Author Archives: josh@sostechblog.com

Blank pages in Salesforce Lighting Experience

While running through some SalesForce training (mostly on TrailHead) I suddenly found lots of pages were coming up blank. The menus seemed to work, and switching to Classic worked, but some of the pages I needed were Lightning-specific. Inspecting the … Continue reading

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Python meets Salesforce

I needed to do some Salesforce automation (running an existing report and then manipulating the data before send off to a different API) and, already having a CentOS/Python2-based automation VM up in Google cloud, used Python2 as a starting point. … Continue reading

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Learn from home

<This was written in the time of the virus, so some resources are likely to be short-lived> I’ve seen lots of links to free training, I’l trying to keep a running list. I’m focusing on formal stuff, especially stuff that … Continue reading

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Upgrading to 6.7: A problem occurred

Ran into an issue while updating one of my 6.5 vCenter servers, where it inexplicably reported: A problem occurred while getting data from the source vCenter Server. A quick peek at the installer log showed : 2019-11-23T21:32:47.402Z – info: Stream … Continue reading

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VCAP Exam links

As referred to in my VMUG talk “Taking and Passing VMware Advanced Certifications” Let me know if you find any other good links or if any of these quit working. Join the conversation in the VCP group on LinkedIn Covering … Continue reading

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vRealize Network Insight with E/W or N/S

tl/dr: RFC1918 (private) addresses are categorized as E/W by VRNI by default, non-RFC1918 (public) addresses are categorized as N/S by default. You can flag private as N/S or public as E/W to ensure the reports reflect your environment. Looking over the … Continue reading

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Linksys wireless router Unexpected Error 2197

While trying to setup a new Linksys WRT3200 ACM router over the weekend I ran into a “Unexpected Error 2197” message while changing the router’s IP address. I was looking to replace an existing router that was 192.168.0.1 internally instead … Continue reading

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VCAP DCV 6.5 Deploy a.k.a VMware Certified Advanced Professional — Data Center Virtualization Deploy 2018 a.k.a 3V0-21.18

<Edi 2t> PASS! After almost 10 weeks of waiting I finally got my score back.</Edit 2> <Edit> Apparently I was the first to publicly take the exam! Hope the tips help out future candidates! Drop me a line if you … Continue reading

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VMWorld 2018: Tuesday

The keynote was nice as a client was on stage talking about the success of an implementation I helped with.  Cool stuff. Then Sanjay talked to Malala Yousafzai which was pretty amazing.  Makes me wish I brought my daughters to VMworld. … Continue reading

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VMWorld 2018: Monday

Today kicked off with the main keynote featuring Pat Gelsinger.  There were several new announcements including: Amazon RDS database service will now run on your local VMware servers VMware ESXi now fully supports ARM processors VSAN now supports S3 storage … Continue reading

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