vRetreat 2018

  I was lucky enough to be invited to the vRetreat 2018 event this year, this event is organised by Patrick Redknap and can I say what a very well organized event it was. The location of the event this year was held in little old London Town in no other place than the “The Crypt on the Green” followed by a team adventure in “The Crystal Maze”.     This event is designed to bring together “Bloggers” and “technology evangelists” reviewing vendor presentations on some cool, new technology with some added adventure. Attending the event this year were the following […]

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NEVMUG February 2018

NEVMUG February 2018. The Next North East VMUG (NEVMUG) event will be held on Thursday 22nd February 2018 @  “The Royal Station Hotel” in Newcastle.     We have NOT ONE but …. FOUR new sponsors to kick of the New Year along with some EXCELLENT VMware & Community sessions and of course we are well known in the VMUG community for our great Prize Giveaways …. “You Have to be ….in IT to WIN IT”. #inittowinitnevmug, nevmug nevmug Check out the Line up !!!nevmug nevmug nevmug VMware Session by “Frank Denneman” @FrankDenneman Senior Staff Architect @ VMware R&D “VMware Cloud on AWS” | “Tech […]

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2017 Achievements

2017 started very promising ……….   I was accepted for the 2nd year running onto the VMware vExpert program and also to accompany this award I was accepted onto the Cisco Champion Program…… Totally Buzzing    To find out more information on both the above program’s check out the links below.   VMware vExpert Program Cisco Champion Program   Thank you to everyone who prompted me to apply and congratulations to all the nominated IT professionals.

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NSX Host Preperation XXX eam.agent.enable.label not found XXX

Today I ran into the following error message while standing up a test cluster for a McAfee Move solution “XXX eam.agent.enable.label not found XXX”, the error seemed a bit generic but after going back through the basics I realised that I had missed an important part of the preparation. The Host and cluster I was using was provisioned a few weeks back with a different purpose in mind and it was linked to test Domain “Mytest.local”, however I’ve re-purposed the cluster to save time testing the McAfee components to replace vCNS and I overlooked the ESXi Host configuration. The new […]

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NEVMUG November 2016

NEVMUG November 2016, The Next North East VMUG (NEVMUG) event will be held on Thursday 3rd November in our New Venue “The Royal Station Hotel”.next ne vmug nvmworld Come along and show your support to our local community. We have some excellent VMware & Community sessions along with some awesome Prize giveaways “You Have to be there to be included”.nevmug, nevmug nevmug Check out the below Line up !!!nevmug nevmug nevmug Community Session from the “Open Tech Cast“ Team @kev_johnson A live-recorded chat with one of the hosts of the newly launched UK focussed OpenTechCast – roundtable discussion around how to stay […]

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VCSA – CA Nimbus Install Guide

As I adopt the the policy of “Migrate to VCSA” by virtuallyghetto  I came across an issue today with Nimbus monitoring and thought I would document and share the process to have a VMware VCSA / PSC Appliance monitored by CA Nimbus Tools. I’m not going to document how to deploy & configure the VCSA in this post as there are lots of blogs already illustrating this process.vcsa nimbus Below are the steps to carry out the configuration changes to a VMware Appliance to allow CA Nimbus monitoring Tools to communicate to the Appliance. vcsa nimbus Deploy the VMware VCSA / PSC […]

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