vSphere Netstack Configuration (quick notes)

Although this feature has been there since quite sometime, I was asked a question about it something related to it by a colleague at work and I had to check it! (My mind is an open platform for human SQL injections :-P when someone asks a question nothing returns back to normal until it is… Read More »

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VMware vCenter 6.5 and SSL Renewal (Secure Entrapment)

Hallaw! Well, around two weeks ago I noticed that my management cluster vCenter server (Windows edition) will have its SSL certificate expiring so I thought rather than renewing it I wanted it to actually expire and see the outcome. The good thing is that everything was working fine even after the expiry and you just… Read More »

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NSX: My Journey Towards Infrastructure Enlightenment

Infrastructure Enlightenment? A pretty holistic term if you’d ask me but it is true, for those who know me I am an infrastructure geek and I handle most of it without touching the network part directly. When I first started my enterprise journey the first certification that I actually went through was CCNA and I… Read More »

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Upgrading from vSphere 6.0u2 to vSphere 6.5a

I finally had the time to upgrade my home lab last week and today I am able to write about it, as I have mentioned earlier in several posts and for those who know me I like to get my hands dirty before reading any manual (it is kind of the feeling you get when… Read More »

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VMware Horizon View Scanner Redirection: No Scanner Found

So, recently I was tasked to look into an issue at one our customers to check on a scanner redirection issue that had risen when the testing of the applications was being done on the Horizon View infrastructure. The customer has an application that uses Twain for scanning, quick tests showed that: Scanning via Adobe… Read More »

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PowerShell for Implementation Engineers

I have been recently given a gracious opportunity to present a session at PowerShell Virtual Chapter and I am very much thankful to my Cajun friend Chrissy LeMaire and Aaron Nelson for this. For those who do not know, this will be my first online presentation and it is going to cover a topic quite… Read More »

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Nvidia Quadro K6000 with HPE DL380 Gen8

For a RemoteFX enabled project we got the customer an Nvidia Quadro K6000 which is supported for RemoteFX, now when it comes to installing such a card on an HPE DL380 mount rack-able servers you need a GPU riser card: (Picture courtesy of eBay) Now this was supposed to be a _straight_ forward hardware installation… Read More »

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Microsoft Failover Cluster: Nonidentical Nodes Consequence

So recently I have been assigned to work on Microsoft Server 2012 R2 RDS farm project with RemoteFX, the farm is to be placed on top of a Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster. Before creating the virtual machines we had two things to do: Add additional memory to the Hyper-V hosts. Add graphic cards… Read More »

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VCAP6-DCV Design – Exam Experience

A bit late with this post but it still in my head as if I did the exam today. Most of the time when I pursue certificate I do it with major confidence but with this certification I wasn’t much confident at all. Why? I do not do designs as a day-to-day job. I have… Read More »

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Veeam Backup for Office 365

Since Microsoft has been pushing all of its clients to migrate their messaging infrastructure to Office 365 and we’ve been a busy bee at it back at work, we have migrated/still-migrating a good portion of our customers including ourselves to Office 365. Although moving to the cloud with your email is something great and good,… Read More »

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VMware VMworld Europe: Chapter 2016

As you will go through this blog post, I will do my best to describe in detail my experience at VMworld 2016 this. You can either consider this to be a long blog post or you can just consider this to be a little whitepaper on how engaging this conference has been to me. First… Read More »

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VMware NSX and HPE 1920-48G Switch

Recently I noticed an abnormal behavior in my homelab, I loose communication between my physical devices and all logical components under NSX. My HPE 1920-48G switch is on this OS version (5.20.99 Release 1112) I did some troubleshooting and things would work fine again once I clear the ARP, but this is reoccurring so after… Read More »

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Top vBlog 2016 Results

So, I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a while now although it is somehow late to do so because the results were out a month ago. I would definitely start by thanking the community first for being what it is, as it is because it feels great to have a vFamily throughout the… Read More »

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