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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for Default Reasoning! Another year is coming to an end. Time for some blogging recap of 2013. Here are some numbers from I got from WordPress. The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. Default Reasoning was viewed about 250,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 11 days for that many people to see […]

Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery

RPO, RTO, WRT, MTD…WTH?!

Some time ago, I was engaged in a discussion with one of our customers to investigate the possibility of VMware Site Recovery Manager implementation in their datacenter. The discussion turned technical pretty soon and when I asked what their RPO or RTO requirements were, they could not answer it straight away simply because they didn’t know what it was or what it meant. And when I mentioned WRT and MTD, they were stunned even more. […]

Auto Deploy

Upgrading vSphere 5.1 to vSphere 5.5 – Part 2

In the previous part we upgraded Single Sign-On, vSphere Web Client, vCenter Inventory Service and vCenter Server components using Simple Installer. In this part we will proceed with the upgrade of the remaining vSphere components which must be done manually. Remaining upgrade steps Upgrade vSphere Client Upgrade vSphere Update Manager Upgrade vSphere ESXi Dump Collector (optional) Upgrade vSphere Syslog Collector (optional) Upgrade vSphere Auto Deploy (optional) Upgrade ESXi hosts Upgrade vSphere Client Open the VMware […]

News

Veeam Backup & Replication v7 R2 now available!

We got some news from our friends at Veeam today. The Veeam Backup & Replication v7 R2 is now available! This update delivers additional features and functionality described below. For VMware, support for: vSphere 5.5, including support for 62TB virtual disks; vCloud Director 5.5. For Microsoft, support for: Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V and free Hyper-V Server 2012 R2, including support for Generation 2 virtual machines; Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 as guest […]

Upgrade

Upgrading vSphere 5.1 to vSphere 5.5 – Part 1

The latest release of VMware vSphere (version 5.5) has been generally available for a while so it is time to look how to upgrade your vSphere 5.1 environment to vSphere 5.5. Make sure that you read and check the vSphere 5.5 Release Notes, the vSphere 5.5 upgrade guide, the Compatibility Guide and the Product Interoperability Matrix from VMware before you begin the upgrade process. Also, make sure your environment meets the software and hardware requirements. The […]

vCloud Automation Center

Troubleshooting vCAC installation issue: Could not load type ‘system.servicemodel.activation.httpmodule’ from assembly ‘system.servicemodel’

A quick post about solving the “Could not load type ‘system.servicemodel.activation.httpmodule’ from assembly ‘system.servicemodel’” error after installing the vCloud Automation Center 5.1 on a Windows 2008 R2 machine. If you successfully installed vCAC but IIS on your Windows machine is unavailable and you get the error mentioned above when you browse the default IIS web page then you probably need to re-register the .NET framework. To do this follow these steps: Open the command prompt […]

vCloud Suite

Building vCloud Suite POC – Part 23: (Final) Thoughts & Conclusions

So… my proof of concept series conducted at a customer site comes to an end and now it is time to summarize and evaluate the concept. First off all, I must say that I really enjoyed building this POC. Reading documentation, implementing the products and troubleshooting (luckily a few) installation and configuration issues was a great experience and a really good learning curve on all products. When the POC implementation was finished, the customer got […]

VMworld

#vRockstar Pre-VMworld Party Hard Rock Cafe – registration open!

Great news for anyone who. like me, is  attending VMworld Europe in Barcelona this year! See below for details! 🙂 We think that you are all VMworld Rockstars! So we decided to bring the vRockstar party back to VMworld Europe for a second year running! Last year was a blast and this year it’s going to be even better! Join Patrick Redknap, Marco Broeken, Robert Payne & Hans De Leenheer to kick off VMworld in style at the Hard Rock Cafe in Barcelona’s central square […]