Last week VMware published the promised new version of vROps 8.0, so as soon as the GA appeared on the website I started downloading, noblesse oblige as we say 😊. I ran the upgrade in my lab without any backups or anything. It is only a test lab after all. But I did read the release notes! I was surprised when the install stopped and said some of the requirements were not met.
I consulted KB 74952 to install the Upgrade Assesment Tool, which is a breeze in itself. Just upload the pak-file – which resides in your vROps 8.0 dir anyway – as a software update. Afterwards you can download the light support pack it created and see what was wrong. In my case I got:
Expired password ? I login each day with the password I created at install, thank you very much. I was never locked out. On a hunch I changed my password and look! The install now ran smoothly! Afterwards I saw John Dias tweet about KB 75195. So if you encounter that same problem, have a look. My install ran rather quickly, but it is a small test install with only some management packs.
I see some people complain that their install hangs or that they run into self-signed certificate issues as documented in KB 2147205. I have not seen those.
Now the Troubleshooting Workbench looks great! I launched a bad behaving VM so that I can write about the next…
Let me know if you upgraded to v8.0 and what your experience is. Of course if you run into issues you might check the VMware communities or your favourite support channel…
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Because I am working on my websites and my marketing these days (see previous blog) and since I want to do some freelance writing, I was looking for my old blog at Sun. This was effectively the precursor to this independent self-hosted blog in the we-can-do-anythin-Sun-days. Amazingly it survived with me the transition to Oracle… But having left in 2012 they took it down. I guess my musings were not that interesting… I had fun with that blog though. It even once earned me an interesting exchange with our legal council. I cannot remember his name but he dressed up on “dress as a pirate day” – remember this was Sun – and is great guy. The entry was around acquisition rumours….. And if you want to find that blog you can! read on!
I wrote before about one of the greatest things on the information super highway, namely the Internet Archive. Their Wayback Machine has been indexing and storing snapshots of websites for many, many years. Look and behold they ran a few snapshots of my Oracle/Sun blog! You can see it here with all the entries…. We need to support archive.org!
As I have been a contractor for 3 years, but operating more independently now from companies, I felt the need to upgrade my marketing game! I had a logo designed and just launched a separate website for my company!
For logo design I can recommend 48hourslogo.com. You can start a contest there where graphic designers send in proposals. I got more than 100! After some tweaking above you can see the result!
I played around to build a WordPress site like this one, but I decided I only needed a one page landing at the moment. I want to keep my blog here since I think the Bitstream has a small reputation now and I do not want to migrate everything and keep multiple blog sites. Keep it simple… Which WP is definitively not! I had a layout in mind with a menu that sticks to the top, but I could not find a simple, good template. I am also getting paranoid about things like Jetpack collecting user data and using data when I don’t want that!
Browsing the Mac app store I came across Sparkle. A lot of good reviews, reasonable in price and they claim to be the successor to iWeb! And made in Europe! Now that resonates with me. I had a lot of fun with iWeb and never understood why Apple discontinued the product. OK it is Mac-dependant, but my site took me less than 2 days…
Have a look at futurica.be and let me know what you think! I also published there a mind map I am using at the moment to track new tech I am interested in! And if you want to talk business let me know!