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  • Modifying TLS settings in vROps 7.5
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    If you’ve recently upgraded vROps to 7.5 you may wonder post upgrade why your vCenter 5.5 Adapters no longer work (and you see the below error message when testing Adapters….) or if you wrap up REST API calls with PowerShell (like done with PowervROps) and are no longer able to… Read more »
  • Building and running Windows Terminal
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    The big news from Microsoft over the last week has been the announcement of Windows Terminal. An open source project from Microsoft currently up on GitHub. Windows Terminal allows you to run multiple tabbed CLIs from the one window. Not only that but they can be a mix of different… Read more »
  • Released : Veeam PN v2…Making VPNs Simple, Reliable and Scalable
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    When it comes to connecting remote sites, branch offices or extending on-premises networks to the cloud that level of complexity has traditionally always been high. Networking has always been the most complex part of any IT platform. There has also always been a high level of cost associated with connecting… Read more »
  • Quick Post – Installing WireGuard Client on MacOS
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    For those that have been monitoring my Twitter posts over the past month of so, i’ve been hinting at some upcoming news around WireGuard and the research i’ve been doing by way of getting to know about what makes it tick. In a nutshell, WireGuard is a VPN protocol similar… Read more »
  • #VeeamON 2019 – Top Session Picks, Live Tech Demos and VeeamOn Party
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    VeeamON is happening next week and the final push towards the event is in full swing. I can tell you that that this years event is going to be slightly different for those that have attended VeeamONs in the past…however that is a good thing! This is going to be… Read more »
  • Tribalism in IT… Why It is in our nature to not all get along!
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    When I was a boy, I started following the Essendon Australian Rules Football club…I was drawn to their colours and I was also drawn to the fact they had just completed back to back premierships. Since then, I have been engaged in running battles with my father, family and friends…all… Read more »
  • Cohesity 6.2 – Office365 Exchange Online Protection
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    Introduction With the release of Cohesity version 6.2, there is support to protect Exchange Online Office365 mailboxes natively within the product. Protecting data in a SaaS platform is always an interesting discussion. At the end of the day, there is a shared responsibility model at play here, and as the… Read more »
  • Cloud Tier Data Migration between AWS and Azure… or anywhere in between!
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    At the recent Cloud Field Day 5 (CFD#5) I presented a deep dive on the Veeam Cloud Tier which was released as a feature extension of our Scale Out Backup Repository (SOBR) in Update 4 of Veeam Backup & Replication. Since we went GA we have been able to track… Read more »
  • vRNI 4.1 Insufficient capacity on each physical CPU
    Deploying vRNI 4.1 you might get an error: Insufficient capacity on each physical CPU. Read more »
  • Infrastructure as Code vs RESTful APIs … A Working Example with Terraform and vCloud Director
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    Last week I wrote an opinion piece on Infrastructure as Code vs RESTful APIs. In a nutshell, I talked about how leveraging IaC instead of trying to code against APIs directly can be more palatable for IT professionals as it acts as a middle man interpreter between yourself and the… Read more »
  • Infrastructure as Code vs RESTful APIs …Terraform and Everything in Between!
