Convert LUN canonical name to datastore and vice versa

Someone recently asked in a VMTN post for a way to know what datastore is associated with a LUN canonical name (naa.xxxxxx). It can actually be quite annoying to find which datastore we are talking about when all we have is a canonical name. It’s either putting on the... [Read More]

Snapshot consolidation: vsphere 5 vs vSphere 6

Prior to vSphere 6 the consolidation mecanism worked such a way that it could lead to issues where the consolidation of snapshots would fail and retry over and over again and could lead to crazy long stun times with unresponsive guest OS or a snapshot that doesn’t want to go... [Read More]

vExpert 2016 program

A couple weeks ago VMware sent over the emails to notify the new and returning vExperts 2016, and it is with great pleasure that I received mine! The vExpert program is an “award” given to the professionals who get involved in the VMware community by sharing... [Read More]

Hyperion + Lightberry + OpenElec + Kodi

I did this project to create a mood lighting behind the TV that “follows” the colors displayed on the screen and enhance the experience of movie watching. It is pretty much an open source version of Philips’ Ambilight except it can work on a wide range of devices and is... [Read More]

Move VLAN to a different vSwitch

Recently after we had a network change aimed to consolidate our uplinks, I had to move a whole bunch of VMs to a port-group in a different vSwitch but in the same VLAN without losing connectivity. It is a very easy process and not a single ping is lost (maybe... [Read More]