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Northwest VMUG (UK) – Grandpa goes north.

Northwest VMUG (UK) – Grandpa goes north.

Firstly, why Grandpa? Blame @greggrobertson5. Having only spent 2 days working with him (some time ago) he began to refer to me online in this manner and it’s stuck, and been adopted…by a few…and by my colleagues…and now even my partner. With the VMUG momentum picking up in the UK now more and more local ‘chapters’ are coming to life and in two weeks time I’ll be heading up to Manchester to meet new faces, really...

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London VMUG – in a nutshell.

London VMUG – in a nutshell.

  My session featured no kittens or puppies The VMware User Groups provide a fantastic opportunity to rub shoulders with VMware technology enthusiasts. Whether you’re running the latest, the previous or perhaps even the unsupported versions of their products there’s always someone to share a story with. You’ll typically find breakout sessions available overviewing products, providing troubleshooting guidance or...

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An afternoon with PernixData’s CTO

An afternoon with PernixData’s CTO

Before I begin brain dumping my thoughts from yesterday I’d like to take a moment not only to thank Satyam Vaghani (PernixData CTO & Co-Founder) but also to Jane. Much like yourselves I receive invites to meetings, ‘free’ events, conferences, WebEx demos, etc… most days of the week but there seems little sincerity with these. So what’s the point? There’s too many other things to be doing and quite frankly...

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Welcome 2014 vExperts – fancy a freebie (or 2)?

Welcome 2014 vExperts – fancy a freebie (or 2)?

Hello First of all, I would like to congratulate and welcome the new recruits to the vExpert programme and, for those who’ve been fortunate enough to be on boarded for another year. This will most probably the 502nd blog post talking about the programme so I’ll cut the waffle but certainly won’t skip over the important fact that we’re hugely proud of our achievement and appreciate the efforts that John, Cory and the...

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Error: Cannot complete operation because VMware Tools is not running in this virtual machine – but they are!

Error: Cannot complete operation because VMware Tools is not running in this virtual machine – but they are!

A fantastic title for a blog post don’t you think? Well, not really but it’s there should someone else be searching for the exact same message. I’ve been un-picking a very unhappy deployment of VMware’s SRM in our company lab setup today. Our lab is most probably not too dissimilar to your own in that every employee has access, can install and configure what they want. It is a lab and there to prove and / or...

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New VMwear website launched

New VMwear website launched

    As we begin 2014 the VMwear Spelling page moved. In the past few years quite a bit of content has been amassed and I thought it was time to dedicate a website to it. The website? http://bigvbigmlittlew.com/ Huge thanks to my colleague Sean Duffy (@shogan85) for the artwork – very much...

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