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PowerCLI NUMA Report

Seeing at the moment there is a bit of a focus around VM performance and NUMA sizing thanks to the new Host Deepdive book that was released recently I thought it would be good to see if there was a

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Configure TPS with vRA & vRO

One topic that seems to come up occasionally since it was disabled by default (KB2097593) is what people are doing with TPS. It seems to becoming common for companies to want to sweat their assets more now so making use

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PowerShell, Syslog & LogInsight

As part of a planning process to deploy LogInsight and looking at different use cases, we thought it might be good to be able to send log data from PowerShell scripts to LogInsight, this could be purely info messages or detailed errors

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Updating firmware on Micron PCI SSD

Recently we had some new Dell R720s with Micron P420m SSDs arrive that are due to be installed in a VSAN cluster, during the process we needed to update the firmware on the cards before we commissioned the environment. Before

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vCentre Migration Script

Here is a little script that I put together recently to make the process of migrating VMs between two vCentre servers easier and to also make some changes to the VMs during the process, for us this was to disable

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Dell OpenManage Integration for VMware vCentre

Recently as part of a vSphere 5.5 upgrade we deployed v2 of the Dell vCentre Integration tool to allow low level monitoring of the hosts and to also simplify the process of firmware upgrade and device inventory. This is just

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Making use of tags with MSCS

After configuring a bunch of Microsoft Clusters recently I thought it might be handy to see in the vCentre client (web) what resources were on the VMs or better yet be able to search for the cluster resource – because

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VCAP5-DCD

Towards the end of 2013 I thought I might as well try get this exam behind me before kid v2 came along. Even after doing the old trick of booking the exam to force yourself to study, I didn’t know

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VCAP5-DCA

Back in 2013 i sat the VCAP-DCA exam (actually twice, the first time the exam failed to load and Pearson VUE support were not able to help…) and along with what most others will say it’s a tough but for

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