Double Take Cloud Migration Tool Gotchas



Double Take is the product from Vision Solution Group which helps organizations in near Zero downtime cloud and data centre server migrations, High availability, Disaster Recovery (DR) for IBM i, AIX, Windows and Linux server operating systems.

As part of my recent work on data center migration for one of the major banks in Melbourne,

Five Tips to Cut Cloud Computing Costs


Enterprises can benefit with the Cloud solutions (IaaS, MaaS, DBaaS, XaaS etc…) only if they are disciplined and organized with the resources they consume in Cloud. For example, if an organization moves to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform without cleaning up and right sizing their virtual machines, they might end up spending more than what they would spend on their existing on premise platform. I know, cost is not the only factor for organizations to consume the Cloud solutions but it’s

Steps To Remove Horizon View Connection or Security Server from View



This articles outline the steps to remove the Horizon View connection or security Server from the view MANAGER. 
Use case to remove Connection or security server from View Manager can be due to:

-          When you disable View connection or security  server in View Connection servers group, server entry might still exists within View configuration
-          Permanently decommissioning a View connection or security server in view connection server group or replacing view connection or security  server with the new instance of view connection or security server
 Before you try this article, see if this troubleshooting step helps you.

Steps to remove a View connection or security server from the server farm are as follows.

Server HBA Replacement Steps



This article outlines the steps required to replace Host Bus Adapter (HBA) cards on servers. In this example, technologies involved are brocade fabric switch, Windows server/ VMware ESXi server and HP 3PAR storage but same steps can be applied to other vendor technologies like Cisco MDS switch, EMC storage, Hyper-V host, IBM SAN etc…

McAfee MOVE Multi-Platform Install and config steps


While working on McAfee MOVE Anti-Virus solution for virtual desktop solution, I come across this nice video published by McAfee with step by step instructions to install and configure McAfee MOVE Multi-Platform solution.

McAfee MOVE Agentless vs Multi-Platform



When I was looking McAfee MOVE Anti-Virus solution for one of my customers, I was confused with these variants of McAfee MOVE (McAfee MOVE Agentless and Multi-Platform). After spending a day on research, I got what they are and function of each product.

Forward VMware Horizon View Events to Syslog Server



In addition to logging Horizon View events to event database, you can configure to send View events to Syslog servers ( Like Splunk, KiwiSyslog Server, WhatsUplog management etc…)  or to a local log file or to a UNC path somewhere in the network.  The limitation with the local file is maximum size of the event log directory can’t go more than 300 MB, if it grows more than 300 MB size, old logs will be deleted automatically. Default path for local syslog files is: %PROGRAMDATA%\VMware\VDM\events\.

To configure Events on Horizon View, environment,

HP MSA Storage Default Passwords


This article outlines the default credentials configured as part of the HP MSA storage array configuration and their functions. HP MSA refers to MSA 1040 and MSA 2040 arrays in this article.

Information provided in this post is based on Storage Management Utility V3 (SMU V3, comes with GL200 and later firmware - Latest HP MSA 2040 firmware (GL200) can be downloaded from here)

Five Document Review Checks to Keep Your Customers


If you are in consulting world (Professional Services) or review technical design documents for internal teams, this review checklist template is for you.  These five checks help you not to lose your customers by sending document without proper checks/ review.
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Technical document peer review checklist can be used as part of the process to sign off the design document or proposal to send it to the customer.

HP 3PAR License Update Process



There are two ways to upload license to HP 3PAR system, one is through 3PAR management console and other is CLI.

You can obtain license file from your HP reseller or directly from HP Account manager

Steps to upload HP 3PAR license through 3PAR Management Console (MC)