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More vSphere HealthCheck Remediation scripts

More vSphere HealthCheck Remediation scripts If you follow this blog you’ll know that I like to keep track of useful snippets and scripts that can be used to fix any issues flagged during environment health checks.  You can find other healthcheck remediation scripts to Disconnected connected CDs, Set DCUI and ESXi Shell interactive timeouts and […]

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VMware VCSA Supported protocol for proxy server is HTTPS

VMware VCSA Supported protocol for proxy server is HTTPS I’ve been working with someone recently who has not been able to download packages to virtual centre via HTTPS because their existing proxy works via HTTP. Wait back up a second, can we create https connections via http proxy servers? Short answer is yes. and I’m […]

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VMware PowerShell – How to Detect Thick Disks

VMware PowerShell – How to Detect Thick Disks I was helping out someone today who needed to identify how to detect thick disks.  They wanted to find out what disks on their VMware vSAN storage had been provisioned as ‘thick’. They’d been working to a standard where everything should have been deployed as a ‘thin’ […]

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Need a summer read? Look no further – here are my book recommendations summer 2020

Need a summer read? Look no further – here are my book recommendations summer 2020. I was recently asked for some book recommendations, good for a summer read. A short list turned into a long list, and given what they and I do for a living there was bound to a technology focus!

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Perfect 2020 Vision with VMware Skyline

Perfect 2020 Vision with VMware Skyline Recently the VMware Skyline team announced a raft of new features and improvements to the VMware Skyline service.  Building improvements into Log Assist, adding support for IPv6, new options within findings and recommendations, optional additional checks for https connections and UX improvements.  The full release notes can be found […]

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New Adventures in RPA

New Adventures in RPA For the uninitiated RPA stands for Robotic Process Automation, or a way of making technology work in smarter ways.  To paraphrase the tag line from UiPath “Make robots so people don’t have to be robots”. “Robotic Process Automation is the technology that allows anyone today to configure computer software, or a […]

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Interrogating Public Police Data with open-source technology and serverless methods

Interrogating Public Police Data with open-source technology and serverless methods ##* Update, the dashboards are currently Offline (June 17th).  This was built as an educational tools and to demonstrate the art of the possible.  If you are interested in funding or rebuilding within your own cloud subscription please contact me*## I wrote previously about using […]

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Interrogating data using modern applications

Interrogating data using modern applications I love working with data and with visualisations. I am often at my happiest when working with a large data set trying to find the answer to questions or trying to present data in a way that make it more accessible without losing its meaning.  In the UK, government departments […]

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Appliance Down! Emergency Mode! failed to start file system check

Appliance Down! Emergency Mode! failed to start file system check. My lab had a little hi-cough the other day, I’d managed to fill the management vSAN partition…  Never a good idea.  Whilst I managed to recover space and bring VMs back online one VM greeted me with the following screen… Luckily I’d seen this behaviour […]

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