Keep SRM From Renaming Datastores on Recovery

VMware Site Recovery Manager is one of the best products in the VMware arsenal.  If you’re using SRM, there have been some welcome changes in recent versions.  One is the sheer magic of automatically resignaturing your datastores, and managing the whole process transparently. The only problem is, when the datasores fail over, they get renamed like…

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VMworld 2012 v0dgeball

Although there’s plenty of forthcoming VMworld related bloggery churning around in my head, I thought I’d go ahead and post some pics from v0dgeball 2012 for your enjoyment.  The event was a good time, and we raised $13k for the Wounded Warriors.  Chad has the complete breakdown and video here. I agreed to sub in only…

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VDR Drama – Host Losing Connectivity to vCenter

This is a problem I have seen now in two different environments, at two different companies.  Both happened to be using VMware Data Recovery for backups.   The problem starts like this. You lose a host from vCenter, and you cannot get it to reconnect.  You do a /sbin/services.sh restart, and still you cannot get connected…

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VMware vExpert 2012!!!

          Virtual Insanity has two vExperts on staff now! Myself and Scott Sauer were both chosen vExpert for 2012.   What is a vExpert? The program was started by VMware in 2009 and is driven by VMware community mavens Alex Maier and John Troyer. The title is awarded to individuals who have…

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