January 2012 Archives - Chris Colotti's Blog

Monthly Archives: January 2012

[INFO] The Importance of MoREF to vCloud Director

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This is meant to be a very short post about the importance of vCenter Managed Object References with vCloud Director.  In the past folks have heard David Hill and I talk about the vCloud Eco-System and how vCenter is pretty much in the middle of the universe for many things.  Today a lot of products, least of all vCloud Director ... Read More »

[INFO] New LinkedIn Privacy Policy

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I received the following message from a trusted contact and friend and I am posting it for your awareness and consideration. Without attracting too much publicity, LinkedIn has updated their privacy conditions. Without any action from your side, LinkedIn is now permitted to use you name and picture in any of their advertisements. If you’re not in favor of such ... Read More »

New Blog Site Launched!

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In all my current work I know it is crazy to think that I have time to maintain yet another blog site or venture.  However, in just over a week my wife will be leaving her job to do what she loves.  She will be focussing full time on her new business called Julie Ann’s Quilting & More.  Now one can ... Read More »

How To Manage Application DR With vCloud Express

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Most folks think that because they have access to more than one cloud in vCloud Express, or any other cloud provider for that matter, you automatically get disaster recovery.  In doing past articles on how to transform your blog into a vCloud Express based setup on Bitnami, I discovered a few things that I wanted to share about application availability.  First and ... Read More »

Free VM Monitor Tool From SolarWinds

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Today while taking a break from writing some project related IP, I kicked over to my home lab rebuild that was pretty much stalled in lieu of the other things I have running around these days.  While I was waiting for some things to update I decided to take a look at one of the free tools the folks over at SolarWinds ... Read More »

[INFO] Voting is Open for Top 25 vBlogs

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In case you haven’t heard the voting is now open for the 2012 Top 25 vBlogs at vSphere Land.  This list year over year is the go to listing of the best virtualization bloggers around.  When I logged in to vote I was excited to see my own name listed!  Just being added to the list of nominations with the ... Read More »

[UPDATED] Partner Exchange 2012 Catalog with Dates Annouced

The Catalog for partner exchange 2012 has been released for you to view!  I will be there along with the following list of heavy hitters presenting for the week on various topics we hope will interest all of you. Here is my session I will be presenting based on some past articles and field work on the topic.  See you in Vegas!!  I ... Read More »

Gotcha: Cannot Reset a vShield Edge in vCloud Director

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Well kids, this one came full circle after a week of beating my head to a bloody pulp on the desk.  During some vCloud Director testing with David Hill and Duncan Epping, we ran into a snag whereby we could not seem to reset the vShield Edge Device.  Now, I admit I did read the error which was shown below ... Read More »

How To Change Your Beachbody Coach

If you bought the P90X workout or some other Beachbody program or nutritional product through Beachbody, than you already have a Beachbody Coach assigned to you and may not even know it. As a Beachbody customer you are automatically assigned to a Beachbody Coach when you resgister.  It is your right as a customer to switch to a different Beachbody Coach if ... Read More »

How To Fix Folder Permissions on an Iomega PX4-200D

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For the past few months I have had my new Iomega PX4-200D which has worked out well for my vSphere and vCloud labs.  We also use this as our primary file server between systems in the house for media, pictures, and everything else.  For some time I have been fighting with the fact that both myself and my wife who ... Read More »

[INFO] Linux VMware Tools Install Changes to Upstart

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This is another short post to let you all know myself and Jeremy Sage from VMware GSS found an interesting thing with VMware tools on newer versions of Linux.  I found this as I have been using the new CentOS 6.2 Minimal ISO for a lot of my new builds.  That will be a separate post, but if you have not tried it check ... Read More »

Becoming a Beachbody Coach

Today I decided to try to spread the word about the programs that changed my outlook on health and fitness.  It started with P90X and has now moved on to P90X2.  What I can say is both of these changed my life for the good and I am excited to try to spread the word as a coach.  If anyone ... Read More »

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