Identify SQL Table Disk Space Usage

I recently came across an issue where one of our database servers had exhausted it’s drive space and the application had failed due to this. In this instance, it happened to be a server running one of our SolarWinds monitoring databases. We had recently extended the disk space by 50GB and this was consumed in … Read moreIdentify SQL Table Disk Space Usage

VMware vCenter – Another Task Is Already In Progress

If you’ve ever tried to execute a task in vCenter only to be told that another task is already in progress but you can’t see it then this post may be of use to you. In this example I tried to initiate a removal of all snapshots against a target virtual machine – vCenter then … Read moreVMware vCenter – Another Task Is Already In Progress

TechUG April 2019

Another year, another TechUG event to talk at – yay! For those who attended my TechUG presentation – thank you. Below you will find links to download my presentation along with additional references which you may find useful and informative. Please note the slides are meant as talking points and do not necessarily include all … Read moreTechUG April 2019

Synology Active Backup For Business – VMware Lab Protection

I have a Synology NAS at home which is used for both my home lab and general NAS purposes (file shares, Plex, etc). I recently setup the ‘Active Backup For Business’ (ABfB) package on my Synology as I wanted to try out the backup function for my VMware lab. Excitingly for me the ABfB package … Read moreSynology Active Backup For Business – VMware Lab Protection

VMware TestDrive

I recently received an e-mail as part of my VMware User Group Advantage (VMUG) membership informing me about a new VMware service named ‘TestDrive’. I will provide information below taken from the e-mail invitation and from the website itself – https://portal.vmtestdrive.com/ TestDrive provides VMware customers, partners, employees, and VMUG Advantage members the opportunity to explore … Read moreVMware TestDrive

vSAN host cannot be moved to the destination cluster: vSAN cluster UUID mismatch

This is a very quick post regarding the error message received below when attempting to add a VMware ESXi host with an existing vSAN partition to a new vCenter.

In my case the complete error is as follows –

I forgot I had added the host to a previous vCenter and configured vSAN … Read morevSAN host cannot be moved to the destination cluster: vSAN cluster UUID mismatch

pfSense Routing Loop Fun

I recently upgraded my pfSense appliance to the latest code release (currently 2.4.4-RELEASE (amd64)) and since doing so I’ve had a few strange occasions where my devices are unable to access the Internet or more precisely certain ports are working while others do not. Let me explain further and then explain what I’ve done which … Read morepfSense Routing Loop Fun

TechUG October 2018

For those who attended my TechUG presentation – thank you. Below you will find links to the presentations along with reference documents and URLs that will assist in further reading. Please note the slides are meant as talking points and do not necessarily include all topics or information discussed as part of the ‘live’ presentation. … Read moreTechUG October 2018

TechUG September 2018

For those who attended my TechUG presentation – thank you. Below you will find links to the presentations along with reference documents and URLs that will assist in further reading. Please note the slides are meant as talking points and do not necessarily include all topics or information discussed as part of the ‘live’ presentation. … Read moreTechUG September 2018

VMware VMUG – Hello From My Home Lab Goes International – Episode 5

Well I might as well link this here seeing as it’s on Twitter and various other places! I had the pleasure of doing a web session with Lindy from VMware for the ‘Hello From My Home Lab’ series and it’s been up on YouTube and I think showing at VMworld 2018. I’ve been meaning to … Read moreVMware VMUG – Hello From My Home Lab Goes International – Episode 5