Simon Eady

Simon Eady

An IT Professional with 20 years’ experience with broad technical and managerial experience, which has enabled him to deliver high quality, correctly scaled, easy to use IT solutions which are on budget and in line with business needs and requirements in any environment.

A leader of the Bristol and South West VMUG (VMware User Group)

Technology Specialities: vRealize Operations Manager (vROps), VMware vSphere, vRealize Automation (vRA), and not to shabby with the rest of the VMware stack.

Simon is currently working for Xtravirt as a Senior consultant and can usually be found on twitter @simoneady

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Written by Simon Eady on 7/8/2015
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A few months ago I decided to tackle the VCAP5-DCD exam and when booking I gave myself 2 months to study before the date of the exam. I was keenly aware that at least in this calendar year the VCAP5-DCD exam and undergone some changes E.G. it no longer had multiple choice questions (think VCP5-DCV in terms of format) There was a wealth of knowledge out there from people whom had either passed/failed or were currently studying so it didn’t take too long to get an understanding of what disciplines/knowledge VMware were looking for in the exam.
Written by Simon Eady on 18/5/2015
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Recently I have been looking at William Lam’s excellent post on automating the deployment of vROps. After having a play around with it, to suit my own needs, I made some modifications to the Powershell script so it would support distributed switches. # William Lam # Edited by Simon Eady to support vDS # www.virtuallyghetto.com # Deployment of vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 (vROps)
Written by Simon Eady on 27/1/2015
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Having been a VMUG member for several years and now a VMUG leader I have seen the value of being a VMUG member and attending the meetings/events/conferences continue to increase. So why do I think you should you go? If you are using VMware technologies/products in your workplace or you are regularly consulting on said VMware products, the VMUG events are in my opinion invaluable. It simply doesn’t matter what experience/knowledge you have of the products, whether you are very new to virtualization or an old hand I guarantee you will come away from any VMUG meeting having learned something useful or dare I say been a great source/help to others whom you have met and networked with.
Written by Simon Eady on 14/1/2015
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Recently when do a fresh install of vRealize Automation (vRA) 6.2 I came across the following error after configuring the first end point.  Error log example      DataBaseStatsService: ignoring exception: Error executing query usp_SelectAgent Inner Exception: Error executing query usp_SelectAgentCapabilities and Error processing ping response Error executing query usp_SelectAgent Inner Exception: Error executing query usp_SelectAgentCapabilities First of all I checked to see if the end points were working which in this case they appeared to be, but I wanted to clear the error before continuing the install.
Written by Simon Eady on 12/12/2014
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For several months now we have seen glimpses of vROps by way of limited blog posts and the HOL demo’s so it was great to see it finally released. So what is it like out of the box? vROps 6.0 Release notes The first clear change is the move away from 2 VMs in a vAPP and consolidation down to 1 VM which is then easily scalable to more as you require.
Written by Simon Eady on 4/12/2014
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vCOPs resources If you have spent time working with vCOPs you will be aware of the numerous and widespread resources out on the net to help you install and fine tune your deployment. Given there is a lot of content out there that is not always easy to fine immediately I wanted to collate a useful list for my own use and to share with others. Still a work in progress.
Written by Simon Eady on 22/10/2014
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As this was my first VMworld I am not ashamed to say I was really stoked about attending, many of my peers have attended in the past and were going to attend. I flew in on the Sunday evening so that I could register early on Monday for partner day, however I did miss the chance to attend what turned out to be a very popular and very full Rockstar event on the Sunday evening.
Written by Simon Eady on 30/8/2014
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So recently I came across an error in the vSphere windows “fat client” when trying to use the search field.      So a quick look at the VMware knowledge base brought up the following article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2063020 So I went ahead and followed the KB artricle and then tried to search again.. the following error was generated.      Also while logging into the vSphere web client the following error appears.
Written by Simon Eady on 23/6/2014
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Fairly recently i attended the annual VMware vForum London 2014 at Wembley stadium! If you have never been to a vForum i would certainly recommend it as it offers the chance to not only attend excellent and pertinent sessions but there is also the opportunity to network and visit the large vendor hall which as ever was a busy place!  Keynote and sessions The opening keynote by @joebaguley (Joe Baguley) was excellent and as challenging as ever one aspect that stood out to me personally was the question “where are you on your journey?
Written by Simon Eady on 8/6/2014
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On the 3rd of June we had our second South West UK VMUG and I am pleased to say it went superbly well. As before we held it at the Mshed facilities in Bristol. We had a great day with many sessions from sponsors,vendors and community speakers alike! Big thanks go to our speakers that day who were.. Justin Rohan - @justinrohan - Nimble Storage - Sponsor James Smith - @james55smith - PernixData - Sponsor Julian Regel - @jr_on_the_cloud - Community session on vCD Adam Bohle - @adambohle - VMware - vCAC session Jonathan Medd - @jonathanmedd - Community session on PowerCLI/Automation Richard Munro - @RikMunro - VMware - vCHS Session One of the South West UK VMUG leaders Barry Coombs took a fantastic time lapse video of the day which can be viewed on his blog site.