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Samsung Bixby Routines

Today’s blog isn’t your usual blog about VMware or VMware products, it’s my first blog about a Samsung feature. In the last part of 2021 I started to watch Modern Family and I must say I really enjoyed the show. It was low key to step in and enjoy the often simple humor. While I […]

Who is

Sometimes documents can be vague and you get stuck wondering what the writer ment. The same thing happend to me today. I’m working on the configuration of VMware Cloud Foundation. To be more precise on the integration of vRLI and vROps. I’m following this document Step 4 reads as: To connect to vRealize Operations Manager […]


Yes! That is a strange title, but let me explain. FAT = First Aid Kit which we in the Netherlands is called EHBO = Eerst Hulp Bij Ongevallen. So why the need to be so dramatic? Well I’m getting tried of searching for the correct logfile to tail in case when SHTF (no need to […]

Deleting old vSAN partitions

In my current assignment I have to reuse “old” servers to build a new VMware Cloud Foundation platform. The servers already have a vSAN partition, which wasn’t removed before breaking down the old platform. But I guess nobody ever does delete the old vSAN partition, right?   I have to remove the vSAN partition on […]

Force NTP sync

Today I was working on an issue with Workspace One Access. The GUI complained that the cluster is not in time sync. That’s strange as NTP is configured like it should. Turned out the customer had issues with a firewall and that could have stopped the traffic to the NTP server. I couldn’t find an […]

Watch VMworld 2021 On-Demand!

VMworld 2021 on-demand video library with over 500 sessions is now open! Here’s your chance to watch any of over 500 sessions on-demand: whether you want to delve deep into a technical breakout session, watch your favorite speaker break it down in that swift demo, or simply follow along a panel discussion on trending industry […]

Again helping the community

I had some spare time and it’s been a while since I did anything with the vROps API. Until I checked the VMware community This sounds like something fun to do. So here is the outcome! <# Author: Kabir Ali – Scriptname: VF (vCenterFinder) Version: 1.1 (Tested) Date: Dec 18 2020 Why: bridrod asked for […]

VMworld 2021

Wauw time flies! Later today VMworld 2021 starts! And to be honest, I haven’t really filled my agenda with sessions. Guess I’ll be hopping from feed to feed! Yep VMworld is again fully online! So quickly create an account and enjoy: VMworld2021  

vROps Cloud Proxy

As of vROps 8.4 the Application Remote Collector (ARC) is deprecated and you are asked to replace with ARC with the Cloud Proxy (CP). More info on this can be found here   I followed the KB and did a migration from ARC to CP. The migration itself was partly successful. That is that vROps […]

vROps Telegraf check Windows Service

Want to check if a Windows service is running with the new vROps Telegraf agent? I won’t discuss how to install the Application Remote Collector in order to install the Telegraf agent. This blog picksup right after the prerequisites for installation are met and completed. I use the following script to check whether a Windows […]