VCSA 6.0 installer for MacOS Sierra does not work

Yes, you read the title correct. This is not officially supported. Here is what I experienced: Mount the CDrom > vcsa-ui-installer > mac > Installer I completed steps 1 through 5 I can across this error on step 6 Based on the message, I thought I might have downloaded a corrupt OVA file, however the MD5 checksum… Read More »

Is there an easier way to migrate a workload into AHV?

DoubleTake, Sureline, VMware Converter, Disk2vhd Over the last couple month I have been working on migration strategies for P2V and V2V into AHV (Nutanix Acropolis). During this time I found the following products: Double Take VMware Converter Disk2vhd(Hyper-V) Sureline So here is the current break down. Disk2vhd (Hyper-V) This software works great for Physical to… Read More »

Windows 2012 DFS – Replication

DFS Replication is an effective way to replicate data between data centers across the building or somewhere on the other side of the world. DFS Replication uses remote differential compression (RDC) to replicate changes in a file on a block by block basis instead of replicating the entire file. This replication is very efficient even across limited bandwidth connections.… Read More »

Windows 2012 DFS – Folders

This is part two of my DFS setup blog for Windows 2012.  In this post we will cover folder creation and advanced folders. Create a Folder Highlight your namespace and select new folder I am creating a folder for Shared data Add the path to the folder target – in my case its \\DFS-1\Shares Creating an… Read More »

Windows 2012 DFS Namespace

So what is DFS? The DFS acronym stands for Distributed File System. DFS is a collection of files and folders. Open up Server Manager Open up Server Manager Click Manage, Add Roles and Features Click Next Click Next Select your server and click Next Expand File and Storage Services Expand File and iSCSI Services Click DFS… Read More »

Building Whitebox Home Lab Servers

Last year about this time I design to completely rebuild my home lab.  After ready about many home labs I decided to use the Wahl network Haswell Design. Processor I wanted the new 4th generation Haswell chip, which is the latest Tock release for Intel in the 22nm fabrication process. The Haswell chipset requires a motherboard… Read More »

Synology 6.1

Synology has just released version 6.1-15047 So I logged into my Synology this morning and saw this: So here are the release note: Release Notes for 1815+ New features: Self Healing Shared Folder encryption Storage Manager updates    

Initial Configuration of SSP

Initial Configuration of SSP (Self Service Portal) Note You must import users and groups from an AD that has been configured in Prism. If no AD is configured in Prism, you must create a new AD connection from the initial SSP configuration page. You will also designate an AD user or group to administer SSP.… Read More »

Remove Metro Availability

Remove Metro Availability Before you remove Metro Availability: Make sure to migrate all VMs off metro storage Make sure there are no local snapshot on the metro storage Remove Metro Login to the primary site and disable metro availability by clicking Disable. WARNING BOX: Disable Metro Availability on * ? Please update the DRS rules to… Read More »