Category Archives: Vendor rant

vSphere5 Licensing: Part 3 (vSphere Desktop Edition)

With VMware View 4.x you had two licensing options, “Add-on” and “Bundle.” Add-on gave you the ability to use View to manage virtual desktops, Bundle included the required licenses to run vSphere (ESX/ESXi Enterprise plus and vCenter) for the virtual … Continue reading

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Fisher Price of Storage Arrays (part2)

I found out today the hard way that Dell/Equallogic require you to have a Equallogic storage array under contract in order to get access to their support site. Not the Dell support site, the Equallogic site. I have support logins … Continue reading

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Mozy online cloud backup (update)

Here’s a thought for everyone desperate to move to “the cloud”. Once you have all your data in one providers cloud, how easy will it be to switch providers? What will you do if they increase the cost 1620%? I … Continue reading

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Sending mail from home

If you run a mail server at home you might find outbound email doesn’t go.In my case, I had AT&T DSL for years before switching to Charter for better speeds.   Now if only they didn’t tack on hidden fees … Continue reading

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CA Arcserve 15

Thank goodness for huge conglomerates with lengthy portfolios.  What would I do with my time if not for you? I’ve spend the last few days trying to figure out how to upgrade Arcserve license keys from 12.5 to 15.  I … Continue reading

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Drobos and VMware

Quick post: If you buy the DroboElite because it’s on the VMware vSphere HCL and want to use VMware Data Recovery don’t add the space as an RDM. The Drobo is not compatible with the format scheme of the DR … Continue reading

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WatchGuard NAT

Client called me with an FTP issue on Monday.  His FTP server was blocking all traffic for security reasons. Turned out the Watchguard firewall (750e) dynamic NAT was relabeling traffic with the IP address of the firewall, so the FTP … Continue reading

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