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The Anatomy Of Building An Automated WooCommerce Shop – Part 2

In part one I wanted to give the high level workflows that were used.  Now it’s time to start going over how each individual application was setup to achieve the workflows described in part one.  As WooCommerce is the initiator of all the data flow it makes sense to cover how that was setup and what plugins, both free and …

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The Anatomy Of Building An Automated WooCommerce Shop – Part 1

I don’t think it is much of a secret that I do a lot of the back-end services work for STK Promotions, my wife’s promotional products business.  This means when there is a problem that can be solved with technology it’s on me to figure out.  So when Scott Driver from the vExpert community approached her and asked if vExperts …

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One Door Closes as Another One Opens

There have been a few posts I have seen recently on folks making moves around the industry so I guess it’s time for mine.  I don’t think it is any secret to people that I am moving on from Tintri after this week.  The last year was certainly a learning experience for more reasons than I think most people would …

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How To Use A Tintri VMstore For Docker Persistent Volumes

Note:  EVERYTHING IN THIS POST IS UNSUPPORTED BY TINTRI After I did some lab work with the Minio Gateway using NFS it occurred to me that something similar could be done but using a Tintri VMstore as the target for Docker Volume persistent Storage.  While this seems easy on the surface it has a lot of considerations which is why …

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How To Configure Minio Gateway on PhotonOS With Tintri Cloud Connector

Last year Tintri released the feature known as Cloud Connector which is used to offload snapshots to S3 based storage providers for long term archival.  Since the feature came out the majority of the use cases I have been on have been for on premises solutions versus using actual Amazon S3 in the public cloud.  Primarily this is because people …

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Optimizing Your PLEX Client for Direct Play

Ever since I jumped on the PLEX bandwagon I have been tuning, testing, tweaking, and otherwise knob-turning to see exactly how things perform.  I have built my own Internal Plex Server, tested the PLEX Cloud offering and even built a couple PLEX Virtual Private Servers.  All have proven to work well in different ways.  Something I also am a fan …

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Configuring vSphere Networking With Tintri Storage – Back to Basics

  The interesting thing about having worked with VMware for so long and now for Tintri is that you see some of the same issues in different environments.  That is what prompts most blog posts about “how to” fix or address things, and that is no different for me.  In the last couple weeks I have been involved in a …

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How To Build The Ultimate PLEX VPS Using Google Drive

It’s no surprise that so many people use PLEX these days.  The one challenge I have had thus far is providing a decent server that my friends can access without the limitations of my upstream bandwidth.  While PLEX Pass gets you a Plex Cloud server, to be honest, the implementation has been less that stellar since its release.  I set …

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It’s Not You FaceBook…It’s Me: How To Really Leave The FaceBook Matrix

Many people think about breaking up with Facebook regularly.  More people since the Cambridge Analytica information has come out.  Personally I have been starting to question its value to me personally for some time now.  Originally, I started the account to “stay in touch” with friends and family.  Then I used it for some time to promote my fitness “business”.  …

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Tintri Use Case: Synchronous Replication Pod Architecture

  A few weeks ago I wrote about how easy it is to set up Tintri Synchronous Replication groups.  Last week I was at some customer sites not only discussing the feature but talking about various use cases for it.  There are a few that came to mind but I wanted to show one basic, yet viable solution.  The idea …

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Understanding The Tintri Networking Connection Options

Late last year Tintri announced the new EC6000 and T1000 platform to customers.  One thing that I have noticed in some of the various support tickets is that many of the root cause issues have actually been upstream networking issues, or simply a lack of networking validation at the time of or ongoing after deployment.  Like anything these issues can …

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The Ease Of Setting Up And Using Tintri Synchronous Replication

I realized today that I have not actually blogged yet about the Tintri Synchronous Replication feature that was released a few months back.  I decided to jump back into the lab to show people just how easy this is to use.  What Tintri has built it’s base on has always been ease of use, and to be honest this feature …

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Tintri vSphere Web Client Plugin Updated

This is just to serve as a quick update on the Tintri vSphere Web Client Plugin that was updated last week.  The plugin has been out for a while and many people use it to take advantage of Tintri specific actions from within the vSphere Web Client.  It’s been very stable and Tintri added in a few more features to …

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Tintri Global Center 3.8 Goes GA With VMstore Update Feature

There has been a lot happening to Tintri Global Center recently and the latest release is no exception.  I wanted to show you one quick major feature update that was included.  It is the ability to update your managed VMstores right from the TGC interface.  In my opinion this added feature marks the first major milestone for TGC to truly …

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Understanding The Different Tintri Service Group Options

I wanted to take a quick minute to document and explain what users are seeing when it comes to the two different implementations of Tintri Service Groups.  I should mention this is something that is a bit temporary while some work is being done to unify the user interfaces between the Tintri VMstore and Tintri Global Center.  That being said …

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