darrylcauldwell.com On a journey around the datacenter and public cloud.

Log Insight for VMware Integrated OpenStack

vRealize Log Insight is not a product I have had much to do with up to now,  but that changed a few days ago when I was asked to perform an evaluation of how Log Insight might help with the management and administration of VMware Integrated OpenStack environment.

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Troubleshooting ESXi HBA Fibre Connectivity

To see physical NIC connectivity in vSphere is nice and easy as its displayed in vCenter console. I found however checking the link state of fibre channel HBAs is possible but not so easy so I thought I’d detail the steps I used here.

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Post To Slack From Powershell

Working in a technical team distributed across multiple time zones makes it difficult to collaborate and keep everyone on the same page. I’ve used various communications tools to try and help with this and today the team I am working with started to look at Slack. Slack seems ideal for our needs as it provides easily searchable discussion forums and has apps available for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android, it has a free usage model with limitations which won’t effect our working and if we grow we can extend to a paid license.

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How To Setup An Ansible Test Lab For Windows Managed Nodes & Custom Windows Modules

On starting to look at learning using Ansible to manage Windows hosts, first step was to setup a test lab.

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Is the future of sysadmin to be an SRE?

I recently came across the role SRE, I didn’t know what this was so researched it a little and found that it refers to Site Reliability Engineers after reading around the subject here is my considered opinion.

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