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Free online courses: Intro to Statistics

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In my day-to-day life as a computer geek, I find myself surrounded by information. For better or worse, it is my job to try an take this data and make intelligent decisions based on it. To be quite honest, I have been fumbling with how to organize and use the data. Between high-school statistics class […]

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Configuring syslog in ESX

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It happens every time – an error occurs in VMware, and causes a lot of VMotions. By the time you get the logs off the ESX host, they have rolled off and are no longer valid. To combat this, we setup a syslog server for all our ESX hosts to report into. To configure the […]

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Finding VM disk details in powershell

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Occasionally I have to do some VMware datastore maintenance (remove datastores, migrate SANs, etc…) that requires me to move VMs from one DS to another. Traditionally this should be simple: find all VMs on a DS, sVmotion the VMs to a target DS, and remove the original. To make it easier, I rename the datastores […]