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vSphere Data Protection: End of Availability

So VMWare have just announced that Data Protection is officially going to go EOA. Big deal or not? There’s always been mixed reviews of it, some people love it, some hate it. The announcement is HERE In the mean time I’m off to talk nicely to our Veeam account manager  🙂

Remove Bitnami Banner from AWS WordPress Template

I’ve recently moved over to hosting and am now using AWS. As I’m lazy I decided to use the Bitnami Pre-configured Template, however it comes with an annoying banner in the bottom right corner, to remove it, simply access the server via SSH and enter following command sudo /opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/bnconfig –disable_banner 1 The you’ll need to

Finding all VM’s with an ISO mounted.

If you ever need to find which of your VM’s have an ISO mounted here’s a quick PowerCLI command you can run. Get-VM | FT Name, @{Label=”ISO file”; Expression = { ($_ | Get-CDDrive).ISOPath }}        

Changing a User’s Username in Office 365 with On-Prem AD

Many people are running Exchange Online and Office 365 running with Synced usernames and password from the On-Premise Active Directory, it works well most of the time but we discovered a problem when we had to rename a user, although they were renamed in our AD and the 0365 Portal details reflected the updated name,

Motosharing in Barcelona with eCooltra, Motit and Yugo

Recently a few companies have appeared offering “Moto/Scooter Sharing”” in Barcelona The three I’ve experience and want to talk about are eCooltra – www.ecooltra.com Yugo – www.getyugo.com Motit – www.motitworld.com I found the concept very appealing, especially the ability to pick up and drop off the scooter where I wanted (within the approved area of

Creating an SQL Cluster on VMWare

I’ve been working on a SQL cluster for a few weeks now and thought I’d share the build process for anyone that wants to do the same.   Configuration Differs depending on Single or Multi-host   Single Host – Multinode Creating the First Cluster node virtual machine. Create the virtual machine with the required specs.

vciInstallUtils.exe has stopped working – VMWare Update Manager Install

****Update this is still present in 6.5*****   Just a quick one this time. If every time you try and and install VMWare Update Manager you get the following error :- You may find this is due to your password having special characters in it 🙂   I recommend creating another account with only the

Fitting Magura 167 Hydraulic Clutch to Yamaha WR 250 F (2009)

So now for something un-IT related. A year or so ago I started riding Enduro and since then I’ve always wanted and Hydraulically controlled clutch. I recently found a well priced secondhand Magura 167 that came off a Honda CRF 450. So for the last few weeks I’ve been searching for the other parts that

Excluding Multiple Folders using rSync

I’ve started to test out the VMWare vCloud Air Object Storage (VCAOS – Sorry!!) Currently there’s no option for a GUI so I’m having to use GSUTIL to upload data. I make no secret of my dislike for CLI’s – I have no real reason to dislike them other than I’m terrible at using them. Anyway

VMWorld Europe 2015 Keynote Video Day 1 and Day 2

Anyone looking for the Tuesday and Wednesday Keynote/General Session video can find it here. Tuesday –   Wednesday