So I didn’t Make vExpert

Along with 1300 or so of my peers, I waited around for the 2018 vExpert announcement. I started to see the posts on Twitter and the vExpert Slack of people who go the “You’re In” email. I checked my email. Nothing. So did that mean I’m out? Or did the email not arrive. I found… Read More »

MS Ignite 2017 Experience

This year has been heavily Azure and Azure Stack for me, a departure from my normal VMware shenanigans. The change in focus afforded me the opportunity to attend MS Ignite 2017 in Orlando, a huge conference that is similar but very different from VMworld. LocationThe conference was at the South and West halls of the… Read More »

Scripted HPE Firmware and ESXi Software Update

I’m a big fan of PXE, but sometimes I don’t want to re-image. It may be a system that isn’t connected to PXE, or a system that I don’t have a profile for. In dealing with these one-off systems, I wanted to be able to apply update the firmware, update the ESXi OS, and apply… Read More »

Category: HP

SPBM/PBM Issues after decommissioning PSC

In a previous post, I discussed potential topologies of vCenters in a SSO domain. In general I think I have gotten burned a lot from having multiple vCenters and PSCs in a single SSO domain, but when things are working it’s pretty nice to have a consolidated view. In my latest issue, I decided to… Read More »