Category Archives: Work

More on Locked files in VMware vCenter and ESX

Back in February, I posted a story on Fixing Invalid VM’s in VMware vCenter and ESX and it became one of my two most popular stories and still remains so even after 12 months. Now, I can bring you some … Continue reading

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Updating your WSUS for Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012

So Microsoft have released the Update for WSUS 3.0 SP2 (KB2734608) that allows it to be able to recognise Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Operating Systems and download the appropriate updates. Here are the steps I completed to ensure … Continue reading

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Fixing Invalid VM’s in VMWare vCenter & ESX

  We’ve had a Virtual Machine showing up in vCenter Server as Invalid (and greyed out) for a few days now. Ordinarily, I would have had a go at fixing it straight away but is is an archive server that … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Cloud – How I Learned to Love the CSV

This last couple of weeks, I have been assigned what seems to be a relatively simple project – get our Member’s Database into Salesforce.com. Turns out we have had a Salesforce Professional Subscription for the better part of a year … Continue reading

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Updating VMWare ESXi Hosts with extra NICs

Adding a Intel Quad Server NIC to Dell R510 + ESXi We wanted to implement our new ESXi Host to use for our lesser Servers and started by configuring a  brand new Dell PowerEdge R510 Server. Unfortunately, these don’t come … Continue reading

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GTD MK III – The final piece….

The final piece of my Stationery fix for my GTD arrived yesterday… The Rhodia Meeting Book.. Now I can use this for both meetings and concept planning. I got in in A4 so that I wouldn’t be cramped for room. … Continue reading

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GTD Mk II – new diary

So as part of my re-organisation of my processes to a more GTD-friendly setup, I have already got my diary for next year … This year, I went for a quality diary rather than something newsagent special. last year, I … Continue reading

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