Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Earlier I mentioned that I had changed jobs and this is one of those cases where it’s become obvious that the move was just the wrong place at the wrong time.  When I was working I absolutely loved the job, and how could I not when it’s all VMware all the time.  I somehow managed […]

First Impressions of Life as a Consultant

I can say for sure that it’s not quite what I expected.  I’m not entirely sure what I did expect but I knew that I’d love the technology and the challenge ahead.  I was pretty sure my level of knowledge was not quite sufficient for the job but looked forward to the pressure to learn […]

Add VLAN tagging to COS and VMkernel portgroup

I had need to tag the service console and vmkernel portgroups well after the fact of building a bunch of ESX server.  It’s actually pretty easy to do.  Command is: esxcfg-vswitch -p <Portgroup Name> -v <VLAN ID> <vSwitch Name> `esxcfg-vswitch -p Service Console -v 999 vSwitch0` From there the easy way of change the VMkernel […]

Career Changes

This isn’t nearly as glamorous as the flurry of announcements being made about the joining of Chad’s vArmy but is a big one for myself.  I’ve just made the move on to a new employer, Data Strategy, as a Consultant focusing on VMware technologies.  This is a move I’ve been looking at making though it’s […]

vSphere Upgrade, Part III

Quick notes on the SRM 4.0 install, which was also pretty trivial save for a few key points.  I needed to take advantage of the Shared Recovery Site feature, well documented on VMware’s Knowledge Base article 1014640. The real short story on the install is to execute the installable via command line with a /V”CUSTOM_SETUP=1″ […]