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Migrating VMDK to VVOL fails, logs error ‘Requested size is not a 1MB multiple’

I am in the middle of a storage migration and hit a snag while trying to storage vMotion a VM from a VMFS datastore onto a VVOLs.  When I started the storage vMotion, it would quickly error out.   As a troubleshooting method, I decided to migrate only the VMX and base OS disk files, […]

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Upgrading to Ubiquiti’s EdgeRouter X SFP

New house.  New city.  New ISP.  New router.  This time I opted for the big brother of the EdgeRouter Lite, the EdgeRouter X SFP model.  While it includes all of the goodness that I previously reviewed with the EdgeRouter, including the Vyatta based OS, the X SFP model includes some additional hardware capabilities. Why a […]

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Setting up VSAN in vSphere 6.5 > Hint, its super easy!

New job, new lab.  I’ve been rebuilding our lab environment and for the first time, I have enough hardware to really give VSAN a whirl.   I have 6 hosts with Intel Xeon E5645 procs and 4 x 400GB SSD’s in each server. Being a lab environment, I knew I wanted to deploy a different […]

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HP offers a portfolio of products to solve enterprise print security problems

In the enterprise space, many of the free vendor tools simply don’t scale and address the wide range of security issues around printing.   Enterprises have to deal with compliance and regulations, the potential for audits, and most nagging is finding the time to address printing security.  While the security of the PC, servers, networking, and […]

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Reset ECC error counters and reset memory faults on UCS C-Series via CIMC

While troubleshooting DIMM errors/issues on a UCS C-Series, I ran into an issue where the ECC error counters would not reset after changing a DIMM and after multiple reboots.  During the course of troubleshooting, I caused a bunch of other ECC errors causing a number of faults across the motherboard.  All of these displayed an error […]

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Playstation Vue is the best streaming TV service available

A couple days into a trial of Playstation Vue, I’m convinced it is the best IPTV service available today.  The interface is sleek and available on multiple platforms, the performance of video is incredibly good, but best of all, its has a cloud based DVR features and the “catchup” ability to watch previously aired shows […]

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5 Tips to Secure your Printer fleet for free

So, you’re sufficiently concerned about security for your printing environment.  What can you do to immediately improve your situation?  And secondly, how much is it going to cost you?  Let’s take a look at some general tips that you can accomplish with no additional expense. Tip 1: Check for patches to your firmware and BIOS […]

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Are printers putting your network at risk?

Only a small percentage of companies think of printers when it comes to securing their network, leaving them vulnerable and susceptible to attacks.  Print security?  Is that really such a thing?  Last week, I spent the day today with HP in Palo Alto, CA, learning about secure printing solutions within their portfolio.  Why HP?  To […]

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Aruba Networks talks intelligent workspaces during HPE Discover

Aruba Networks co-founder Keerti Melkote thinks the future of workspaces is all about augmenting technologies and the Internet of Things to assist workers to get their jobs done.  During the Day 2 keynote at HPE Discover, Melkote shared a model of the intelligent workspace while sharing the stage with Özer Dondurmacioglu, general manager of Meridian apps for […]

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Partnership announcements at HPE Discover may signal strategy change

While HPE typically uses Discover to announce its latest and greatest, news from HPE Discover in London this year included the names of several other vendors.  It was a year of partnerships for the company.  But that comes after the company has a lot of explaining to do.  The blogger sessions that I took part […]

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