Category Archives: Vendor rant

Adventures in ComcastLand – DMZ on a new Comcast modem

Lately my internet connection (a 30Mbps Teleworker account) has been “acting up” with a ping rate that varied from 11ms to 1000+ms a download of 30Mbps – .6Mbps and an upload of 4Mbps-.4Mbps (using speedtest.net pointed at their nearest server – … Continue reading

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Download to install or upgrade vCenter suite ovf? ova? zip? pak? gz?

Available downloads: ESXi = install ISO or upgrade .zip vCenter server: Install ISO, appliance ovf, appliance ova vCops = appliance .ova or upgrade .pak Data protection= .ova or upgrade ISO Orchestrator= appliance ovf or appliance ova vCNS = appliance ova … Continue reading

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Comcast (aka Why you should never set up bill pay with a vendor)

This post was last updated on August 11th, 2014 at 06:36 pmUpdate 12/19: Found out they originally installed the wrong modem and I’ve received lower performance than I’ve paid for since I’ve been on Comcast. Update 7/14: Finally got a … Continue reading

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Drobo: all 25 reasons (so far) not to put one into production

This post was last updated on September 15th, 2013 at 12:10 amYesterday I posted “Reason 25 not to use a Drobo” and refereed to an earlier post listing another reason. Some folks have asked what the other 23 are. My … Continue reading

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Reason number 25 not to use Drobo in a production environment

This post was last updated on September 15th, 2013 at 12:10 amDroboElite’s have 4 options for “format type” NTFS (XP), NTFS (new than XP), Multi-Host and none. Why those are considered “format type” is beyond me, but suffice to say … Continue reading

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Oxymoron in the Summer (#summerinfant)

Tell me if this makes sense: You are required to enter your first and last name if you want to proceed as an anonymous user … Hmmmm.

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vSphere5 Licensing: Part 5 (Solution)

So VMware has caused considerable consternation and gnashing of teeth over their new licensing structure. (see Twitter and other places I listed before)

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