VMworld 2016: Monday Recap

Breakfast A slight improvement, pastries and fresh fruit. Others have told me that there was no fruit last year. VMVillage Super big with an area for TAM, certification, blogger, vbrownbag, nvidia and more. I think this an upgrade from last year but it feels like it was stuck in th middlenofba giant warehouse. There is… Read More »

VMworld 2016 – Sunday

Getting to the show The day started off really early: 3:40am. I woke up and couldn’t go back to sleep so I got ready, caught up on Twitter/Slack, kissed the wife and kids and went downstairs to wait for my ride. I actually set up a taxi to the airport, but I regretted it when… Read More »

Pre VMworld Thoughts Part 4 – Schedule Nightmares aka Too Much Going On

With two weeks to go before VMworld, I wanted to gather my thoughts around this year’s show. It’s been a difficult year for me in various ways, so I am hoping that the show is at least a chance to keep my passion around technology alive. This section is around my attempt to build a… Read More »

vCenter 6 – Create new licenses operation failed for the entity with the following error messages: storage error

As discussed in previous post, I have one SSO domain that is rather large (multiple vcenters, multiple external PSC servers, thousands of VMs). I have been adding my vSphere 6 licenses to prep for our hosts upgrades when I ran into an error. I tried to add another license and I got a Web Client… Read More »

Right-Sizing SSO Domain

In a previous post, I lamented over whether a SSO domain should be big or small. I gave various pros and cons for having it either way, but I wanted to discuss how to try to design your SSO domain to be the right size (whether that is large or small) for your environment. One… Read More »