Constant Incremental Improvement: My Next BIG Thing!

Happy Monday friends! Throughout my professional career, I have had the opportunity to work with and receive mentorship from many awesome folks, many of which I’m still very close with today. Scott Lillis, my VP when I was an SE at Veeam, always preached a particular value which has stuck with me daily and it…




Disaster Recovery: Zero to Hero

As per Wikipedia, the book definition of Disaster Recovery, aka DR is… …involves a set of policies, tools and procedures to enable the recovery or continuation of vital technology infrastructure and systems following a natural or human-induced disaster. Disaster recovery focuses on the IT or technology systems supporting critical business functions, as opposed to business…




Upgrade from vSphere 6.5 to 6.7 using VMware Update Manager

In this blog we’ll walk through the steps to upgrade an ESXi host running VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 1. Prior to updating you need to check out and fully understand the upgrade considerations and note which version vSphere you’re running and what’s supported versus not supported. Remember, the key to success is proper planning. Below…




Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Operations with Datrium DVX

Lately I’ve been pretty focused on working with Microsoft SQL Server and how this business critical application, which is run and deployed on over 35% of Datrium DVX customers. Below, in this episode of OpenConverse we’ll take a look at virtualizing SQL Server on Datrium DVX as well as the restore capabilities offered. Virtualizing Microsoft…




Datrium DVX 4.0.3.0 is GA

What’s New with DVX 4.0.3.0? Today I’m happy to announce that Datrium DVX 4.0.3.0 is now generally available! You may head over to the Upgrade Center portion of the DVX UI to upgrade your environment easily. This release brings the following new features and capabilities to the Datrium DVX platform: The Datrium DVX platform has…




How much do you know about being a Microsoft MVP?

The Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Award is one way that Microsoft celebrates individuals for their contributions to the greater IT Community. I’m happy to say that I have been awared my 3rd Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award in the area of Cloud and Datacenter Management. Having been included in several IT Community recognition awards,…




Datrium vCenter Orchestrator Snapshot, Clone and Register VM