When “no” should be the answer

Sometimes consultants have a problem saying “no”. Too often things are thrown together to please a customer without regard to “the big picture”. Far worse is poor work simply due to laziness or a lack of time. With the lack of time excuse, it would be good to remember a quote by Albert Einstein – “If you don’t have time …

Kaboom! Goes the Dell VRTX, vSphere and more!

A customer of mine runs a Dell VRTX chassis with two M630 blades that are vSphere 6.0 hosts. Over the weekend one blade had a critical error and rebooted itself and then locked up at the iDRAC initialization screen. Meanwhile, vSphere attempted to do its thing and vMotion the guests to the remaining host but something in that process failed …