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VMWorld 2018 – External PCS’s are done!

Sitting here in the “Introducing vSphere Platinum and vSphere 6.7 Update 1” and the news is the the External PSC is being deprecated. The VMWare blog post is here  – https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2018/11/external-platform-services-controller-a-thing-of-the-past.html

VMWorld 2018 – Day 1

Day 2. As always I arrived late and missed the first session – will have to wait until it’s online later tonight to review – next year I’ll arrive on time. Again I’ve got another full agenda today, really looking forward to this session “Introducing vSphere Platinum and vSphere 6.7 Update 1” Let’s see what’s

Here we go again VMWorld 2018 – Day 0

So it’s that time of year again, VMWorld 2018 is here again. I’ve got a fairly full agenda, hoping to squeeze in some HOL’s and some time with some key vendors. This morning I attending a really interesting expert lead HOL discussing blockchain. It seems there are some interesting in the pipeline – Some more info

Install WordPress on Ubuntu 18.04.1 AWS instance.

Nothing particularly difficult here, I just decided to put it all together in one place. This is for Ubuntu 18.04.1 on AWS. Once you’re connected via SSH to your AWS instance just follow these steps. Run Updates sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade Install Apache sudo apt install apache2 Install and Configure mysql sudo apt

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.