Many software solutions allow for sending reports, warnings, alarms and many other communications via email. This is a great feature to keep track of what’s happening to your installations without having to log into all of them, but having an email server at our disposal these days is not so common anymore. that’s what happened to me last week, and since I was tired to use my personal Gmail account to send myself emails, I decided it was time to find a different solution and to test AWS SES.
Learn how to fix the error “Unable to retrieve the migration assistant extension on source vCenter Server. Make sure migration assistant is running on the VUM server” when you are upgrading your vCenter Server appliance from 6.0 to 6.5.
Last week I attended the E2EVC Conference in Brussels. It’s an independent conference about virtualization, filled with technical sessions about many different technologies and platforms: there were some VMware sessions, but the majority of them were about Citrix and Microsoft. It was a great opportunity for me as a “VMware guy” to learn about “the other sides” of the virtualization world. Among the available sessions, Microsoft Scale Out File Server (SOFS) seemed from the beginning an interesting topic; I went to listen to two sessions and I was finally able to get a better knowledge of SOFS.
My Lab is built basically as a production environment: it has 3 * 1RU Rack servers, gigabit switches and a couple of iSCSI/NFS Storage array. It nothing as a home lab, it’s noisy and it consume a good amount of electricity. I was lucky enough to have a good friend with some free space in his racks inside a datacenter, and he’s hosting my hardware gear for free. As time goes by however my hardware is becoming old and start to show its limits. At some point, I decided it was time for a hardware refresh.
After the recent release of VMware VSAN, there has been a series of blog posts from some of my peers talking about the design considerations that VSAN has brought. If you read them in the order they were published, you can follow the conversation that is going on: VSAN – The Unspoken Truth by Maish Saidel-Keesing […]
After an update to Windows 2012 where you do not reinstalled the system but you choose an in-place update, you could have a high decrease in free space. With few and easy maintenance activities you can reclaim serveral GB of disk space.
In seguito all’aggiornamento di un server a Windows 2012 non tramite reinstallazione ma grazie al cosiddetto aggiornamento “in place”, potreste notare un anomalo consumo di spazio disco. E’ possibile tramite alcune semplici attività di manutenzione recuperare numerosi GB di spazio disco.
For people managing data protection, VSS is probably one of the best features Microsoft have released in the last 10 years. Since its launch this feature of the operating system have helped a lot in doing applications’ consistent backups, but most of all helped to dismiss all those dedicated agents for every application: with VSS […]