Using The The Ubiquiti Unifi Controller Federated Cloud

Continuing on with some of my recent posts I wanted to put some quick information out there about the Ubiquiti operated Unifi Federated Cloud.  There are multiple ways to run the Unifi Controller I have talked about.  You can run a public cloud based option, locally on windows, Mac, or Linux, or most recently on the Unifi Cloud Key.  Something ... Read More »

First Look and Hands On With Ubiquiti Unifi Cloud Key

I have been running a cloud based version of the Ubiquiti Unifi Controller for just about a year now.  I decided to run it this way because I happen to manage my home office gear as well as a small setup for my church and a local RV park.  The cloud based controller version was a perfect solution do have ... Read More »

Ubiquiti Unifi iOS Controller App Review

It’s no secret I am a huge fan of Ubiquiti Networks gear.  When I first installed it last year I blogged about the setup and as of today it’s still running.  The only exception is I’ve upgraded the 24 port switches to 48 port units and did some cable cleanup.  The fact is that this stuff runs my home office ... Read More »

My 2016 VCDX Workshops

Back in January the VCDX Program announced the 2016 schedule of events which also includes various VCDX Workshops around the world.  I myself will be presenting two of them on the east coast, but we need to have at least 10 people registered to hold these.  Since they are free to attend and there is still a cost to hold ... Read More »

Spring is here….must be time for change

Spring is traditionally the time for change and this spring is no exception to that rule for me.  Many of you know that I always spend the time in my current role thinking about the steps that lie ahead.  Well, after just over a year helping Karl Childs and the VCDX program review, re-vise, and re-focus, it’s time for me ... Read More »

What To Do When Your Water Utility Tries To Rob You

For the last 2 years I have been back on city water after moving from NH to TN and I cannot say how much I miss my well water for the simple reason the local water company Glen Hills Utility District has basically robbed me more than once and I have data to prove it.  Let’s start from the beginning ... Read More »

How To Successfully Work From Home

Last week I found out a community friend came to work for VMware and we started having a discussion about how to be successful working from home 100% of the time.  I also had been interviewing some candidates where the topic came up so someone suggested I  write down some thoughts and ideas on the subject.  As I though about ... Read More »

Back In The Fitness Swing With New Learnings

So it’s no surprise to many people that I have always tried to live a healthier life.  That being said I have also learned a lot recently.  Mainly that 2 weeks of straight travel can pack on 12 pounds pretty quickly.  I’ve also been struggling with fatigue issues, sleep, motivation, depression, and a host of other things.  What that’s turned ... Read More »

A Validation Plan Can Save Everyone Loads of Time

There is a reason why a Validation Plan is part of the VCDX Documentation.  Funny thing is many people don’t seem to take it that seriously either for the certification itself or for actual use in a production environment.  When I was growing up as a young IT boy starting my career, I was taught that NOTHING goes into production ... Read More »

Solutions For Two Common vSphere Network Issues

I have found a couple common issues with vSphere Networking that you may have come across recently.  I have always been a long tim fan of the thinking…”If it looks like a duck, and sounds like a duck, it may very well be a duck”.  That being the thinking below is a few instances and associated KB articles that may ... Read More »

Crashplan Offset Backups For Your Home…Forget Time Machine

Yesterday I realized just how important a simple backup can be….especially when the restore actually works.  Now it’s not like I had to restore something mission critical to my laptop, but that does not matter.  The point that I needed to restore something and it worked was the key.  For over a year now I’ve been running Crashplan Home on ... Read More »

Personal Thoughts on the VCDX Troubleshooting Removal

Breath in…..breath out….okay now that we have all taken a breath I will start.  As I mentioned on twitter there is a lot of good changes coming to the VCDX program.  Like last year many of these changes are being done rapid fire in Q4 so we can institute them in 2016.  That being said I wanted to take a ... Read More »

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