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Using VMware vCloud Air

Recently I had to run a workshop for our IT personnel in international branches. The workshop centred around setting up Windows 2012 Domain and various other roles. I thought this would be an ideal opportunity to test vCloud Air and use it to setup the labs for the participants. VMware very kindly offer £300 credit […]

Esxcli unmap issue

The esxcli unamp command is an useful tool for reclaiming space from thin provisioned LUNs, more details on the command and it’s use can be found in this VMware KB article: The version of vSphere we use is 5.5 and I have ran this command and reclaimed space before without any issues, however, on one particular LUN […]

Reconfiguring Microsoft Exchange Server To Use SAN Certificate With Only External Domain Names

A typical Microsoft Exchange solution for SMEs might look like this: Consequently a Subject Alternative Name (SAN) certificate will probably contain the following entries: itexch01.itfountain.local itexch02.itfountain.local The internal names are usually used for the Client Access Server (CAS) role and is what Outlook will connect to. For this reason the internal server names must […]

VMworld 2015 Europe Experience

I was lucky enough to attend the VMworld Europe in Barcelona earlier this month so I thought I would write a quick review of the experience. My company is looking at several virtualisation projects so I thought it would be a good idea to to go along to the biggest virtualisation conference.  I got to Barcelona […]