Posted on 02. Feb, 2013 by vTexan.
So, this blog post is going to be a little different then my typical ones, but this is my blog so I get to publish whatever I want About 10 months ago, April 11th to be exact, I was alerted by a good friend of mine (Brian Carpenter – @vtBrianC) of a kick ass [...]
Posted on 28. Jan, 2013 by vTexan.
First and foremost let me point out that TrainSignal (@TrainSignal) is a sponsor on this vTexan.com blog site. BUT I’d like to point out that I loved them before they were a sponsor Thank god for Social Media (Twitter and Facebook in this case) or I would have totally missed these little gems of [...]
Posted on 14. Jan, 2013 by vTexan.
If you’ve been following my install guide series for ProSphere 1.7 you know that we have already installed the ProSphere vApp, we setup the discovery of the the VNX and in my last blog, we setup the discovery of the VMware Infrastructure. The next step is to add in the fabric switch information. In [...]
Posted on 10. Jan, 2013 by vTexan.
Hopefully you had a chance to review my “How to install ProSphere” blog post and are now ready to continue adding more discovery objects into ProSphere to get a larger overview of your environment. The next object we will be adding is our VMware vSphere infrastructure. This will get us one step closer to [...]
Posted on 08. Jan, 2013 by vTexan.
<Update May 21st ProSphere was updated to 2.0, the install is still the same) <Updated Jan 14th to include links to setting up VMware with ProSphere, and Cisco Switches – links at the bottom> In December, the Storage Resource Management Suite was updated and with that came ProSphere 1.7. If you are not familiar with [...]
Posted on 07. Dec, 2012 by vTexan.
From time to time I’ve needed to get Solutions Enabler setup for various different reasons, on various different lab environments, as well as helping customers get this setup for things like VASA and ProSphere. I figured I might as well document it and publish it so that in another 3 months, when I need [...]
Posted on 27. Nov, 2012 by vTexan.
Hopefully you read my blog post around IT Transformation. If you recall, the whole movement around IT Transformation is the understanding that various companies’ differentiated value is coming more and more from their customer facing Applications. Because of this, more and more attention needs to be focused on these applications. This is driving the [...]
Posted on 15. Nov, 2012 by vTexan.
One of the things that drove me to social media (Twitter+Blogging+Facebook+Linkedin etc) was a desire to share with the community, good, bad or indifferent, but sharing none-the less. It’s probably a lot of the same reasons others gravitated towards this medium. It’s not for everyone, but for those that embrace it, they can certainly [...]
Posted on 23. Oct, 2012 by vTexan.
Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way. This is pretty true when describing trends in IT over the last few years. Every week, IT groups battle for relevancy within the organization they support. Ever heard the running joke that IT puts the “NO” in innovation? Being able to respond quickly to [...]
Posted on 25. Sep, 2012 by vTexan.
The final installment of my VSI Install Guide Series is our Path Management Plugin. This is another free plugin that allows you to set, or change global multiplathing settings in your VMware vSphere environment as it relates to connecting to EMC storage solutions. If you’ve kept up with my other guides I took you [...]
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