Archive for the ‘Random VMware ramblings’ Category

vCenter / PSC appliance fails to configure NTP

September 7th, 2016 No comments

I have been rebuilding my lab this week and ran into some issues when trying to configure NTP on the PSC and VCSA that were freshly deployed on 6.0U2.

The error I got can be seen below, which was not extremely helpful unfortunately.


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New Year’s resolution – Some back to basic reading and getting back into the certification game

December 31st, 2015 No comments

I bought a Safaribooks subscription during the black Friday week in my vacation time (who could resist unlimited access to basically every major tech book publisher for less than 300 bucks for a whole year).

As the new year is coming up it’s time for some resolutions as well, mine will mainly include some reading. 🙂

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VMware Workstation drivers fighting over NICs – Windows is the clear loser

October 19th, 2015 No comments

It has been a while since my last post and I partly blame the job change on it. lots to do, little time.

This weekend my laptop lost power and offered me the possibility to go into full nerd mode for a change of pace again. I basically updated to Windows 10 the day it came out and have been very happy with it since but after the power outage the login mask would suddenly completely freeze.

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Help my VM is hung/unresponsive – what to collect for GSS and why we need it.

March 9th, 2015 No comments

This came up on twitter today. While this might result in a fast turnaround time for getting the immediate issue resolved it won’t show you the root cause of the hang/unresponsive VM, and let’s be honest normally that is what we are interested in, right? (There will be exceptions to that, if your mission critical and revenue generating system is in that state you probably want to restart it as fast as possible and then go back to the white board and redesign that single point of failure as soon as possible).

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VMware GSS Webinar Catalog H1 2015

February 14th, 2015 No comments

The GSS webinars covering various topics are back, within the next 3 weeks covering topics from Horizon, to the Cloud and vSphere. I was assured by the program manager that there will be recordings this time as well.

A comprehensive schedule can be downloaded here. All sessions will be at 3pm GMT and last for 45-60 minutes.

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