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Latest Posts

  • Slack Notifications for Incoming Chatwoot Messages
    I recently discovered Chatwoot, an open-source customer engagement platform that lets you manage conversations with customers via a website widget, email, Facebook, Twitter, and more. Before finding Chatwoot, I was using Reamaze – a similar service that adds a knowledge base and offers the same omnichannel chat service. I’ve not been too happy with the […]
  • Raspberry Pi + ePaper Display + SurePet Flap
    One of the reasons I got a SurePet SureFlap, was to be able to tell whether or not the cat is in the house. Another reason is to lock the flap remotely, but more on that later. I’ve also always wanted to play with an ePaper display. ePaper (or eInk) displays are awesome because they […]
  • Switching Tracks – Saying Goodbye to VMware
    After almost 6 years with VMware (1 month short!), it’s with a bittersweet feeling that I’m saying goodbye to my extended family this week. It’s been said before and I’ll say it again: the connections and friends I made at VMware, will last a lifetime. VMware I was first drawn to VMware by NSX. When […]
  • Introducing MuteDeck for Zoom (and..)
    After months of hard work and incorporating tons of feedback, I’m very happy to introduce the future of the Stream Deck plugin for Zoom; MuteDeck.  As you might know, the Stream Deck plugin for Zoom is an easy way to control a Zoom meeting via the Stream Deck. Knowing whether you’re on mute and being […]
  • VCF Upgrade Failure with Static NSX-T Routing
    Do you have a VMware Cloud Foundation infrastructure that’s using NSX-T to statically route network traffic between the NSX-T Edges and the physical network? If so, you can be faced with this error when attempting to upgrade VCF via the SDDC Manager: 2022-04-19T18:28:58.205+0000 ERROR [vcf_migration,0000000000000000,0000] [c.v.e.s.o.model.error.ErrorFactory,pool-5-thread-12] [43TCDO] TIER_0_ROUTE_DISTRO_UPDATE_POST_VALIDATE_FAILED Post-validate of tier-0 T0route distribution types update […]
  • Transferring Applications between vRealize Network Insight instances
    Let’s say you have multiple vRealize Network Insight instances. Maybe a staging instance for trying new searches, alerts, or other configuration – and a production instance. Or you’re migrating from an on-premises instance to a vRealize Network Insight Cloud instance. Or you just want a backup of the hard work you put into curating the […]
  • Integrating vRealize Automation Cloud & vRealize Network Insight Cloud
    When you have vRealize Automation in place to deploy applications, vRA is the source of truth when it comes to the application landscape. It makes sense to treat it that way, and not have other products (like vRealize Operations or vRealize Network Insight) have to discover those newly deployed applications on their own. Which is […]
  • vRealize Network Insight Cookbook Update
    It’s been a while since I posted about the vRealize Network Insight Cookbook. Honestly, the pandemic and other events over the last two years drained my creativity, especially in writing. The goal was to update it with new features every six months, and add more of the big ticket items (like SD-WAN, Network Assurance and […]

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