Author Archives: Chris

About Chris

Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area UC Davis Engineering Alumni 10 years of IT experience at an Energy Company Father of twins Lover of Carne Asada Fries

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 »