14 Mar

Brian Spagna Named VMware vExpert

Kraft Kennedy is proud to announce that, in recognition of his thought leadership in virtualization, Brian Spagna had been named a VMware vExpert. The honor highlights not only Brian’s deep expertise in VMware technology, but also his influential role in shaping the industry conversation. “I’m honored to be awarded VMware vExpert for the second year Read more…

27 Sep

Deleting an Empty Datastore That’s in Use in VMware vCenter

We are migrating a client from EMC VNX to a new EMC Unity SAN and part of the process requires us to clean up the legacy datastores. This isn’t a small environment, however, and the datastores span across approximately 30+ hosts. Trying to find which host is actively connecting to this datastore is nearly impossible. Read more…

14 Feb

Brian Spagna Named VMware vExpert 2017

Congratulations to Brian Spagna, VMware vExpert 2017! The title of vExpert is highly regarded in the world of IT and among our clients. It demonstrates not only a thorough expertise in VMware but also a record of influential contributions to the technology and community of professionals who work with it. vExperts, according to the award’s selection Read more…

17 Mar

VMware vSphere Pricing and Packaging Changes

VMware recently announced changes to the vSphere product line, including discontinuation of some products and pricing increases for others. Highlights include the following: End of availability effective June 30, 2016 vSphere Enterprise vSphere with Operations Management Standard vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Price changes effective April 1, 2016 (all prices suggested MSRP) vSphere with Operations Read more…

06 Jun

Fix ZTIGather to Work with UEFI in VMware Workstation

While working in my lab, I discovered an issue with the Gather step while doing OSD to a VM using UEFI. I was working through a MDT 2012 standard client task sequence in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1, and wanted to test my build with a UEFI VM. I kept getting unexpected results in my branching logic, and it took Read more…

23 Aug

Planning Virtual Desktop Infrastructure – More than Meets the “I”

It’s 2012, and now that several years of “This is the Year of VDI!” have come and gone, we can finally say that VDI is gaining momentum in legal.  According to the 2011 ILTA technology survey nearly 20% of firms have implemented VDI (either XenDesktop or View) and nearly 40% are researching or testing it.  Read more…