A CYA Moment with broken Windows VMs

Ran into an issue today with today where one of my storage arrays lost connection to the hosts because of a scheduled power outage (long story) but, I ran into an interesting issue. A few of the virtual machines Windows and Linux were showing the MKS:file missing from the console prompt. What was interesting about […]

the new MCSE? What the ?

OK, Many of you out there may have the MCITP: Enterprise Administrator certification. It took me personally 15 months to get this certification I finished it in December of 2010, and now with the advent of Server 2012 being released out comes a new MCITP: EA no wait WHAT!!?!?!?!?! they are bringing back the MCSE!!!!!! […]

Updates from me

I’ve had one of those weeks when I remember why I work in IT. It was the inaugural super user group meeting for the VTUG, I’ve been deep diving into performance metrics and determining the best practices for Server 2008 R2 Guest VMs running on ESXi 5 connecting to an Isilon CIFS share. First let’s […]

Where have I been?

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here. I apologize to my followers. Yes, this is the apologetic blog post about not posting enough. A lot has changed for me and for the industry since I last posted on here. There has been a couple VMworlds, the launch of vSphere 5, vCloud Director 1.5, […]

Weekly Findings

This week brought with it a set of firmware updates for the 4/24 brocade switches in a c7000 chassis. The switches were are firmware version 5.0.5 and I needed to upgrade them so they would be compatible with a set of 8/24 switches running the latest firmware of 6.4.1b. I have two sets of fabric […]

UDA 2.0 and a HP C Class Blade Chassis

I decided I wanted to perform PXE installs of ESXi to ease my migration from ESX to ESXi. I learned about the Ultimate Deployment Appliance through Dave Convery and Mike Laverick’s posts on the subject. This post isn’t meant to cover what those two gentlemen have already covered. They have provided excellent posts and are […]