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    While I was a little late to the game in understanding the power of Infrastructure as Code, I’ve spent a lot of the last twelve months working with Terraform specifically to help deploy and manage various types of my lab and cloud based infrastructure. Appreciating how IaC can fundamentally change… Read more »
  • Released: Backup for Office 365 3.0 …Yes! You Still Need to Backup your SaaS
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    A couple of weeks ago of Veeam Backup for Office 365 version 3.0 (build 3.0.0.422) went GA. This new version builds on the 2.0 release that offered support for SharePoint and OneDrive as well as enhanced self service capabilities for Service Providers. Version 3.0 is more about performance and scalability as… Read more »
  • Cloud Field Day 5 – Recap and Videos #CFD5
    Last week I had the pleasure of presenting at Cloud Field Day 5 (a Tech Field Day event). Joined by Michael Cade and David Hill, we took the delegates through Veeam’s cloud vision by showcasing current product and features in the Veeam platform including specific technology that both leverages and… Read more »
  • Disaster Recovery and Resiliency with Veeam Cloud Tier
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    Yesterday at Cloud Field Day 5, I presented a deep dive on our Cloud Tier feature that was released as a feature for Scale Out Backup Repository (SOBR) in Veeam Backup & Replication Update 4. The section went through an overview of its value proposition as well as deep dive… Read more »
  • Using Ovftool
    Ovftool can be pretty awesome, but it can also be very difficult to use. I seem to have a love/hate relationship with it. Here I will go over some common issues I have with the tool. I’ve only tested on the Windows version of ovftool. Read more »
  • vExpert 2019 is here and it’s huge!
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    Well after a long wait it’s that time of year again when the first half of year announcements are made for vExperts. A big congratulations to all the new and returning vExperts this year, in particularly all my fellow Australian vExperts. And yeah why not, a congratulations to even those… Read more »
  • VMUG UserCon 2019 – Sydney and Melbourne
    This approached very quickly, and next week one of the hottest VMware events in ANZ will be held in Sydney and Melbourne – the VMUG UserCon events! VMUG UserCons are a free one day event held once a year featuring a small vendor expo area, lots of educational sessions throughout… Read more »
  • Configuring ESXi prerequisites for Packer
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    I’m currently working on a Packer build process for a customer using ESXi. The last time I had worked on Packer was over a year ago and I quickly realised how fast I forgot many things for a successful build. It’s also been interesting to experience new bugs and nuances… Read more »
  • Product Announcement: NSX-T 2.4
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    It’s that time of the year again where we have a new NSX release on our hands, specifically NSX-T 2.4. I’m still really new to NSX-T, and I can tell I have a lot to learn, but I’m hoping 2.4 is the release I’m able to really start to sink… Read more »
  • End of Year Post – 2018 Edition
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    Yeah – I know, I know. It’s February 2019 already and I’m only just wrapping up the 2018 calendar year! Better late than never, right? Similar to last year, the Christmas and New Year’s break (end of December) seems like a good time for everyone to take a step back… Read more »
  • VMware Cloud on AWS Management Exam 2019
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    It’s been a busy few weeks for me. Earlier on this month I wrote about sitting the VMware Cloud Provider Specialist Exam and continuing on from that I decided to pursue the VMware Cloud on AWS Management Exam. As I previously discussed with the Cloud Provider exam it falls into… Read more »
  • VMware Cloud Provider Specialist Exam 2019
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    After many months of procrastinating I finally decided to sit the VMware Cloud Provider Specialist Exam (5V0-32.19). The exam was released at the end of August 2018, so it’s been available for quite a few months now. This comes after a long wait from the vCloud community asking for a… Read more »
  • Migrate to Hugo
    With plenty of unfinished drafts growing, I thought I’d procrastinate even more by jumping on the static website bandwagon. I’ve migrated from Blogger to Hugo, and hosted on AWS with CloudFront. The process to migrate from Blogger to Hugo has been incredibly time consuming. Honestly I have no valid reason… Read more »
  • Error Setting Timezone on vCloud Director 9.5 Appliance
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    vCloud Director 9.5 is VMware’s first attempt at an appliance for vCloud Director.  It’s built upon VMware’s Photon OS 2.0.  The appliance does a couple great things.  It’s provided as an Linux appliance pre-configured with all the required dependencies for vCloud Director and installs the vCD binaries.  It also comes… Read more »
  • vCenter Server 6.7U1 Converge Tool
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    Overview A few weeks ago VMware released vSphere 6.7U1, and in that release comes a tool that has been desired by many customers and partners, which is the vCenter Converge Tool, or in other words, a tool to convert an external vCenter and PSC architecture in to an embedded deployment.… Read more »
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