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Skyline illegal characters

If this is supported or not I have no idea! But I made some minor changes to the Skyline Collector appliance. While trying to setup AD integration with Skyline I ran into a weird problem. While everything seemed okay, Skyline kept throwing this error: A group name contains illegal characters. And: A user name contains […]

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 […]

Great month – vExpert and VCIX!

What a month it has been! Full of joyful moments! While we are still in a pandemic every little moment of happiness counts double. But this month brought me three major moments of happiness. The first was that for the second time in a raw I became a vExpert! I love helping the vCommunity out […]

VM latency sensitivity setting in vROps

So I was approached by one of my fellow vROps buddies @ ITQ. His customer is in need to get some advanced VM settings in vROps. So Kim asked me if I had any experience with that. Not with that particularly, but I’ve some experience in getting 3rd party data into vROps. With that I […]

Restart Stopping Objects in vROps

Here is a quick post about a problem I faced a couple of months back. Every now and then I found that there are some VM objects in the stopping state in vROps. Upon investigation this happened due to an patch script, that tries to set the VMs in a stopped state. But somehow not […]

VM Age in vROps

There is a very good article on the Cattle/Pet analogy. I won’t explain it in detail, as you can simply follow this link and get to know all about it. But in short it comes down to this. You take care of your pets, ea. you patch them and add features to them. Cattle on […]

Helping the community

One of the reasons I joined ITQ about a year ago is that they like to help people. That is one of those qualities that really stand out. And often people tell me that I’m a helping guy myself. Specially in these Corona times we have the help each other out wherever we can. So […]

Homelab Upgrade (1/2)

At the beginning of April 2020 VMware released vSphere 7. Like any other techie I wanted to try it our right away. Only to find out my homelab is no longer supported. Keeping that into consideration and also the fact that I lost 1 NUC down the line it was time for an homelab upgrade. […]