Author: vcdx71

NSX, VMware, VMware Validated Designs

VMware Validated Design for NSX-T in a Workload Domain

NSX-T is the next major evolution in VMware’s Software Defined Networking. The VMware Validated Design team constantly looks for solutions that will bring value to our customers. As NSX-T is one of those solutions we wanted to bring it into the design in such a way as to not disrupt existing customers deployments, which are based on NSX for vSphere.…Read MoreVMware Validated Design for NSX-T in a Workload Domain

Zambia

Faithbridge, Project Samuel Zambia Mission Trip Video

One of my friends, Shawn Mansour, that was on the Mission Trip to Project Samuel in Zambia this past July put together this awesome video. It’s a great way for me to remember the trip and I hope it gives anyone who is thinking about doing one in the future a sense of how awesome the experience is for the…Read MoreFaithbridge, Project Samuel Zambia Mission Trip Video

VMware, vSphere 5.1

vCenter 5.1, Multisite SSO, Linked Mode, Custom SSL certificates, protected by vCenter HeartBeat. Part 3

I’ve been a bit distracted lately and wasn’t able to get this written up as soon as I would have liked, but in any case here is the final part in my three part series of setting vSphere 5.1 with vCenter Heartbeat and custom SSL certificates. Part one can be found here and part two here. The most important part…Read MorevCenter 5.1, Multisite SSO, Linked Mode, Custom SSL certificates, protected by vCenter HeartBeat. Part 3

SRM, VMware

Script to use with SRM to clone a Domain Controller

Every time I go into a Site Recovery Manager engagement and we start talking about how the test functionality works I always get the question of how to make a domain controller available to the test network. I always say I have a script for that, so I thought I’d share it with anyone who might need it. The script…Read MoreScript to use with SRM to clone a Domain Controller

VMware, vSphere 5.0

vCenter 4.1 to 5.0 Update 2 database upgrade failure

I’ve been working with a pretty big client the last couple weeks planning and upgrading around 20 vCenter 4.1 servers to 5.0 Update 2. This client runs all their databases on Oracle, currently version 10.2.0.4. I checked out the Interoperability Matrixes and found that 10.2.0.4 is supported for vCenter 5.0 Update 2. This client also uses the Oracle 11g client.…Read MorevCenter 4.1 to 5.0 Update 2 database upgrade failure