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Adding vCenters with the similar hostnames to the same Root AD Domain

by layuso • November 7, 2015

If you add a Windows Server to a Domain, you have the option of preventing the Domain Controller from changing the servers hostname.¬†The example is if I have server1.acme.com, and I want to add it to my ad.acme.com domain, during the process of registering the server, it will change the servers hostname to server1.ad.acme.com. Not […]


Client is not authenticated to VMware Inventory Service after VCSA Upgrade to 6

by layuso • November 4, 2015

Had this issue today after upgrading from VCSA 5.5 U3 to 6.6 U1A. How was the VCSA setup before? DNS servers configured to Prod DNS Time configured to AD servers (automatic when you join the domain from the VAMI) AD configured Symptoms: Logging into vCenter Server completes successfully with Administrator@vsphere.local AD Users that used to […]


IBM Spectrum Virtualize (V7000) Updates Coming

by layuso • November 1, 2015

Come Novermber 27, 2015, IBM will release Spectrum controller code version 7.6. Spectrum is the name for their mid-range enterprise SAN’s. The main block controller, Spectrum Virtualize, will receive a new update adding a few new features. Also to note, the Spectrum Scale (originally called V7000 Unified) which is the Filers that can be paired […]


Why am I writing anything at all?

by layuso • November 1, 2015

As I was getting started in virtualization, I noticed a heavy reoccurrence of a few people sharing information, fixes and know-how on topics that I was searching. People like @anthonyspiteri, @DuncanYB, @lamw, @FrankDenneman to name a few, providing technical deep-dives¬†about the things I was trying to deploy. I was handed the resources to build an […]


Write Until My Fingers Fall Off

by layuso • November 1, 2015

After reading @kylog‘s blog post about the topics he is going to write for the #vDM30in30 challenge. I thought I might share of topics as well, before November hits and I need to get writing! So what is #vDM30in30? Its a blogging challenge where you write 30 posts in 30 days. So, while trying to […]