Monthly Archives: April 2012

[INFO] What Does Preparing a Host for vCloud Director Do?

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This question comes up a lot and only recently did I ask this of engineering and the answer is quite simple.  We all know that Preparing a host for vCloud Director essentially installs the vCloud Director Agent onto ESXi.  However, the secondary question that usually gets asked is, “What does the vCloud Director Agent actually do?”  I decided to ask that and ... Read More »

DISH Network Hopper First Impressions

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Last week I had my whole house DISH Network Hopper and Joey’s installed.  In order to first understand the setup you need to know we had SIX receivers previously all on our account with a DISH 1000 setup.  I had two DP-34 switches and multiple runs to the rooms.  The original gear consisted of: DISH 922 DISH 722 with Google TV Four DISH ... Read More »

A Letter to Ralph Gilles, President and CEO of the SRT Brand

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UPDATED 4/12/12 – I saw today that Mr. Gilles is now on twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/RalphGilles).  Some folks may want to start letting him see the power of social media.  If you have a 2011 or newer SRT8 let him know how un-happy you are about the lack of tuning due to the rolling code encryption. Most anyone that owns a 2011 ... Read More »

Gotcha: Changing IP Address on vCenter With SRM

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Post written by contributing author Kris Boyd and Chris Colotti As part of the Disaster Recovery solution that Duncan Epping and Chris Colotti developed, Kris Boyd has been working on a comparative VMware View Solution using the same basic principles.  However, one thing both solutions came across is a unique situation on the vCenter virtual machines when trying to use Site ... Read More »

Segregating The vCheck Daily Report Scripts

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Guest post by Shane Williford Last week I was going through some tweet history from my European colleagues, and one particular tweet stood out to me by Alan Renouf. He mentioned that “if you are a system admin of any kind, you *should* be using this tool”. That tool being vCheck (see HERE for info, download, & video on how to use). At ... Read More »

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