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6Oct/09Off

Dell+Ivoxy Happy Hour on Oct 29

TechOps Guy: Nate

Dell is at it again, this time with Ivoxy on October 29th in Bellevue's Parlor Billards. They look to be focusing on Equallogic storage. I was at another event with Ivoxy and Equallogic at the very same venue about a year or two ago when they were partnered up, they both seemed pretty happy to be partners. Then Ivoxy ran into NetApp's arms and have been in love with them ever since.  So I think it's kinda strange deja vu for them to have this sort of event focused on Equallogic storage. I suppose there are use cases where they might recommend Equallogic over NetApp but it certainly seems that Ivoxy is a NetApp shop.

If your interested you can register here. If it was earlier in the day I'd probably go..

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2Oct/09Off

Cleaning the VMCC (3.5) Database

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Last weekend encountered a problem with our VMware instance where we could no longer reach a few of our VM's via SSH. No big deal I thought I will just connect to VMCC and jump on the console. So I was mildly annoyed when I couldn't connect, but it was Sunday and there was nothing Product impacted so decide to investigate first thing Monday.

By the time I got in Monday a co-work had already begun investigating why we couldn't connect to VMCC and found the error 'VIM_VCDB' because the 'PRIMARY' filegroup is full. in Event log for the machine hosting VMCC. A little googling gave some pointers to the fix, but most seemed to assume you were a MS SQL DBA and knew what you were doing. Since I am not a MS SQL DBA and did not know what I am doing, I thought I would put what I eventually figured out here in case any other non-DBA's had the same problem. (Note you could completely destroy your VMware installation following these instructions, I would highly recommend you hire an expert to do it)

1.) Download the purge old data SQL script from HERE

2.) If you don't already have it (not being a DBA and all) download SSMSE from HERE

3.) Double- Click the VCDB_table_cleanup_MSSQL script and it will Launch SSMSE
sqlserver-connect

4.) Select the VIM_VCDB database from the drop down
SSMSE-screenshot

5.) Now click the SSMSE-execute-button button to perform a trail run. You should see something similar to the screen below showing the output of the test run.

cleanup-complete

From here I will leave as an exercise for the reader to figure out how to enable the cleanup script to actually clean up the database, Hint: read the script comments.

2Oct/09Off

Dell+VMware Luncheon Oct 15

TechOps Guy: Nate

Speaking of free food..I mean excuses not to go to work, I mean informative conferences there is another on October 15 in Bellevue hosted by Dell and VMware, details here.

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1Oct/09Off

VMware ThinApp demo luncheon Oct 15

TechOps Guy: Nate

Hey, while I'm here I might as well tell you about another local tech event, this one on the east side. Ivoxy and VMware are having a luncheon in Kirkland to talk about ThinApp. I don't expect to be there but give the Ivoxy team very high marks for VMware knowledge. Check it out here. And check out Ivoxy here.

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1Oct/09Off

Splunk Live Seattle Oct 22

TechOps Guy: Nate

Hey, both of you reading this blog should come to Splunk Live in Seattle on Oct 22. Sign up here. Good excuse to get out and about. I just finished 3 days of online splunk classes. It's a pretty powerful app, I'm going to need all the help I can get to use it to it's full potential.

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