Virtualised Fruit

Yet another fruity blog taking a byte into virtualisation

Keeping your blog secure

If like me you use WordPress for hosting your blog and you may well be hosting this yourself you may have found keeping this all up to date and secure can be a bit of a nightmare.  There are a few things I do to try and secure my blog and keep it up to…

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Keeping it all organised

Very much a follow on post from yesterday but I just wanted to share an app that I use to keep some of my tasks at bay. I know there are also other ways of doing this but I quite like their app and it sync across all my devices. It’s called todoist The main thing…

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The dreaded writers block…..

In case you missed it Eric who arranged the #vDM30in30 had a very relevant post and just re-tweeted this and to be fair its a rather apt post for me today. I have a few ideas forming but none that are as complete as I would hope them to be. I decided to read his blog…

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VCSA 6.5 A problem occurred while reading the OVF file / Error: ovftool is not available on Mac

So today I spent sometime updating and rebuilding my lab so I could write some further articles. It appears one of the versions that you may well have downloaded of the VCSA ISO has a small bug. My version of the ISO was called VMware-VCSA-all-6.5.0-4602587.iso but it may well have been fixed now otherwise you…

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A few dates for next year….

In the essence of planning it appears there are already some keys dates for your diaries which I thought I would repost incase anyone has missed them EDIT:- Firstly the London VMUG dates Just found this in my laptop bag from #ukvmug – save the #lonvmug dates peeps! pic.twitter.com/pEgwYWdEX5 — Jane Rimmer (@Rimmergram) November 19,…

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MDM Solution for small environments or the lab…

Firstly you are probably thinking why would I want & or need this…. Basically this solution I am going to tell you about is free for 100 endpoints. Its a great way to get your head around MDM (Mobile Device Manage) solutions and their benefits and pit falls. Including bring your own device. I learnt…

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Even techies need downtime…

Its not only our servers that need downtime its us techies too… I for one have several ways of spending my downtime. Mainly its with my kids and doing things with them but I also love being in the kitchen so I thought I would put up a few ideas for some treats to get…

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ICYMI VMware vCenter 6.5 is now GA

I for one have been looking forward to the GA release of 6.5 and unless you have been asleep for the last day you can now download it with ease. I know a few people had issues with the download links at first but it appears to be plain sailing from now. If you want…

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Raspberry Pi… Few sizes but fits many applications

I recently came into possession of a Raspberry Pi 3 and after owning a 1 I found many things to do with it. Now with the power of the 3 I have been able to do a few more things of few I have noted below.   RetroPie SMS Gateway AirPlay Speakers VMUG badge printer…

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Learning through gameification…. CloudCred

One site that is on my frequently visited listed is VMware’s CloudCredibility. Its free to sign up and has some great resources on there. It’s a great way to learn and get rewards for doing so and I think we have made a great team on here. I must do a shout out here for Andy Nash as…

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