Monthly Archives: October 2012

Updating vSphere 5.x CA Signed Certificates

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Duncan Epping and I were both asked by Simon Mijolovic a colleague here at VMware to help promote some new useful KB articles.  Since the release of vSphere 5.0 and 5.1 Simon has been working with many others on documenting the processes to update and use proper signed CA certificates within your vSphere environment.  I think many folks will find these useful for sure in ... Read More »

A Message to Political Pollsters

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I cannot take credit for this, but I had to repost on my blog.  My wife did a great job summarizing our feelings after 4 Political calls in a row at 10:00 on a Saturday Morning. I don’t know if any of my friends volunteer their time to make calls for their favorite political candidate, and if you do, I respect your convictions and ... Read More »

How To Remove vSphere FT Secondary Virtual Machines Without vCenter

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Okay I know the title sounds a little bit like, “Why on earth would you need to do that?”.  Well as with everything this odd situation happened to me as I was rebuilding a lab kit in the Cambridge office.  Here is the situation that resulted in the need to deal with such an odd situation. vCenter Server was toast ... Read More »

Enough Is Enough – No More TDS Telecom Please!

For 7 years now I have been stuck with TDS Telecom for my phone and internet access.  TDS Telecom is a giant company outside of New Hampshire but for some reason they own a small piece of the pie from Lyndeborough, NH to Hollis and some areas north of us.  The issue is not that they are a bad company. ... Read More »

The Nicira NVP Component Architecture

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I thought it would be useful to people to understand the actual components that go into a Nicira NVP deployment.  This is just meant to be a rundown of the various parts that are needed to deploy the Nicira NVP infrastructure.  In doing a few VMware SE knowledge transfer sessions it certainly appeared to “click” with people once they understood what ... Read More »

VMworld 2012 Barcelona Nicira Video

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I was grabbed the other day by Jeremy Van Dorn and Eric Sloof from VMworldTV and asked if the VMware CoE Team wanted to do a video spot around Nicira.  Well anyone that knows me knows I am not shy so I grabbed Thomas Kraus and Kamau Wanguhu and we shot this quick 3 minute video with the VMworldTV guys. ... Read More »

How Network Virtualization and Nicira Can Change Operational Processes

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As many people know I have been in Barcelona for the week for VMworld 2012.  In the last couple days I have spent some great time having conversations with Thomas Kraus and Kamau Wanguhu who are also on my team.  I also have had the pleasure to interact with some of the Nicira folks like Steve Tegler and Martin Cassado ... Read More »

My VMworld 2012 Session Schedule

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Well I finally got the goods on my full VMworld 2012 Schedule for Barcelona which is as follows.  Be sure to get signed up for as many as you can and I now have my VMworld Group Discussion that has also been added now as well.  I have updated with the Meet the Experts sessions. Tuesday: Session ID Title Room Start ... Read More »

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