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Based on the work that Chris Wahl did documenting his upgrade to 5GHz in his home lab, I ran right out and purchased a spiffy new Linksys AC1900 Dual Band SMART Wi-Fi Router (EA6900) [...]

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There are lots of different subtitles this post could have:

Just because a Synology update SAYS it doesn’t need to reboot the array doesn’t mean it won’t… Yanking storage out from under a running MySQL database while it’s live is a bad idea… Backups are a good thing… Setting up health check rules based on [...]

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Right up front, I promise: no predictions!  Ain’t nobody got time for that…  2013 was an interesting year for me, and looking back at it, there’s a lot to learn from it.  There were highs and lows, but every situation brings with it a lesson.  Here are the ones I learned, or am in the [...]

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Sometimes, especially in the tech community I belong to, I feel like the last lone non-Apple guy.  I don’t own a MacBook, I don’t own an iPhone and the iPads are for the kids to play games on.  I own two Windows-based laptops, a gorgeous original Voodoo/HP Blackbird gaming machine, six Android phones (HTC Evo, [...]

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An Object at Rest

On December 4, 2013 By

I have spent 3 years, 1 month and 27 days at VCE.

During that time, I’ve traveled 464,681 miles to 122 cities in 15 countries. I took 161 trips, spent 605 days on the road and 450 nights in hotel rooms. I got to meet with the best customers, work with [...]

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When the vSphere 5.5 bits dropped this weekend, I pulled everything down and started to upgrade my lab, which was on vSphere 5.1U1.  I did the upgrade as outlined in the 5.5 documentation, forgoing the simple install because I had an existing SSO environment that I wanted to update.

Yes, I did a full backup [...]

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As I work through my travel schedule for the rest of the year, I’m excited and a little overwhelmed about the number of fun events that are coming up.  Here’s a quick rundown of where I’ll be for the rest of the year, at least the ones that are current scheduled.  If I [...]

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Look, I know what you are here for.  You want me to use my powers of industry awareness, combine them with my proximity to VMware, EMC and Cisco and tell you exactly what the acquisition of Whiptail means, not just for VCE but for the industry as a whole, right?

Well, good luck.  I counted [...]

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I’m in a strange mood.  I’m struggling to find the motivation I need for the final stretch before VMworld, and a combination of a brutal travel schedule, way too much stuff on my plate and just a general sense of being personally unsettled has me feeling out of sorts.

Personally and professionally, the [...]

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Martin Glassborow posted a thought provoking piece on his blog a couple weeks back talking about how the intelligence native to infrastructure seems to be working it’s way up from the individual components.  Specifically he references the EMC acquisition of ScaleIO, and how storage seems to [...]

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