator. One of those was a broken password, forcing me to reset the password back to the default. The other was some corruption somewhere, ending up displaying the following error when I clicked [...]

12 02, 2014

Yet Another VCAP-DCD Exam Experience Post

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:06+00:00 February 12th, 2014|General, How To, Virtualization, VMware|5 Comments

You must be thinking: Not another VCAP-DCD exam experience post!  But it's customary now-a-days to blog about one's VCAP exam experience.  Mine has been outstanding for a while so today, I am correcting that. Like a lot of other people, I also flunked the test the first time.  It wasn't that I was complacent about [...]

30 12, 2013

How to deploy VMware Capacity Planner properly (Part I)

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:06+00:00 December 30th, 2013|Capacity Planner, How To, Virtualization|4 Comments

Recently, I was on an engagement where use of VMware Capacity Planner was required, to get an estimate of consolidation ratios.  This was done in order to build a business case for virtualization.  Now I know that this is not a topic that many are interested in as it's not a "core" virtualization component but [...]

6 06, 2013

How to Recover Virtual Machines with Corrupt Snapshots

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:06+00:00 June 6th, 2013|Disaster Recovery, ESX, General, How To, vCenter, Virtual Lab, Virtualization|0 Comments

There are times when a virtual machine might start rebooting or shut down completely, due to one or more snapshots for that machine getting corrupt.  Depending on the type of failure, recovery from such a situation is possible and at times, with all data intact.  For example, when a backup solution takes a snapshot as [...]

16 03, 2013

Getting Started with VMware Hybrid Cloud

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:07+00:00 March 16th, 2013|Cloud, ESX, Firewall, How To, vCenter, Virtual Lab, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere, Windows|0 Comments

In the past couple of years, the term "cloud services" has become very fashionable.  Every company wants to be on it.  So, even if your day-to-day job is not virtualization, it still makes sense to know about it.  Now, even though a cloud service is just a platform outside your own private environment, to someone [...]

9 04, 2010

Root password change on an ESX host

By | 2010-04-09T11:13:15+00:00 April 9th, 2010|ESX, Virtualization|10 Comments

Every now and then, there comes a time when you have to change the "root" password on an ESX host.  It might be because someone has left the company or could simply be an event when a problem required the root password to be revealed to people other than the "gods". One of the common misconceptions [...]