Category Archives: General

March Writing

There is often a lag between me submitting articles for publication and the time they arrive on the website. There wasn’t a lot to report on February’s publications but I was very busy writing. This month a few of those came … Continue reading

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Vendor Briefing – Runecast

I have written (ranted) before about how I like management tools that are focused on helping me do my job, rather than showing me how much data they gather. I get the feeling that the team at Runecast have the … Continue reading

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Mobile Home vSphere Lab?

The most interesting prize at the Australian VMUG UserCons last week was from QNAP. They gave away a portable NAS that contains a 5 port gigabit switch and also runs VMs. The TBS-453A NASbook seems like it would be right at … Continue reading

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Chat with @RebeccaFitzhugh at #TFD13

The second interview that I recorded at the start of February (ages ago, so slack of me) was with Rebecca. I first met Rebecca at VMworld EMEA last year, shortly after she had achieved her VCDX. Rebecca travels a lot, … Continue reading

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February Writing

February is the height of summer in New Zealand. We have had weeks of daytime highs hitting 80F (27C), and 90% humidity overnight. My Raspberry Pi with a temperature and humidity sensor shows a consistent pattern. With no air conditioning … Continue reading

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Vendor Briefing – Login VSI with Login PI

What is the end user experience of your VDI platform? Losing sight of the end user experience is a fundamental mistake in VDI. Yet it is surprising how few products monitor the user experience of accessing a desktop through VDI. … Continue reading

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An Interview with Josh @EuroBrew at #TFD13

I sat down for a few minutes with Josh De Jong while we were both at Tech Field Day 13. We only managed to grab a few minutes before we had to rejoin the TFD train. That is the way … Continue reading

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From the Beginning, Getting Started with SolarWinds

SolarWinds has hit my radar a couple of times, both as an exhibitor at Tech Field Day events and as a management tool that I see deployed at customer sites. After a briefing  and Tech Field Day 13 I decided that … Continue reading

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Removing Orphaned VMs from the vSphere 6.5 Web Client

As you probably know, vSphere 6.5 has removed the vSphere Client Windows application. Now all vSphere management is through the web client or the new HTML client, confusingly also called vSphere Client. My lab has been vSphere 6.5 for a few … Continue reading

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My Writing in January

January is summer here in New Zealand, our holiday season starts with Christmas and school is out until early February. Traditionally almost nothing happens in New Zealand during January. Certainly nothing business related. Despite this, I wrote a few articles … Continue reading

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