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…

Interesting things to come with vCloud Air DR

After David Hill’s vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Technical Deep Drive (HBC5008) there certainly seems to be some really interesting features coming, both software and pricing! The only disappointing bit is there’s still no fix for the resizing of disks that are replicating, having to break the replication of a 600Gb machine, adjust the disk size…

VMWare vCloud Air + Google Cloud Platform = Awesome

VMWare vCloud Air + Google Cloud Platform = Awesome. OK so its a bit early to proclaim this is the best thing of VMWorld but I’m really impressed with the vCloud Air Object Storage Platform. It’s lacking a decent GUI but I’ve no doubt it be here very soon. Also being able to say and…

VMWorld 2015

Well, its that time again, VMWorld 2015 is here. Its been a busy morning, already managed to lose my pass, but managed to get to HBC6560-GD – DR as a Service on time, great session with @davehill99 and Roshni Pary. Really great session.

Colour Changes, Remove Facebook and Pinterest from Touchfolio

I’ve been working on a blog for a photographer friend, we had found a theme we’d like but there were a few changes we wanted to make. Before I go through he changes a mention to dimsemenov for his great Touchfolio theme We didn’t like the background colour of the post pages, they were in the default…